3D Crystal - Customised 3 Dimensional designs laser engraved INSIDE beautiful optical crystal, valued for its brilliant clarity, significant weight and timeless quality. High perceived value product with considerable "Wow" factor and longevity. Represent your brand with unique, high-quality, high-class product that is a real conversation starter. Manufactured locally ensuring short leadtimes and no minimum order quantity. 3D crystal is perfect for awards, corporate gifts, paperweights, commemorative items, staff and service rewards, promotional products, desk and stationery items, trophies, merchandise and memorabilia. A specialised subsurface laser engraving system is used to etch the artwork within crystal. In simple terms, a lens is used to focus a laser beam to a point below the crystal surface. At this focus point the energy is high enough to create a tiny fracture inside the crystal glass. The energy of the out-of-focus light is not high enough to have an effect, so the surface of the crystal is not disturbed. We use state-of-the-art German laser systems to ensure the highest quality engraving. The precision control of the laser system is carefully calibrated to ensure the fractures occur at exactly the correct location. The engraved image is formed by producing hundreds of thousands of fractures. The engraved points appear white in normal ambient lighting conditions. Our experienced team of specialist designers can create 3D models of just about anything using dedicated 3D software. Using reference images supplied by the customer, they construct detailed digital 3D designs that can be viewed from all angles. Complex machinery, vehicles, architecture, anatomical and industrial designs look fantastic when engraved inside crystal. Even simple graphics, such as logos and text, can be given depth to convert them into 3D. We can even convert a 2D portrait photograph of a person or animal into 3D.