Engraving Machine

• Warning labels

• Door signs

• Presentation plaques

• Plastic, brass or aluminium

• Laminates in various colours

• Self-adhesive or fixing holes

• Bevelled edges

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Brass Plaques
Switch Panels
Trophy Engraving


A good scratch.

Engraving is the practice of cutting designs into the surface of hard materials. It is a method of producing signs and labels, and can be used to mark a variety of objects. A pantograph machine enables the user to trace lettering and adjust the scale.

Scratching the surface,
Cutting the crust,
Piercing the smoothness,
Blowing the dust.
Carving a consonant,
Gouging a vowel,
Cleaning with acetone,
Wiping with towel.

A Guide to Engraving

Stamford Engraving uses a pantograph machine for most engraving jobs. The machine comprises a stylus to trace copy slides and a cutter which reproduces the copy at a set ratio.

Items to be engraved are held on the machine by a vice. The maximum height the vice will allow is 375mm (14¾in). There is no limit to the width. Objects can be up to 200mm (8in) deep.

Copy can be scaled to any ratio from 2:1 to 7:1. The maximum letter height using the largest copy is about 50mm. The minimum using the smallest copy is 2mm. There are several different styles of lettering, including serif, sans-serif and script.

Commonly engraved items include salvers, trophies, lighters, medals, signs and labels.

Engraving Copy