PlexiEngrave with support (Gold, Photo HT) adds a touch of class and beauty to your photo collections. A plexiglass plate (where image and/or text is engraved) is supported with metal base which enables it to sit on hard surfaces. Texts and images would be deep engraved on the back of the substrate and then gilded with real gold leaf, genuine silver leaf or just carefully hand painted with acrylic paint. The engraved photo (Photo HT halftone) - will not be gilded or coloured.
This product is perfect for engraving your favourite photos, photos of loved ones, motivational quotes, famous sayings, mission statements etc. Engraved images and texts can be hand-coloured or gilded with real gold leaf or silver leaf as well. This adds extra view dimensions to the image and further enhances the beauty of the engraving.
As a gift, you can rest assure that the lucky recipient of this authentic gift shall keep and cherish it. Perfect for display on office desks, home windows, dressing tables etc.
Types of engraving:
Your photo would be engraved in the middle of the plexiglass. Your chosen image would then be engraved on the substrate and then gilded with real gold leaf, genuine silver leaf or just carefully hand painted with acrylic paint. All engraving are on the back of the plexiglass.
Your photo would be engraved on the right side of the plexiglass. Your chosen texts would then be engraved on left side of the substrate and then gilded with real gold leaf, genuine silver leaf or just carefully hand painted with acrylic paint. All engraving are on the back of the plexiglass.
100 x 150 x 3 mm
180 x 130 x 3 mm
200 x 300 x 3 mm
400 x 300 x 3 mm
Please select your choices in 'quot;Available Options'quot; below.
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: Weddings, anniversaries or just treat yourself to a good and quality product.
Please contact us if you require different sizes than listed
Country of origin: The Netherlands
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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.EngravingEngraving process
This product is made from 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.