BTC Awards uses many techniques in the personalization process. Our experienced artisans engrave using the earliest and latest equipment available.
To this day, we use our original equipment. The pantograph is used to manually engrave odd and difficult-to-hold pieces. The computer controlled mechanical engravers, is for rotary and pressure engraving into metal and plastic surfaces. These machines are used for engraving all plated gifts and awards, such as bowls, mugs, silver plates, watches, urns, key tags, signs, medal, the list is endless. In addition to the mechanical engravers, we also use laser engravers. The laser is used for engraving wood products, acrylic awards, plastic name badges, signs, anodized products, coated metal such as plaque plates and this list is endless. The other process we offer is sandblasting, sometimes called sand carving, or deep etched. We use this process on glass, crystal, marble, metal and some cast materials. It requires developing a mask, applying it to the product or item, and then blasting the item with compressed air and a media. This process allows us to achieve a desire depth into our products.
BTC Awards selects the best technique for each individual item. For example, glass, some crystal, and marble can be engraved with either a mechanical engraver or laser engraver. The result is a very shallow non-opaque mark or a rough cut into the item. At BTC Awards we sand carve all of our glass, crystal, and marble, the choice of most artists and manufacturers of quality glass and crystal. The result is a desired depth and clean crisp opaque frosted image. Stop by so we will show you the difference.