ENGRAVING & COLOR FILL

  • How do you engrave my crystal?

    • 1. We use primarily "deep-etch" process to engrave your crystal awards.
    • 2. The process gives your crystal piece a personalized touch and classic look.
    • 3. Consider adding the optional color fill to make your crystal stand out.
  • What's the difference between deep-etch, laser and 3D internal laser engraving?

    • 1. Deep-etch engraving is the process of applying a stencil to a product and "coloring in" the stencil's image with sand that is applied at high pressure. The sand erodes the surface in the open areas of the stencil, leaving a permanent impression.
    • 2. The laser surface engraving process uses lasers to engrave the crystal. The engraving depth is shallow and limited.
    • 3. The 3D laser engraving process uses a computer guided laser to precisely engrave 3D images within the crystal. You won't be able to apply color fill afterward.
  • What is color fill?

    • 1. Color fill is our unique hand painting technique applying acrylic paints meticulously to the engravings on your crystal.
    • 2. Color fill adds a spark of color to your already impressive crystal.
    • 3. It is a desirable process to make the inscriptions on your crystal stand out, enhance the overall appearance of your personalized crystal and draw attention to your key messages.
  • How much does color fill cost?

    • 1. Color fill is an optional charge offered at $10 additional per plaque for up to three colors.
    • 2. There will be extra charge if you plan to use more than 3 colors per plaque.
  • Why does color fill cost more?

    • 1. Color fill cost more because it is a painstaking hand-painting process which requires personal attention and precision.
    • 2. The paints need to be manually dipped to the engraved area.
    • 3. The painting process will take an extra 30 minutes to 2-3 hours to complete depends on the layout complexity.
  • Does adding the color fill take longer to produce?

    • 1. Yes, color fill will take an extra 30 minutes to 2-3 hours to complete.
    • 2. We will manage the extra production time internally.
    • 3. It won’t impact your expected in-hands delivery date.
  • Can you color match the PMS# of our logo?

    • 1. No, we can't 100% match your PMS logo colors.
    • 2. PMS matching is a computer color coding process used for printing with unlimited color choices.
    • 3. Crystal coloring is a manual painting process with limited color choice offered by Acrylic Paints.
  • Will color fill fade or peel over time?

    • 1. The color fill will not fade or peel under normal circumstance.
    • 2. The color fill will peel if washed.