8 Popular Substrates for Rotary Engraving

Rotary mechanical engraving is ideal for just about any substrate. With such a wide range of cutting tools available, it all comes down to picking the correct tool and adjusting the machine’s feeds and speeds for the material. A huge benefit of rotary mechanical machines is the ability to engrave deep into harder substrates or cutting specific pocket depths. The following is a list of popular rotary engravable substrates:

  1. Steel
  2. Aluminum
  3. Wood
  4. PVC and Plastics
  5. Acrylic
  6. Glass
  7. Granite
  8. Ceramic

—Zach Houser, Vision Engraving & Routing Systems