The Term of the Week is a weekly feature where A&E turns to industry experts to define common tools, processes, language, etc. used in the awards, engraving, and personalization industry, including terminology within the business realm. Contact A&E's digital content editor, Julia Schroeder, if you're interested in contributing and for an opportunity to be featured in our daily eNewsletter.
The distance that engraving hardware/software will move a point of a tool to compensate for the tool’s cutting action. Offsets can also be used to remove material inside or outside the shape of an object.