What Is Engraving ?

Engraving is a niche field of marking and refers to the process of cutting, carving or etching into a material. With so many options, it can often be extremely difficult to choose the correct method for your application.

At Nichol, we can analyse the correct material for the application, the design itself and most importantly the appearance and functionality of the product when you use it. We have a range of solutions that will do exactly what you need it to do and how you need it done. Get a solution to your engraving needs that is accurate, functional and most cost effective

Also see laser marking.

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Engraving Products

Steel stamps and dies

Automator Type

  • Standard sizes (mm)2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • 0-9 sets
  • A-Z sets
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Custom Steel Stamps

  • Block available in all shapes up to 20mm square.
  • Can have text, numbers, or logo
  • Can have taper +/or grooves
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Custom Steel Blocks

  • Block available in all shapes up to 180mm square.
  • Can have text, numbers, or logo
  • Can have taper +/or grooves
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Steel Hand Stamps

  • Standard Length 100mm
  • Block available up to 20mm square.
  • Can have text, numbers, or logo
  • Can have taper +/or grooves
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Embossing dies

  • Male and Female blocks required
  • Block available in all shapes up to 180mm square.
  • Can have text, numbers, or logo
  • Can have taper +/or grooves
  • Minimum line size the same as the material thickness
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Labels and Plates

Lasered Aluminium

  • Maximum size 100 x 100
  • White letters on coloured aluminium
  • Can do cut outs
  • Can do barcodes, QR codes, Datamatrix, logos and images
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Engraved Plastic

  • Common colours- White  with black letters- Black / Red / Blue with white letters- Yellow with black letters
  • Maximum size 300mm
  • We can do cut outs
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Engraved Stainless Steel

  • Maximum size 1200 x 400
  • No fill or colour fill
  • We can do cut outs
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Etched plates

  • Maximum size 300 x 300
  • No fill or colour fill
  • We can do cut outs and logos
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Types of Engraving Machines

The many types of engraving machines include:

  • Metal laser engraver
  • Dot peen engraving machine
  • CNC engraving machine
  • Stamp engraving machine
  • Co2 laser engraving machine
  • Portable laser engraving machine
  • Photo engraving machine

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