We are not big fans of engraving. You would be surprised how many pieces come back asking if the engraving can be removed (divorce,
re-gifting, selling, etc). Also keep in mind that engraving is an added complication that can take time and you will need to plan ahead. And, due to the opportunity for mistakes, you
will have to make all the arrangements with the companies who do the engraving.
Note" #4 leaf and smaller are too small for engravings.
KeyChains and Pendants from #5 size and larger:
Micro Plastics Inc. 407 24th St. Glenwood Springs (970)945-8091
Generally three words or so will fit on these items. Sometimes we can run your item over there and you can make arrangements with them
directly for the inscription and payment. Usually they can get to your job within 2-3 days. MP Inc uses a large stylus, and so they can't engrave
belt buckles due to interference with the loop & pin, and they have to engrave other jewelry items with a fairly small font. For better options, see Farmer's below. Also, if you are in the
Roaring Fork Valley we have OSM delivery (945-8552) at our disposal for pick-up and delivery for about $14.
Belt Buckles, Bracelets, etc:
You can send your item to Denver for machine engraving: Farmer's Engraving (303)329-3322 310 Steele St. Denver CO 80206. firstname.lastname@example.org.
(see fonts at farmersengraving.com). Farmers' has smaller styluses, so they have more flexibility in the size of their fonts. They also have the ability to engrave quite small, hence you can use long words or add many more words. THIS TAKES TIME. Allow 2-3 weeks to send and get your engraved item returned.
All items Hayes Custom Engraving: Our own hand-chiseled engraving is rustic and non-removable. We only offer it on items which are custom-made and the charge is $25 minimum plus $5 per character and your item will be placed on the custom-order wait list since the item has to be made from scratch in order to be engraved while flat. Please, no long words like 'congratulations, anniversary, etc. '. The amount of words possible is also very limited and will depend on the size of your piece: No engraving on leaves smaller than #5, Initials OR a date on leaves #5-9, Initials OR a date on smallest belt buckle, Three words on medium belt buckle, Five words on largest belt buckle.