Back of watch circular engraving by Devanet

Back of watch engraving



Engraving onto jewellery, plaques, glassware, watches and items made from wood, metals in general and glass can be achieved with the right equipment and a clear understanding of what is possible. We have produced this guide to help you decide what options are available from us.


We have two companies in the group, and engraving services are offered to customers throughout the UK.


The engraving services, one of the most comprehensive in the UK, encompasses the following:



Creating the design, making special plates and then sandblasting the frosted look you get onto glass, we can also use this process for other materials, such as metal, wood and plastics. We can also combine laser engraving and sandblasting to create different effects either on a rotary machine or flatbed machine. The maximum rotary we can engrave will be 360 degrees arounf the object or onthe flat 850 x 550 mm.


C02 Lasers

Our C02 Lasers use a high powered beam to ablate the surface to be engraved, it is very accurate and fine detail can achieved, suitable for logos, very small text, deep engraving and colour filling. we can accommodate flat or rotary surfaces up to 115 mm diameter. C02 which is continuous wave laser and is suitable for engraving glass, wood and plastics. Our maximum engraving area is 900 x 600 x 300 mm deep and we have two machines the larger is 180 watts.


MOPA lasers

The second type of laser is a MOPA laser, this works with a high precision beam with short pulses or frequency which can be adjusted to required finish, this premium laser is able to create very detailed clear engravings in small areas. It is designed specifically for metals. Engraving area for flat 3 d surfaces is avilable up to 175 x 175 mm, for 3D engraving the maximum fields ares is 110 x 110 mm. We have two of these machines both MOPA quality, one is a 3d 60 watt laser. Both our MOPA lasers hav the capability of engraving text to less than 0.5 mm, detailed crests, logos and designs.


Diamond Engravers

Diamond engraving uses a diamond tipped tool to surface etch the item, it engraves in a linear motion and can engrave around circular objects like a trophy or champagne flute, up to 300 mm diameter is possible, with a flat engraving area of 200 x 350 mm and can engrave a bottle of wine or champagne. Most suitable for trophies, metal gifts and glassware.


Colour infills

We have specilised equipment to colour deep engraving of logos, designs, crests and text, with epoxy resins, paints and wax resins depending upon the substrate we are engraving.


Key points:

!) Always make a note of the metal or substrate if it is silver or gold or brass, we need to know as this affects the engraving finish.


2) Watches - we need to access the back of the watch, so ensure the strap can be opened, or removed to allow us to have unrestricted view of the back


3) We can engrave text, logos and custom designs with letters down to 0.5 mm high with our lasers.


4) Text style is very important when engraving small detail - script fonts have to be carefully selected and often modified to allow small engravings such as the inside of rings.


5) Deep engraving is available where the area can be filled with enamel - the product and design will need to be submitted for a quotation


6) Precious metals like Sterling silver and Gold are ideally suited to both diamond and laser engraving


7) Brass, diecast products are usually coated with a pre-coat of copper followed by nickel or rhodium  so when the item is engraved the copper may show through so be careful with these products.


8) If a customer requires engraving of text - ask what style script or block font and if they have a preference, the font name - most windows fonts can be used, but note some fonts may not be suitable if they are fragmented.


9) When circular objects are to be engraved it is important that the bottom and top are a uniform shape  and not obstructed in any way otherwise they cannot be held in the machines. This applies to larger objects like trophies, glassware, cocktail shakers and ice buckets.


10) Items which are curved will affect laser engraving up to 2 mm deviation is acceptable, other wise it is limited to diamond engraving only which can follow curves like the edge of a martini glass.


Devanet® offer a diverse range of custom engraving services from one off gifts to branded merchandise or custom branding for our manufactured metal products. We are the only UK manufacture and engraver that will custom make your buckle, piece of jewellery, promotional gift and brand, electroplate, and ceramic coat your product inhouse.




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Watch engraving
Inside ring engraving
Bracelet engraving
Pendant engraving
Signet rings
Belt buckles
Leather gifts
Wood objects
Memorial Plaques




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