Case Study - Personalized Plaques & Awards

This case study shows how PhotoVCarve can be used with VCarve Pro to engrave prestigious awards and commemorative plaques that would usually be too costly to produce using conventional methods.

Adding a realistic persons face, building or animal to a brass plaque would normally require the skills of a specialist artist or sculptor. PhotoVCarve now allows almost anyone with a CNC machine to do this type of work, regardless of their artistic talent, or lack of which is more often the case.

A piece of 12" x 8 " x 1/16 " thick Engravers Brass costing around $30 - $40, can be engraved in minutes to make a prestigious award or plaque that will sell at a premium price.

The table below summarizes the approximate costs for materials, engraving and finishing a commemorative plaque, plus the estimated resale price such a valuable piece should make.

Description   Time Costs
Matl: 12" x 8 " x 0.062 " brass sheet     $40 / £22
Design, Setup and CNC Engrave   60 minutes $40 / £25
Finishing   5 minutes $2 / £1
  Total Costs   $82 / £48
  Customer Price   $180 / £100
  Gross Profit   $98 / £52

Unique, high quality designs like this could easily be sold for $200+, paying for both PhotoVCarve and VCarve Pro in the first couple of jobs!

Personalized Engraved Awards and Plaques

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