Gravotech's, formerly Gravograph, CO2 laser material or rotary engraving supply range has been specially developed for engraving and cutting. Laser laminate sheet and engravable plastic sheets, also compatible with digital printing, can be "surface" or "reverse" engraved. All our plastic, metal, engravable wood or stratified material ranges are available in a spectrum of colours, thicknesses, and finishes.
For manufacturing high-quality custom signage, awards, blank plates, labels, badges and more, in addition to the materials, discover the most widely used items from our engraving supplies, signage or ready to engrave products.
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Our wide engraving material range includes over 900 references in stock specially developed for engraving and cutting. All our engravable plastics, metal, engravable wood or stratified material ranges are available in a spectrum of colours, thicknesses and various finishes. The great majority of our materials is also compatible for digital printing. We are able to offer you custom-made solutions, even for small quantities. Make sure you contact us!
Our materials come from a selection of the best suppliers worldwide, capable of offering the highest guarantees in terms of organisation (ISO). Our ABS and acrylics are pure and selected among the best grades. Each component is subject to careful selection process taking into consideration normative and environmental obligations (RoHS, REACH). For you, this guarantees the respect of all obligations and requirements demanded by your customers. We will provide written statements on simple request.
Colour rendering and consistency from one production batch to another are particularly sought after by all graphic arts professionals.
UV resistance is an obligation for engraving materials in contact with light, especially for outdoor applications.
To enable you to commit in total safety, we set our expectations beyond market standards. Our components' selection as well as sourcing decisions are made accordingly.
Our operational teams make regular spectral colorimeter checks to measure colour differences: we compare the light reflected on a random sample with our "Golden Sample". This measurement highlights colour discrepancy (or "ΔE") and opacity.
For you, this guarantees irreproachable colour and best hold of the material in time.
Each material sheet is subject to tight squaring at 0.25 mm/metre (.01’’/yd). Our plastic material sizes are generally even fairly higher than the dimensions announced. For you, this is the guarantee to benefit from the entire format actually purchased, even if the engraving sheet is clamped on the edges. The thickness of the different layers making up our materials is finely calibrated, and our recipes are perfectly mastered and executed by our engineers and technicians.
For our CO2 laser materials, formerly Gravograph's Gravoply™ Laser and Gravolase™ Metallics and Flexilase™: the top coat is only a few microns thin. For you, this is the possibility to achieve extremely fine and aesthetic custom signage or engraved plate, minimise the production of chips or fumes and take advantage of your engraving machine’s highest speed and productivity, be it mechanical or laser powered.
Gravoply™ 1 & Gravoglas™ 2-Plex™ : different layers calibrated at 250 microns are assembled by hot pressing in our workshops. Our engraving materials and supplies are not co-extruded, as this technique cannot guarantee regularity in thickness or material flatness. To obtain the best possible flatness, this "laminating" phase is made in very small batches, and even sometimes by the unit!
For you, this is the certainty to achieve accurate and regular depth engraving, as well as quality milling jobs on the entire surface of the engravable plastic sheet.
Our engraving materials are protected individually by a "Gravotech" (ex Gravograph)-personalised, resistant semi-adhesive protection film. This ensures that engraved or milled surfaces are preserved from pollution or alteration.
Each material sheet is also labeled with its reference, designation and production batch number. This ensures our Quality assurance system has the traceability information that is required in case of defect.
Our packaging products are adapted to transport constraints all over the world and have proven their sturdiness.
For you, this is the guarantee to buy an original product and benefit from our material’s "Premium" quality until it reaches your workshop.
Gravograph started to produce its own consumables in 1963
Gravotech engraving material story begins in 1947: Norbert Schimmel, New Hermes (that would become Gravograph several years later) co-founder, starts New Hermes Plastics. This new division first focused on cut-to-size plastic engraving materials, an innovative offer on the engraving market.
In 1963 Gravograph introduced Gravoply™, a one-of-its-kind engravable plastic that can be bent when heated. With innovation and customer satisfaction as top priorities, Gravograph then decided to stop selling its engraving materials by weight and instead sell them in sheets. Engravers found it to be much more convenient; and the material division soon surpassed the parent company in sales!
Throughout the years Gravotech kept on listening closely to the market needs to provide it with modern and adapted materials. In 2019, we launched our successful range of engravable wood Laser Wood , which will be followed by various variations.