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8 Pieces of Real-Life Advice for Rotary Engravers

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  1. If you do metal engraving, get a cutter sharpener.
  2. I only use outdoor material, so I stock only the expensive material. Double stock is a killer.
  3. Plastic engraving is very profitable.
  4. Custom engraving is not for the faint of heart.
  5. Have a full array of cutter tip sizes.
  6. Set up standards for standard sizes; for example, 1-by-3-inch tags, name badges, plaques, etc.
  7. Save your work and print out job copies.
  8. If you’re busy enough, have more than one engraver and schedule things you can do while the machine engraves. One person can run four to five engravers or other machines.

Fred Schwartz

Fred Schwartz is the project engineer at Quality One Engravers located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Quality One Engravers has been in engraving industry for over 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge on old and newer engravers, as well as software, parts, service, tips, and tricks.

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