|Engraving on wood, metal, perspex, Rowmark and glass
|Personalised Engraving on glass and plastics.
|All copyrights on text, photographs, contents and logos by CLK Engravers 2015
|Glass engraving, also sand blasting on Marble
|What is sublimation printing?
A dye-sublimation printer (or dye-sub printer) is a computer printer which employs a printing process that uses
heat to transfer dye onto medium materials such as a plastic card, paper, or fabric. The sublimation name is
applied because the dye transitions between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage.
Many consumer and professional dye-sublimation printers are designed and used for producing photographic
|What is engraving?
Engraving is the practice of incising a design on to a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. The
result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide
an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations;
these images are also called engravings.
Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper, both in artistic printmaking, and
also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by
photography in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is
much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques.
Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass
engravers, gunsmiths and others, while modern industrial techniques such as photoengraving and laser
engraving have many important applications. Engraved gems were an important art in the ancient world,
revived at the Renaissance, although the term traditionally covers relief as well as intaglio carvings, and is
essentially a branch of sculpture rather than engraving, as drills were the usual tools.