Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called engravings.
It was a historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, in mapmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques.
Engraving on a bicycle.
Engraving is usually found on steel frames where brand names are engraved in different places.
Often numbers are placed on a frame to indicate the cycle for the owner.
Often finding the engraving on the lugs, the bracket and the fork crown.
And engraving are for theft, often on the frame.
It is important that you know as much as possible characteristics of your bike and that these are visible on the bike. A good method to register your bike is the engraving of a code in the bike.
How is my bike engraved?
With an Engraving Pen, a unique code is engraved on the frame in a professional manner.