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Trophy and Plaque Engraving Machine Applications and Options

Trophies and Plaques

Trophy & Plaque Engraving Machine Overview

One of the many capabilities of a rotary engraver is trophy, plaques, award, and medal engraving. Customizing trophy and plaques with our range of Vision engraving machines is simple while allowing for expert precision. Whether you’re working on wood, metal, glass, or plastic, we can help you to choose a trophy and plaques engraving machine that can effortlessly complete small- and large-scale projects.


To get a better understanding of the capabilities of our Vision engravers, we will explore the various features and benefits of a rotary-based machine.

Rugged and Reliable Engravers

A trophy and plaques engraving machine should be reliable and durable above all else. Our manufacturing partners, Vision Engraving and Routing Systems, is a leading supplier of quality, rugged engravers – based right here in the United States. With over 37 years in the industry, Vision engravers have built a reputation of reliability and quality as their engravers are built to last.


Whether you’re engraving single items from time to time or require an engraver to work with high-volumes, the machines that we supply will do the job. Precision and reliability, even after countless hours of engraving, is the cornerstone of a Vision engraver.


Furthermore, the customer support you’ll receive is unmatched; we can handle special requests, training, and you can expect a quick turn around on parts delivery, helping to enhance your customer experience.

Trophy and Plaques Engraving Machine Features

Trophies, plaques, medals, and awards come in many shapes and sizes. With our Vision engravers and the Deep Vice system, you can engrave on odd-shaped objects such as cylindrical or curved items. Thanks to meticulous quality control, you can be assured that whether its your first trophy or your hundredth, you will get the same, precise finish.


Some of the features that you can expect from a trophy and plaques engraving machine that we supply include the following:

– Engraving table sizes ranging from 8″ x 10″ to an impressive 4′ x 8′, allowing for small- to large-scale projects

– Less maintenance than other types of engraving technology such as lasers

– No venting or other special requirements, making it better for the environment

– Extensive range of materials, covering all trophy and award materials

– Reliable and durable quality

– Both curved and flat surfaces are simple to engrave on

– Hours of continuous engraving, making quick work of large-scale projects

– ADA-complaint braille capability with automatic bead insertion

– Two-year factory warranty (VE-810 and VR48 has a one year warranty)


If you need training on the use of your engraver, we are happy to help you. We can also help to train new employees should the need arise.

New to engraving?

Keep reading for an insight into the two main types of metal engraving machine applications and an overview of the metal engraving machines for sale.

If you have any questions about our machines or their applications, do not hesitate to call us at 419.787.3882.

First up is our range of small format or compact engravers. They are an ideal solution for those who have limited space but still require a powerhouse machine. Moreover, they are compact enough to be portable making them highly versatile. Smaller jobs such creating small industrial plates or tags can be done with ease with this machine, even “on the spot”.


Some of the small format machines we offer include the Vision Phoenix 1212 and the VE-810. The number refers to the size of the engraving table; the Phoenix 1212 is 12″ x 12″, and the VE-810 is 8″ x 10″.


Both have optional Deep Vice attachments that alter the work platform to accommodate for items up to 3¼” thickness. The VE-810 comes with an easy-to-read LED screen and front panel controls, making it ideal for portable work. Similarly, the Phoenix 1212 has a hand-held controller to make jobs easy to manage. Both systems have an ethernet port to allow faster job loading time and the ability to add more functionality to the system.

If your projects require more workable space, then our midsize engravers may be ideal. With a larger size comes a stronger gantry and more horsepower.


In our line of midsize Vision engravers, we have the 1612 Pro and the 1624 Pro. The 1612 Pro boasts an engraving area of 16″ x 12″. The 1624 Pro provides you with an even longer engraving area: 16″ x 24″. With this extra size, one is able to complete several name plates simultaneously with great precision.


As with the small format models, the 1612 and 1624 Pro come equipped with laser to ensure that everything is lined up perfectly, as well as the CNC software by Vision. The Deep Vice allows for work on objects of up to 3¼” thickness.

High volume jobs or engraving on large items requires an efficient machine capable of handling all of your applications. Our range of Vision large format engravers are an ideal solution for high-demand projects.


To complete high-volume jobs or to be able to engrave on large objects, we supply the 2525 and 2550 routers/engravers. They boast an astounding 25″ x 25″ and 25″ x 50″ engraving area, respectively. With these industrial grade machines, no task is too big.


These systems allow the operator to use the system as an engraver and router. It takes just five minutes to change out the heavy duty engraving head with the 3 HP router head. This opens up the machine to not only do all your engraving applications but also all routing options as well. These can be routing out letters, cutting wood, acrylic, aluminum and many other substrates. This is only the beginning of what the machine can do from a routing aspect.


As with the previously discussed models, the laser pointer comes standard to be able to do dry runs and ensure that everything is lined up, as well as all of the software capabilities of other models. Items as thick as 3.5″ can be engraved by using the optional risers. It also has an optional Automatic Raster Braille Inserter, which allows for automatic braille bead insertion.

If you require a metal engraver that can work on metal of all shapes and sizes, then our range of specialty engravers are ideal. The mutli-axis platform of the Max Engraver and the Max Pro Engraver comes with a built-in surface sensor and cylindrical capabilities and features.  


The Max and Max Pro are equipped with an 8″ x 12″ flatbed table that comes with material guides. The machines can engrave at an impressive 6″ per second, making high volume work quick. They come standard with all of the software needed to do complex engraving.


For more information about Vision engraving machines and how they can help you achieve your business applications, contact us today!

Versatility Beyond Trophies and Awards

Another important aspect of our trophy and plaques engravers is that their capabilities are not limited to just trophy and plague engraving; you can engrave on nearly any size or shaped object. Materials that are suitable for a Vision engraver to work on include:

– Stainless steel, steel, brass, aluminum, silver, gold, and a range of other metals and composites

– Glass and acrylic

– Flexibrass

– Hard and soft wood

– Engraving Plastic (also referred to as lamicoid), and any type of plastic


With the extreme range of materials that our machines can work on, you will be able to engrave, rout, fabricate, mark, and cut nearly any object. Many customers find unexpected uses for their engravers, ultimately leading to business growth and fluidity in production. Other applications include projects such as:

– Gift marking

– Parts marking

– Badges

– ADA-compliant braille signage

– Custom car parts marking

– Firearms marking

– Tool marking

– And much more

File Import Compatibility

Vision engravers come standard with the Vision Pro software. The graphic design software has many features including braille and 2 ½ D tool path creation among other easy-to-use applications. By itself, you will be able to utilize all of the potential of your Vision engraver.


However, we understand that with the many popular design programs available, compatibility is important. If a customer brings you a design that is in a file format that isn’t compatible with your software, it can be a headache. Our machines are backed by state-of-the-art software, with an extensive range of file types supported, allowing for easy and quick importing of a design.


You will be able to import a wide range of file types to the Vision Pro software, such as:

– AI




– And more

Metal Plate Engraving Machine Options

Below is a chart for the different types of machines we have and the appropriate application for the specific machine, either diamond drag or deep metal engraving (or both).

Model # of Machine Engraving Area Diamond Drag Deep Metal Engraving Z-Clearance Max Z Movement
VE-810 8” x 10” Yes Small Volumes 3.5” with Vise 1.25”
Phoenix 1212 12” x 12” Yes Small Volumes 3.5” with Vise 1.25”
1612 Pro* 16” x 12” Yes Yes Up to 7” with Risers 1.875”
1624 Pro* 16” x 24” Yes Yes Up to 7” with Risers 1.875”
1624 Router** 16” x 24” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
2525 Router** 25” x 25” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
2550 Router** 25” x 50” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
VR48** 48” x 96” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”

*Denotes Rotary attachment available.

**Denotes rotary attachment and high frequency router head available.

Questions? Call Us!

If you have any questions about our machines or their applications, do not hesitate to call us at 419.787.3882.