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A great personalised gift for that person that has everything or you just don’t know what to get them.  It’s particle but also memorable because it can be personalized with something meaningful to the recipient.  All cork hot plates are laser engraved, please contact us for further details.

This elegant image memorial plaque was reversed engraved on acrylic with standoffs beftween the two layers of acrylic to give depth to the image. This can also be done with a wood backing for a different contrast. This layering technique is not only for memorial plaques, it can be for a dedication plaque, or for an award. If you are interested in a floating plaque, please feel free to contact us

There are many different types of magnets from business card magnets, to custom die cut, to calendar, to real estate magnets and many more types. Calendar magnets can be used for sports teams, advertising or just even something as simple as a family picture. If you have any question about magnets please feel free at ask us on our contact page. 

This laser engraving on a wine barrel looks more like it was branded by a hot iron.  This “hot iron branding” technique gives the laser engraved object a deep rich look with less crisp edges, ideal for this type of application. 

Living in wine country, we are so lucky, it’s so beautiful being surrounded by vineyards here in the Okanagan. This local industry provides us with my aspects to engrave on, from their company name tags, desk plates, wine glasses, decanters, cork screw openers, sampler boards, and signage.  We are very fortunate to have such great customers. 

These engraved cutting boards were awards for some of the winners of the Broken Goat Trail Race Series. These are great practical awards or gift ideas. I posted a cutting board with a recipe that had been passed down by a family member, that was engraved on it, this was one of my most favorite engraved gifts I have ever seen.  Something truly from the heart. Engraving a daily ordinary object makes it into something memorable, something worth doing.

We sell and customized already purchased promotional products. Have an event or just want to get your name out their promotional products can be a great way to do it.  Some of the more popular items are drinkware, stationery, magnets, and technology items. For more ideas click here. If you would like to purchase Jay-Line products please contact us. 

Signage is used for so many things, from directing someone to a place that can provided aid in a time of need, like the first aid sign displayed on the left or something as simple as a restroom sign.  Signs are very important. Badge Maker’s & Kelowna Engravers manufacture thousands of custom signage, offering custom colours, size, materials and frames. To view just a few examples of our work, click here.

It’s amazing all the different things that can be engraved. Something as simple as engraving a hockey puck can make a great gift, promotional item, a thank you to a coach, to mark a milestone or achievement, like a first goal. This hockey puck was laser engraved on our Epilogue engraver. This machine can make markings on leather, wood and plastics. Our rotatory machine deals more with engraving on metals. These two machines are just some of the machines we use in our shop. Check out our product page for a wide variety of the products we sell.  

Here at Kelowna Engravers we have been laser engraving glass for many years. I’ve always liked the feel of a glass trophies but getting consistent and uniform results is not always possible. When the glass surface heats up it blasts away and breaks off depending on the density of the glass, because of this you get different results. The Glass Trophies shown to the left have a laserable back coating that gives the trophies a consistent and outstanding finish.  

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