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Like the idea of a personalized gift, but don't know what to have engraved?Our most popular engraved gifts are bells, which are often hung in offices, boats, or on decks and patios attached to homes or cabins. Many of our customers engrave with their name and the year their home was built. If you're hanging a bell on a boat, why not inscribe the name of the boat and the year it was purchased?
Our bells make great sales awards engraved with the employee's name, thanking him or her for making the cash register 'ring.' Our military, police, and fire bells make great retirement gifts with the person's name, rank, and years of service engraved. Nameplates can be attached to many items we carry as well. Our compasses and sextants make great gifts!
Still not sure? Give us a call at 1-855-245-3650 (toll-free) for more ideas!
What can be engraved?Bells sized 3' to 10' can be engraved on one side. A maximum of 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) can be engraved.
Engraved nameplates are available for compasses, telescopes, and sextants. Nameplates are 1' x 2.5' in size and can fit a maximum of 50 characters (including spaces and punctuation) on up to three lines.
How long does it take?Normally engraving typically takes from 3 to 5 business days before shipping, except on larger orders. If you need your item before that, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-855-245-3650, and we'll let you know if we can rush your order.
Logo EngravingWhile all bells have a basic utilitarian purpose---like warning other ships in the fog, calling children in from recess or memorializing a fallen hero---adding engraved text or logos turns them into heirloom quality gifts or awards that will be cherished for generations.
Imagine the hand bells in the photos above without the logo or text. Sure, hand bells have an historic educational significance, as teachers for hundreds of years used them to summon children inside or quiet an unruly classroom. But by adding a school logo, these handsome solid antiqued brass bells with hardwood handles have been turned into a beautiful, cherished graduation award they’ll be proud to display…and use.
We’ve been engraving bells on specialized US made machinery for nearly 20 years, and can fulfill orders from one to thousands on time and to your satisfaction.
We can turn most logos, even ones in color, into high quality data that our engraving machines can “read” and convert into an attractive engraved design.
Many of our bells can be engraved with a company logo and will require a $75 fee that includes logo formatting, set-up and first engraving. (We can engrave logos on most bells and also on some of our compasses.) After we have your logo on file, the cost to engrave any subsequent logo is $35. For more details, call 1-855-245-3650 (toll-free). Because some logos require more engraving time than others, the per bell engraving charge may vary.
To Add a Logo to Your Bell: Find the bell you would like and if there is a logo add on available, select it and add your bell to your cart. After you have completed your order, email your logo file in the highest resolution you have, your name and order number to email@example.com. Please call 1-855-245-3650 with questions or if you prefer to order by phone.Here are some previous examples:
Engraving looks BEST on antiqued finishesOur engravers use a rotary diamond tipped engraver to penetrate the surface of the bell. On polished and nickel bells, the uncovered metal is a similar color to the finish. While it looks nice, the engraving does not stand out as well as on antiqued and distressed finishes, where the uncovered metal is gold brass and contrasts nicely with the darker finish.
Bells are flutedBells get progressively wider towards the bottom, so we make lines towards the bottom wider (and larger). If you choose to use all the available characters on the first line of a medium hand bell---which is 4 inches in diameter, but only about 2.2 inches of engravable width---we cannot make the font on this line very large. We can make the third or fourth line larger, because we have slightly more engravable space.
If you want LARGE text…Use as few characters per line as possible. For instance, “The King Family” on one line on a 7-inch wall bell would be in font about a third the size as “The” on line one and “King’s on line 2.
There is no way possible to make text large when you use the maximum number of characters for a line. Often adding a 4th line (and using fewer characters per line) makes a world of difference on an heirloom quality bell you may have for the rest of your life!
Let US make it look niceWe understand, you probably do not input engraving on bell orders very often…if ever. But we engrave thousands of bells a year and our engraving staff has a fairly good idea what looks good. For instance, three lines the exact same width (which we do if you select “large” for all 3), does not look attractive. If in doubt, send us an email or call us. Or better yet, put “engraver’s choice” in the comment section of your order. You might want to add what line you want emphasized.795265
Return PolicyEngraved items cannot be returned unless engraved differently than what is typed into the engraving box on your order. Please click HERE for more information.
For more informationCall 1-855-245-3650 (toll-free) or email us.