Engraving Machines

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Pantograph engraving machine

Are you looking at getting an engraving pantograph machine or would like to learn more about the engraving pantograph process? Well do read on as I explain this rather cool process that has been around for a long time.

How an engraving pantograph works

A pantograph uses two pens originally. It has one pen and another joined together, so when one person traces an image with one pen, it produces an identical movement for the second pen. This is usually an enlarged version of the original image.

An engraving pantograph uses this sort of system. Instead of drawing with a pen. An engraving may be traced and then enlarged using a pantograph system. It can also be traced and the image kept thee same size to produce a perfect duplicate.

Where to get a pantograph engraving machine

engraving pantograph

I would love to give you a whole bunch of options, but after doing a lot of searching around, there only seemed to be one brand that stands out from any others. I would go with a brand called Gravograph.

Gravograph have a few solid pantograph engraving machines and they are probably the most reputable brand in this area and has been around for decades. Their IM3 and their TXL is probably your best bet and comes with 25 engraving ratios starting from 2:1 to 7:1.

What to look for in a great pantograph engraving machine?

Well finding the right machine can be tough, which is why I recommended going with Gravograph in the previous paragraph. First up would always be cost. Finding a great pantograph engraving machine for sale can be a bit of a challenge.

Of course, because there are not a lot of options out there, which means you will have little to decide from.

To be honest, the pantograph engraving technique is good, but it just seems a bit old school to me.

I recommend going with change and embracing new technology out there. Get used to cad/cam programs and different 3/5 axis cnc machines, as this seems to be the way of the future right now.