Sublimation engraving as our standard engraving and in most cases the engraving is included with the cost of the item. Sublimation is the most efficient and cost effective engraving method that we offer. Your engraved plate can be produced in as little as 30 seconds. Sublimation engraving isn't actually engraving because instead of extracting material we are actually permeating the polyester finish of the metal. Your engraving is printed, pressed on a metal plate, and then attached to your award. During the pressing the heat and pressure from our 350° F heat press allows for the sublimation to transfer through the polyester coating of the metal and onto your plate. Sublimation is available in full color (presently we do not offer this service) or in single colors. Our standard sublimation engraving is black. Sublimation looks best on a light colored metal such as our stock gold and silver anodized aluminum. We can sublimate text from our vast collection of fonts to graphics from our art library to custom art and logos.