Engrave It With A New Machine From Ilco

Surfaces such as keys, mortise/rim lock cylinders, dog tags, luggage tags, military tags, and identification plates.


Looking to broaden your appeal to your customer base and increase your impulse sales? Take a look at the new Ilco Engrave-It™ business and consumer products computerized engraving machine. The Engrave-It can cut numbers, letters, and designs into metal surfaces such as keys, mortise/rim lock...


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Looking to broaden your appeal to your customer base and increase your impulse sales? Take a look at the new Ilco Engrave-It™ business and consumer products computerized engraving machine. The Engrave-It can cut numbers, letters, and designs into metal surfaces such as keys, mortise/rim lock cylinders, dog tags, luggage tags, military tags, and identification plates. The Ilco Engrave-It is relatively quiet operation, just the sounds of the stepper motors spinning and the stylus cutting away at the metal.

The Ilco Engrave-It is a computerized engraving machine with a built-in display that indicates the steps to be taken and shows the options. The built-in display is designed to tilt up or down in order to adjust for the operator who is standing or sitting down when operating the machine. A small computer keyboard is used to enter the necessary information in order to engrave an item.

To engrave, the holder is determined, the item is selected, and the font or clip art is chosen. If the font is chosen, then the information being engraved is entered and indicated on the display. Depending upon the size of the engraveable area and the number of lines of type or the clip art, the Engrave-It resizes the font or clip art to fill the area.

IMPORTANT: The Engrave-It is designed with the option of engraving the item a second time for a much deeper cut.

The Engrave-It cuts into the surface of the item using a diamond tip stylus. The stylus has the ability to move up/down, left/right, and forward/back to create the image or character. The engraving table moves forward and back in order to install/remove the holder and load/unload the item being engraved. The holders are machined metal or rubberized plates, each having cutouts of the item's shapes. Each holder is designed for specific items. The tags, keys, lock cylinders and plates are pressed into their respective cutouts in the proper holder to be engraved.

The sample Engrave-It machine came with three holders. One holder secures keys for engraving. Another holder secures tags, and the last holder is used to engrave identification tags and plates.

Once the object being engraved is in position, and the engraving entered into the machine, the stylus scratches away at the metal surface creating the numbers, letters, or design. The machine will engrave into copper, brass, aluminum and stainless steel. Depending upon the size of the item, up to six lines of type can be engraved into the surface. The Engrave-It is designed to automatically increase or decrease the size of the characters or designs to be compatible with the engraveable area.

Depending upon how many letters are used on each line and on the number of lines, the size of the font can vary dramatically.

Note: The Engrave-It can engrave on uneven surface contours by compensating for the variations.

The Engrave-It is a compact machine weighing only 31 pounds. It is self-contained at 15 inches tall by 14 inches wide by 18 inches deep plus keyboard. The Engrave-It is operated by a compact keyboard and LCD display from which all commands and engravings are entered.

The machine is relatively quiet; the sound of stepper motors turning and the short cutting sounds are audible as the machine is engraving.

The Engrave-It offers a choice of eight fonts. The eight fonts are identified by the number of lines and the shape of the characters. The first font is 1L Block, a single line block style font. There are two 2L fonts, Century and Block. Then there are the Script and Contemporary styles. The final three fonts are the 3L Roman, the 5L Optima, and the 3L Helvetica. Some of the Engrave-It fonts can create international characters by pressing a combination of the letter/number and the operating key(s).

The clip art choices are made up of 63 preset images, and the option of a company logo. The images include animals, sports, flags, etc. For logo information, contact Kaba-Ilco.

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