Engraving is a stock-removing method in which the industrial signage is inscribed by removing material with the help of a rotary milling tool.
Often the recesses are covered with paints. But covering with colours can also be omitted. Legibility in such cases is achieved either by the contrast between matt and glossy areas, such as in the case of stainless steel, or with the help of differences in colour when engraving multi-layer material. Examples of materials used here include coloured anodized aluminium or plastics such as Formalon®, or composite materials such as Resopal®.
The appearance and properties of engraved industrial signage made of metal is largely similar to that of etched signs and fronts. Engraving is mainly used when unit quantities are small and as addition to variable inscriptions.
Properties and benefits
- Colour covering is protected by embedding in recesses
- Legibility is guaranteed even after painting over or destruction of the colour covering
- High light-fastness of the colours
- High weather resistance
- In cases of aluminium signs and fronts, a combination with the anodizing method is possible
- Economical production of small quantities and single units
- Variable inscription possible
Large selection of standard colours available. All colours according to common colour systems (RAL, HKS, Pantone) and special colours possible. As alterative also without colour, with matt-glossy contrast of base material.
Sequential numbering, sequential barcodes and alternating inscriptions using embossing, engraving or laser inscription