Engraving is the practice of carving a design onto a hard, usually flat, surface by cutting grooves into it. The result is a decorated design in various materials such steel, plastic, metals or glass (plexiglas).
Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. Today this technique represents an important part of the signs production process.
The signs created with this process are extremely robust and keep legibility over a long period of time. They’re perfect for complex markings in machine rooms, outdoor doorbell plates (as door and cabin signs in hotels and shops), lift controls… The materials can consist of stainless steel, brass, aluminum or various types of plastic.