Are you giving your items the personal touch they deserve? Remember the days where you used to take a marker to your material goods. Everyone from Andy and Woody to your neighbors down the street has been adding a personal touch to their favorite belongings. Sometimes it is in case they get lost. Other times it is to add an air of sophistication. Whatever the reason, custom engraving is an advanced process that can significantly improve any item.

Our team of custom engraving technicians is answering all your questions, including all of the items you should get custom engraved before wasting any time. Let’s take a look.

All Your Custom Engraving Questions Answered

What is Custom Engraving?

Custom engraving places an etched message or image on an item using a unique engraving process. There are a variety of things that can handle custom engraving, including items made of glass, metal, and wood. The engraving process typically involves a rotary engraving tool that helps create plaques, trophies, jewelry, fine china, and more.

How Does the Engraving Process Work?

The custom engraving process involves a rotary engraving machine equipped with a cutting tool. These machines help the engraver create custom engravings on a myriad of objects. While an engraving is similar to an etching, the process uses a carving system rather than burning the image onto the surface of an item.

What Items Can I Custom Engrave?

Many metal, plastic, wood, glass, and stone can be engraved. An expert typically handles custom engraving. These engravers perform the process on a variety of objects. Some of these include:

  • Necklaces
  • Lockets
  • Rings
  • Watches
  • Ornamental Wardrobe
  • Mugs
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Plaques
  • Jewelry
  • Tools
  • Toasters
  • iPads
  • Computers
  • Wedding Bands
  • Wine Bottles
  • Lighters
  • Holiday Ornaments
  • Tumblers
  • Trophies
  • Awards
  • Name Plate
  • Name Tags
  • Purses
  • Bags
  • Firearms
  • Swords
  • Crystal Stemware
  • And more!

Along with these objects, experts can occasionally inscribe messages on certain jewels, including opals and turquoise. Working with your specialist, you can find the message you want engraved on the item. It will offer a distinctive and unique appearance.

What Can I Have Engraved?

One of the most common questions our team gets asked is, “What should I engrave?” There are very few limits to what messages you can have engraved on an object. Whether you are trying to find the right words to put on a gift or what you want to be engraved on a company plaque, it is entirely up to you. Most people include names, dates, quotes, words of appreciation, or a simple design. Contact us to find out if the message you want included will work on your item. Chances are, it will!

How Much Does a Custom Engraving Cost?

The cost of an engraving depends on the message and object you want engraved.

Are There Any Tips for Designing a Custom Engraving?

Are you looking for something special? McGee’s has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for an award that commemorates the work or service of a fellow employee or is need the perfect gift for the person who has everything, we can help. There are so many options to choose from when you work with our expert engravers, including everything from games to desk sets to drinkware. Please browse our online selection or visit us at one of our locations to get started.

You can add an engraved message for any occasion with the help of the experienced team at McGee’s Stamp and Trophy. The possibilities are endless when you work with us. Let one of our team members assist you in placing the perfect custom order. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our custom engraving services.