Helpful Definition for: Engraving
Engraving services are available in Charlotte. Etching is somewhat similar to engraving, in the sense that it also produces a three dimensional raised effect on a soft metal, but this is achieved by using acid to remove metal from some areas, producing the "etching". The collective term for both the types of art is "Intaglio". While copper is the choice of metal used in etching, this wears down fast and is not particularly durable. Steel-faced copper is now much more popular. Engraving can be practised on stone, glass, metal, tile, eggshell, wood and other materials.
Engravings are a popular style for artistic expression. They can be made to order in Charlotte for varied purposes, such as memorial signs, subdivision sings, glass paintings, gun stock and wedding presents. These make for beautiful, elegant gifts. Usage of non-toxic etching chemicals, and photo-etching are also possible now.