In-Studio Engraving

With custom freehand engraving, your items will be permanently personalized for a lasting impression, unlike the shorter lifespans of paint and vinyl applications.

Freehand engraving is very versatile and allows for engraving on a wider variety of items with more placement options than laser engraving equipment can do.

Custom Freehand Engraving

My work is done using a specialized engraving drill, diamond-tipped burs, and color inlay, all partnered with my knowledge of calligraphy and design.

I offer personalization and engraving services for keepsakes of all kinds: corporate gifting, housewarming gifts, bridal party gifts, wedding favors, birthday presents, and more. See the list at the bottom of the page for popular items that can be engraved.

Guidelines & Rates for In-Studio Engraving

  • I’m happy to engrave on items you provide, contact me to make sure it is something I can do, and see the list below for ideas.
  • Because my engraving is all done by hand, I do refer out some projects that are better suited for laser engraving.
  • See my online shop for perfume/cologne engraving, wine/liquor engraving, lipstick engraving, and mirror compacts engraving.
  • Individual gifts/unique commissions: $65 minimum order; price varies depending on item quantity, content length, complexity, and design.
  • For bulk orders of 20+ quantities, contact me for a custom quote.
  • For Engraved Wine/Liquor Bottles, I can only offer this service from my Rochester, NY location due to shipping regulations.
  • Please note: pressurized bottles cannot be engraved due to the risk of the bottle exploding. For pressurized bottles like champagne, sparkling cider, sparkling wine, I offer writing with permanent paint for a safer option that still allows for beautiful personalization.
  • Special rates apply for any bottle over $100 retail value, and/or bottles larger than 750ml.
  • Woodburning, leather debossing, heat foiling: $65 minimum

Popular Items to Engrave

  • Glass: wine bottles, liquor bottles, wine glasses, champagne flutes, perfume & cologne bottles, candle holders, cosmetic containers, skincare bottles
  • Ceramic/Porcelain: coffee mugs, Christmas ornaments, platters, candle jars
  • Metal: stainless steel water bottles, Yeti tumblers, lipstick, make-up brushes, compact mirrors, dog & cat tags, knives, cake serving sets, watches, copper mugs
  • Stone: marble, agate slices, granite tiles, coasters, smooth rocks & stones
  • Acrylic: some acrylic/plastic items can be engraved, but I have to judge based on the material
  • Leather: I can engrave leather and some leather-like surfaces using a heat debossing tool/hot foil tool; great for wallets, journals, padfolios, watch straps, and bags
  • Wood: I can engrave wood using a wood-burning tool; great for cutting boards, charcuterie boards, wooden spatulas/spoons, and boxes

For many engraved items, I also offer color fill options of silver, gold, rose gold, and black.

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