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What to Consider When Choosing an Engraved Gift for Someone Special

November 2nd, 2013 by

Looking for an Engraved Gift for Someone Special?

There are probably thousands of websites offering engraving, one catchy head-line that caught my eye on a recent search was “engraving fast and free”, simply choose your font, 30 character limit, submit your order and pay.    I am sure their products are fine however if your are looking for a special gift for a dear friend who is celebrating a birthday, or a colleague who is retiring, or looking for a gift to reflect well on your company then high quality deep engraving, detailed artwork, thoughtful layout,  along with quality pieces are the main components of a fine engraved gift.

Engraved Glass and Crystal

When engraving glass or crystal there are number of methods.  For the most dramatic results sand carving is used.   Beads of sand under high pressure are blown against the glass or crystal creating deep etchings with sharp clean edges.  Other methods used are surface etch or laser etch which although fast and good for production work are not appropriate when engraving a memorable piece for a personalized gift.

Personalized Artwork Layout

We will work with you on your artwork.  Once an order is place, you will receive an auto confirmation that  your order was received and before we engrave you will receive a proof to approve.  Often in this proof we will provide you with 2-3 different layouts depending on the piece.  Each order is unique.  One order may be for an engraved crystal vase celebrating a birthday another may be for an deep etched wine decanter, both could be using the same house artwork we offer, yet because of the style of the piece and the text to engrave the layout is different.  This is why we never limit you to a certain number of characters or lines.   In the text box when placing your order write in the text you would like engraved.  We will set up the artwork to incorporate your text with the piece and send you black and white proof.  Black and White Proof If the proof cannot convey the idea we can send you a picture of what we have in mind.

Custom Etched Decanter

Quality Artwork

Artwork is very important.  We have 100’s of stock artwork designs that you can choose from, you can even combine multiple artworks. Let us know you would like the balloons from Design 1 combined with the Congratulations Design.  Our art department will send you a few layouts.  Would you like your company logo engraved but don’t have the clean artwork? Don’t worry, send us what you have and we will be able to prepare it for engraving.   We charge a small one time flate fee for Corporate Logos and Custom Artwork, however we keep the artwork on file and will never charge a set up fee on any reorders, regardless of piece ordered.

Turn around Time

Timing is everything.  We offer two standard options,  rush shipping – the gift will arrive in 7-9 business days and Standard -the gift will arrive in 2-3 weeks.  If you need it faster please feel free to call or email. We will work to meet your deadlines.

Engraving is a hands on business, each step of the way you will be working directly with a group of people, not automated systems.  Our engravers have decades of experience, our artwork deparment has worked with artwork from company letter head to designs drawn on napkins and our customer service is always prompt, reliable and available via phone, email or any of the social media sites.

One response to “What to Consider When Choosing an Engraved Gift for Someone Special”

  1. Cathy Hancock says:

    Custom Engraved Gifts are excellent gifts, just allow extra time for Holidays

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The beautiful vase and gift box arrived on Wednesday evening just in time for our luncheon on Thursday, Nov 1st. We were all very pleased with the quality of your work and elegant presentation of this special gift for our friend. With much appreciation and warmest regards,
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