Why we love engraving:
It’s tactile, traditional and elegant all in a timeless old world tradition. The look can be casual, hip or can be from a time of ageless beauty. We can engrave on almost any stock and make our metallic engravings look like the finest masterpieces of fine jewelry.
How it works; engraving is a pressure process, transferring ink directly from the engraving plate to the paper. Automatic engraving presses can run at speeds between 4,000-5,000 impressions/hour. Hand-fed presses are much slower at about 1,000 impressions/hour more practical for a small run, such as an invitation or note card. Inks are formulated as opaque pigments, and as true metallics. Engraving inks are more opaque than litho inks. Which allow for the smallest of fonts to appear crystal clear. It’s also great for printing a light color (white, cream, aqua) on a dark stock, or for printing tone-on-tone. We mix metallic engraving inks in-house by combining metallic particles (gold, silver, copper) with a clear substance called the extender. To start the conversation, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]