I’m going to need an engraving machine for a line I’m putting into
production, and as I’ve never used one myself I need some tips. I
dug through all the archives but couldn’t really get a grasp on what
to look for or avoid…
First of all I’d like to spend under (well under, if possible!!)
$700 - would prefer to hover at or below the $500 range, but don’t
want to end up with crappy equipment.
How tough is the pantograph style of machine to use? I am assuming
I’ll end up with one of these (rather than an old computerized one).
Should I just grab a New Hermes model off eBay? Does anyone out there
have one they’d like to unload?
I’d like a relatively portable one - i.e. a smaller, tabletop model.
I’m going to be engraving small ID tag-sized pieces - what sorts of
jigs are needed to hold small stuff in place? I’m hoping it’s all a
lot more basic than I fear…
Any advice, recommendations, and warnings would be much appreciated.
Jessica, sweating out the heat wave in SF