Custom Engraving the Glencairn Glass since 2010
Let us create custom engraved glassware and accessories to commemorate wedding, birthday, birth announcement, retirement, anniversary events and make a corporate gift more personal and one that will be appreciated much more than many other items that are typically given for these occasions. Personalized Glencairn Glasses and accessories are quality, affordable, reusable, and long lasting gifts that will remind the recipient of your generosity and the event for years to come. They can also be combined with a bottle of your recipient’s favorite whisky on a presentation tray or coaster set, or as a set with a water pitcher or flask in one of our satin lined gift boxes.
**Please Note** – Read about our deep sand carved engraving technique below the images.
If comparing our engraving to etching, be sure to compare the quality and clarity between our sand blast engraving and laser or chemical etching.
These are some examples of our custom engraved glasses that were commissioned by customers. All images are actual photos of engraved glasses, not Photoshop created etched or engraved images on an image of a glass.
Sand Carved Engraving Technique vs. Etching
We engrave your custom logo, design or monogram using the deep sand carved engraving technique, NOT with a surface treatment such as laser or chemical etching or screen painting. There is a difference that you can see and feel. After all, the Glencairn Glass is fine lead free or 24% lead crystal, and if you are going to embellish it, why not do it with a method that is worthy of the glass, engraving it instead of just etching it. If comparing, prices for having your glasses embellished please be sure to compare like techniques. Sand carved engraving is the only method that provides the detail and depth of engraving and brings out a luminescence in the crystal. Sand carved engraving is a much more time consuming and individually handmade process than other conventionally offered methods. Laser, chemical and screen etching create a flat, surface frosting and do not provide the clarity, sharpness of detail and brilliance that sand carved engraving provides. Laser etching also technically fractures or chips the crystal and can damage a crystal based glass, so is better for soda lime glass and not crystal glasses.
With the sand carved engraving we can get extremely good results for even detailed logos, artwork and fonts if we start with good vector artwork or transform it to that format. With fonts for initials and monograms we work to improve the existing font, spacing and positioning of the letters until we get a result that is pleasing and balanced on the glassware you choose to engrave.
We are able to engrave initials, monograms and most logos and artwork on the traditional Glencairn Glass, the Cut Crystal Glencairn Glass, the Glencairn Canadian or Mixer Rocks Glass, Iona Pitchers, many other types of beverage glassware, and other glass and optic crystal items suited to this type of engraving and personalization.