Over the years CorporateGiftsandFlowers.com
by CEShoppes ® has become a premier source of decorated
wine glasses and has provided decorated stemware to
clients for all manners and scales of events. Needless to say
we get a lot of questions involving the etiquette and best methods
of decorating wine glasses for corporate recognition and
company brand promotions.
Traditionally Wine glasses normally are 'engraved'
when the value of the glass is above $5.00 and in smaller quantities
or as special gifts. Wine glasses can also be imprinted
with ink and is a less expensive method of decoration, which
is why it is used for less expensive stemware and when it is necessary
to decorate a large number of glasses with an identical logo or
As part of the imprinting process the stemware is heat
treated to permanently bond the ink to the stemware in the same
manner as imprinting ceramic coffee cups.
It is important to note that most commercial stemware decorators
have a special color ink that is used for imprinting stemware
to look like it is engraved or frosted.
This method is very popular for decorating stemware for events
and gives the stemware an upscale look.
Because the process is priced per color it also allows the
wine glass to be decorated on both sides at no extra charge,
one for the event name and the other side for a date or sponsor
logo or name. This process is also called 'satin imprinting'
or 'satin etch', even though it is not actually etching
or engraving the wine glasses.
Wine glasses have been engraved with monograms, commemorative
date and names, such as weddings and anniversaries and more recently
Today wine glass engraving or 'etching' is normally accomplished
by covering the glass with a 'mask' or 'film pattern', then 'sand
is 'blown against the surface. Wherever the glass is not
protected by the masked pattern, it becomes etched 'or engraved
as the sand strikes the surface. This method is used to create
very detailed work and can reproduce graphics and company logo
artwork. It is the most common used wine glass engraving
method. The alternate method is similar but uses a laser to
engrave the art and text rather than sand blasting.
Although this can also
produce detailed work the engraving is generally shallower and
therefore not used as much in corporate wine glass and
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