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Guest maurice

sorry if this sounds silly but here goes

i am a pretty good shoe repairer /key cutter but i cannot engrave

iv tryed for a few years but i am left handed it dosn,t work

my question is can i get an engraveing machine to do all my work

i am thinking of starting up a shop in sydney this site has given me inspration i may have more silly questions hope you dont mind

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Guest Iain Cheall

I am sure michel (gravograph uk boss) will be inundated with his salesteam asking to go down and do a demo for you :lol:

 

oh and i know gravo will prob have a aussie division i was being humouress :D

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iv been told about computer engravers before i wasnt sure if they

could do every thing ..can they ?

p.s what % of the average business would engraving represent

im just after opinons here i dont want to pry into peoples business

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iv been told about computer engravers before i wasnt sure if they

could do every thing ..can they ?

p.s what % of the average business would engraving represent

im just after opinons here i dont want to pry into peoples business

 

Well it depends what you would be using the machine for!

 

Would you be using it predominantly for trophies/jewellery or would you also like to go into signage?

 

Not sure if there's a machine that will do everything but from my own experience I would recommend the Gravograph IS400 Volume as a good all round machine:

 

http://www.gravograph.co.uk/Engraving%2 ... /IS400.php

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I too would recommend a Gravograph IS400 Volume if you want a machine to do everything, although I haven't got one of those!

 

I have an IS200 (which does flat items up to about 225mm x 80mm and an IS400 (this is a flat bed only but does 305mm x 210, but you can thread the job through and go as long as you dare!)

 

It depends what you think you will want to engrave, if you want to do gift items and trophies, then the IS200 will be enough.

 

As far as percentage of business goes, I think engraving accounts for a good 40% of our takings on average, but we do hand engraving as well.

 

Good luck with your venture.

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