At Smoothgift, each one of our engravings is unique. We use sandblasting, hand engraving or the combination of both of these versatile art form of engraving. Your beautiful image or artwork can be lightly engraved or deep carved into the front or back of the Plexiglass (chemically known as Poly methyl methacrylate - PMMA) is often used as a light or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. Plexiglass is 10 times stronger than glass, weights half the weight of glass and it is up to 17 times more impact resistant than glass
Plexiglass was first brought to market in 1933 by Rohm and Haas Company in Germany (Now called Evonik Industries Germany), under the trademark Plexiglas? It has since been sold under many different names including Lucite, Perspex and Plaskolite. Smoothgift uses Plexiglas?.
Plexiglass transmits up to 92% of visible light and filters ultraviolet (UV) light at wavelengths below about 300 nm.. These attributes along with its attractiveness, durability and resistance to warping make it an ideal interior and exterior sign and displays material.
Cleaning and maintaining Plexiglass is relatively easy. Always make sure that you are using a soft, clean cloth. First, blow the dust or dirt off, or use water and a soft cloth to float the dirt off. A mild solution of dish-washing detergent and warm water takes off stubborn dirt easily without doing any harm. Never, ever, use cleaners containing ammonia. Thus, cleaners such as Windex or 409 will harm your piece of Plexiglass. Use only products specifically recommended for cleaning Plexiglass such as Novus, Plexiclear or Brillianize etc.
Fine scratches on Plexiglass can be removed with a mild abrasive polish. Heavier scratches, such that you can feel with your fingernail, will require some extra efforts to remove with a bit of sanding and buffing. These services are available at Smoothgift.What is plexiglass?Plexiglass
After engraving, we can then crisp up and beautify your engraving more by carefully painting it with colour of your choice. This product looks stunning on counter, desk and table tops.
For a more stunning look, the engraving can be gilded with real 24 karats gold leaf or real silver leaf. The gilded engraving can also be protected with a clear acrylic film against excessive touch, dirts.
Types of engraving available for this product:
SG0092: Artwork is deep engraved into the back of plexiglass. No painting. No gilding. You can choose to colour/gild it. Holes and hanging system included.
Images (ready to engrave) are offered for free in 'quot;Engrave this image'quot;. For more information on engraving, see 'quot;Engraving'quot; or 'quot;help'quot; below.
This product is recommended for both private and commercial use or as a gift for: Business colleague and partners, family members or friends.
Suggested occasions: New business, Weddings, anniversaries or just treat yourself to a good and quality product.
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Category: Living room
Engraving and Gilding
If your order involves engraving and or gilding, you would be sent an image of the texts and artwork to be engraved by email, for your approval before engraving. We will not engrave your work until you have given us your consent to do so.
Smoothgift offers both Sandblasting engraving and Hand engraving methods. Sandblasting engraving is a true form of art. It is the most versatile form of engraving and as such, it requires specific skill set. It is distinct from other form of engraving like computer controlled form of engraving (e.g. cnc engraving, laser engraving, etc). With sandblasting engraving, no two engraved pieces are ever exactly the same.
Hand engraving is the most authentic form of engraving. It is almost as versatile form of engraving as sandblasting engraving. It shows character and just like sandblasting engraving, no two engraved pieces are ever the same.
Both engraving methods are perfect for texturing on all hard surfaces. While sandblasting cannot achieve deep engraving only on steel and metal surfaces, deep engraving and carving can be achieved with hand engraving or with a combination of sandblasting and hand engraving on steel, plexiglass, glass, acrylic, metals, woods, stones and on almost all other hard surface objects. The result is usually stunning and impressive. See more about our different engraving methods in 'quot;help'quot; or 'quot;Engraving'quot;.
Gilding is an elaborate process that requires special skill set and plenty of time for drying but the beauty of the end product makes it worthy of the time and efforts put into making it.
Although our gilding services includes oil gilding, water gilding and powder buff gilding, only oil gilding is offered for most of the products on our website. However, our customers are welcome to request for either the traditional water gilding or powder buff gilding.
While water gilding and powder buff gilding cannot be burnished or polished, oil gilding can be.
Smoothgift offers the following leafs for gilding:
Real 24 karats gold leaf
Real silver leaf and
Imitation gold leaf
It is worth noting that while the imitation gold leaf gilding requires protection cover in form of clear acrylic sealer against potential UV damages, Real 24 karats gold leaf gilding and Real silver leaf gilding do not require any protection against the UV damages because they are genuine leafs. They will never tarnish or oxide. They will always retain their shines.