BlackRockEngraving

Personalized Etched Glassware: Deep Etched Glass

Arizona, United States · 3060 Sales

BlackRockEngraving

Personalized Etched Glassware: Deep Etched Glass

Arizona, United States 3060 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(705)
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Ben

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Announcement   Etched Glass - Gestures You Can Hold! Our glass etching process creates permanently customized deep etched glassware. Glass etching, or glass engraving, is so deep you can feel the image. Our products are great for any taste or occasion! Etched Mugs, Etched Drinking Glasses, Etched Mason Jars, and Etched Shot Glasses for weddings, anniversaries, gifts, or for everyday use. Bring the spark of personalization to your day!
Like us on Facebook for periodic updates : https://www.facebook.com/rhodesvinylandglass

Announcement

Etched Glass - Gestures You Can Hold! Our glass etching process creates permanently customized deep etched glassware. Glass etching, or glass engraving, is so deep you can feel the image. Our products are great for any taste or occasion! Etched Mugs, Etched Drinking Glasses, Etched Mason Jars, and Etched Shot Glasses for weddings, anniversaries, gifts, or for everyday use. Bring the spark of personalization to your day!
Like us on Facebook for periodic updates : https://www.facebook.com/rhodesvinylandglass

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5 out of 5 stars
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Brian Muller

Brian Muller on Sep 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Ben was very helpful in helping choose the font on my glasses. Excellent communication. They were done exactly as requested. He turned them around faster then anticipated. I would use his services again. Thanks!

Laura Hillman

Laura Hillman on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

All 5 of the groomsmen gift mugs are perfect! Exactly how we wanted them and they are heavy and of great quality! They arrived quickly. Thank you!

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About

Growing a hobby, following art, and etching glass.

In high school I was originally exposed to glass etching in an art class. As a class project, we were given mirrors and a sheet of vinyl to make a design of our choice. Once we finished the design, we etched the glass using an acid paste. I loved the end product - it turned out way better than I thought it would. It was something unique, personal and a type of item I had never seen before.

A few years down the road I was balancing college classes and athletics. I had been artistic in one form or another most of my life, but drifted away from art as I went into college. I decided it was as good a time as any to look into some sort of artistic release. Then it came back to me - I knew some very basic procedures for etching glass and I loved the end product, so I went in that direction. I did a lot of additional research and found out how to do it better than my previous art class endeavor.

I invested in the equipment necessary for abrasive etching and began experimenting. I worked for a while to get it figured out - the proper materials, adjusting the equipment, making the image look 'clean', etc. A decent amount of time went by before I had the procedure down to finished product that I really liked. I had made gifts for friends and family, and that is were the suggestion to sell came up. I was looking for a hobby to bring in a little extra income that I could do out of my house, all while having time for practice and class - this seemed to fit in perfectly.

Now, I am using technology to design and cut the stencils for my etching projects, then blasting with abrasive materials to create a permanently personalized product. As time goes on, I keep trying to find more and more projects to pursue - both designs and items to be etched.

It has been a slow road, but those are always the best to follow!

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Last updated on June 13, 2016
We are producers of high quality abrasive Etched Glassware and Vinyl Decals to meet many needs.

Glasses can be used for any occasion, whether commemorating an event or just for everyday use.

!!~*~Glass / Etching Disclaimer~*~!!
The glass work produced can vary from the listed picture as they will be custom made. The font sizes will be re-adjusted to fit properly onto the given item, and the font shown in each listing will be used when the glasses are made (please pay close attention to this as some fonts are meant to match the source material and are uneven or 'ragged' in appearance). We will make it our best effort to have your product appear just like the listing, and mock-ups can be sent if desired.

There are instances when we will use a graphic provided by you, and it will be produced to the best of our ability - there are some instances were fine details and small print will not be completely sharp and can lack detail (our equipment is only capable of so much).

Some over-blast of the abrasive media during the etching process is hard to avoid, thus marking the glass in areas originally unintended on the image - such glasses will only be sent if the over-blast is minimal and doesn't withdraw from the image quality. Examples of overblast would be light broad speckling on the glassware, small deeper strips of speckling where the masked off area lifts up from the pressurized abrasive, very small missing details (such as the insides of very small letters), etc. These are hand made items, so perfection isn't viable - if you are looking for perfectly clean and highly crisp designs, look for a shop that employs a laser engraver (something currently not in use by this shop, but will be added in the future).

Glassware can also have minor defects straight from the manufacturer that are out of our control (small air bubbles, slight curvatures, minor uneven edges, slight curvatures, tiny forming cracks, tiny forming marks, light white smudges where glass is removed from its mold, very minor scratches, etc), but when I select my stock, I try minimize the amount that are present on items being sent out.

Glassware orders will not be refunded or remade because of the small defects mentioned above as it is just the nature of glassware and the abrasive etching process - if they are egregious defects, then a partial refund can be given, or a complete replacement if it is severe enough!

Each design is set up and vectorized in order to produce a stencil, then sandblasted by hand. As such, the time is taken to produce a quality product.

When orders are needed in a short time frame, accommodations can sometimes be made to meet those deadlines, so feel free to ask me if a rush can be put on your order if necessary, and I will discuss the options with you!

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All orders are sent using United States Postal Service.

99% of the time, order will be sent using USPS Priority Mail services which includes a tracking number and $50-$100 insurance depending on the package size.

During the normal flow of business, orders will generally ship out within 10 business days. When the flow of orders is high, such as as around special occasions and holidays, it can be longer than that.

If you are in need of an order by a specific date, please send a message via Etsy mail (not email) before placing an order. That way it can be determined if your time frame is able to be met or not!
Refunds and Exchanges
The majority of the items from BlackRock Engraving are made to order, as such, the items are not refundable. I have instructions in each listing on how to place an order if personalization is desired - if those instructions aren't followed or they are overlooked, then I fill the order to the best of my ability with the information given, assuming that information given is in the format my instructions requested. The matter of minor glassware defects and etching 'overblast' have also been addressed in the 'Glass / Etching Disclaimer' above. If you have any issues with any of your orders, such as a blatant error on my part, please contact me immediately and we will work to get the problem straightened out.

I cannot guarantee that the items will be handled carefully by the United States Postal Department. I take my time to individually wrap each piece in bubble wrap and then pack the packages with material to keep them from moving or breaking. I then mark each package with "glass" and "fragile". I DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE SURE THEY WON'T BREAK.

With that being said, if an item(s) arrives broken, there is nothing I can do. If you would like extra insurance on your item(s), I will gladly include it, but convo me first so the shipping price can be adjusted accordingly! At this point, all USPS Priority mail comes with insurance from $50-$100. In most cases, the buyer would be expected to file the insurance claim as the packaging material, broken item, and receipt are in the buyers possession. If a replacement is then desired, you can repurchase the item and it will be remade and reshipped!
Additional policies and FAQs
!!~*~Glass / Etching Disclaimer~*~!!
The glass work produced can vary from the listed picture as they will be custom made. The font sizes will be re-adjusted to fit properly onto the given item, and the font shown in each listing will be used when the glasses are made (please pay close attention to this as some fonts are meant to match the source material and are uneven or 'ragged' in appearance). We will make it our best effort to have your product appear just like the listing, and mock-ups can be sent if desired.

There are instances when we will use a graphic provided by you, and it will be produced to the best of our ability - there are some instances were fine details and small print will not be completely sharp and can lack detail (our equipment is only capable of so much).

Some over-blast of the abrasive media during the etching process is hard to avoid, thus marking the glass in areas originally unintended on the image - such glasses will only be sent if the over-blast is minimal and doesn't withdraw from the image quality. Examples of overblast would be light broad speckling on the glassware, small deeper strips of speckling where the masked off area lifts up from the pressurized abrasive, very small missing details (such as the insides of very small letters), etc. These are hand made items, so perfection isn't viable - if you are looking for perfectly clean and highly crisp designs, look for a shop that employs a laser engraver (something currently not in use by this shop, but will be added in the future).

Glassware can also have minor defects straight from the manufacturer that are out of our control (small air bubbles, slight curvatures, minor uneven edges, light white smudges when glass is removed from their molds, very minor scratches, etc), but when I select my stock, I try minimize the amount that are present on items being sent out.

Glassware orders will not be refunded or remade because of the small defects mentioned above as it is just the nature of glassware and the abrasive etching process - if they are egregious defects, then a partial refund can be given, or a complete replacement if it is severe enough!

Each design is set up and vectorized in order to produce a stencil, then sandblasted by hand. As such, the time is taken to produce a quality product.

When orders are needed in a short time frame, accommodations can sometimes be made to meet those deadlines, so feel free to ask me if a rush can be put on your order if necessary, and I will discuss the options with you!

If there is something not listed in the shop that you would like done, feel free to send me a convo and we an work together to come up with an item that fits your needs. There is an extreme amount of variations that can be produced on glass and vinyl, so it is impossible for me to list close to them all. I might not have thought of a design idea - so you, the customer, can also give me ideas so that I can better serve you =]