The art of engraving
Everyone has a certain level of knowledge in the field of engraving. Engraving is a very popular way of drawing different images on any surface and different items. The engraving process can be carried out manually and with a laser. To put pictures or lettering by laser engraving on stone, metal base, wood and even leather goods. The word comes from the French «graver» and has its roots back in the old days, when the process of transmission of information between humans was carried out using the images on the stones. Many of these archaeological finds are so different its elegance that compete with the masterpieces of famous contemporary artists.
The main place where you can find drawings on stone, there are caves and rocky terrain. Historians and Amateurs, no harm will visit the Peruvian Museum, which presents unique stone masterpieces with engraved drawings, which considered such messages from those distant centuries. These works are more than thirty thousand years. All the engraving are of different sizes, but their surface is equally smooth and even. Using these stones you can take a tour into the distant past, as they depict elements of everyday life of ancient people, different battles, some maps.
In the sixteenth century it became the artistic engraving on various metal surfaces, but the preference was given to copper. The earlier period was associated with the appearance of engravings, which were used in the press. With the help of these «pieces» of the image transferred on the paper surface. In those days, were very popular images and the labels that were applied to the personal items and household items, such as watches, guns. Be engraved on a variety of the surface was no easy task. For these purposes was used the punches — tools that can to some extent be equated with modern nails of large size.
In our century the engraving process takes much less time and effort. Laser engraving allows you to put on jewelry, gadgets, glass and plastic surfaces anything.
The subtleties of engraving on the stone are the characteristics of specific breeds. Granite, basal, marble rocks are smooth surface, more suitable for engraving.
The quality of the process depends on the degree of smoothness of the surface used. Modern companies produce ceramic tiles, which is no problem amenable to further engraving.