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If you are looking for a durable outdoor finish, engraving and sandblasting are great options to implement.  The Okanagan summers and winters can be hard on other finishes. The bell seen in the picture on the left, was sandblasted for a ferry. Sandblasting can be done on the following services; rock, glass and metal.    

This plaque for the UBC Okanagan Aboriginal Programs & Services is very striking, with the contrast of wood and acrylic this plaque provides a 3 dimensional surface.  It also literally stands out with the use of stand offs, these are a new and modern accent to display plaques and signs. 

Dog Tags have a large surface for engraving, this can be a great gift if you want to engrave a larger message or just something that will be close to the heart.  Dog Tags are also a perfect substitute for a medal, this way an accomlishment can me worn with pride, more than just once.

The 2014 Okanagan Arts Award is a three-dimensional stainless steel sculpture, titled 'Element Okanagan' and was created by a Vernon artist Julie Oakes with the help of blacksmith artist Doug Alcock. This was an amazing evening and the team at Kelowna Engravers wanted to thank everyone that helped to make the evening so magical.

Here at Badge Maker's and Kelowna Engravers we have been privileged enough to get to do some very loving and inspirational work for people that are celebrating meaningful mile stones in their lives. It's an honor to be able to share in the joyful planning up to someone wedding day or the memories that have built up to an anniversary. Personalized gifts can be cherished for a life time.

What is your 2014 New Year's resolutions? Badge Maker's a & Kelowna Engravers has always strived to make the best product and provide it at an affordable price with speed to our customers here in the Okanagan.  Our New Year's Resolution is to continue to provide that same great service to all of our lovely customers.  With this resolution we are introducing a new and improved magnet for the back of our badges. Check it out on the back of your next badge!

 Name Badges or Name Tags are related to work, conferences and networking. They are usually very simple but yet very important for something so small.  They can instill confidence and a sense of belonging and can be a great promotional item for your business.  Let us know what you think of your name badge on our facebook page.

It is the 94th Peachland Fall Fair this year and the theme is “There is magic in the air” This event had the heart warming felling of an old fashion country fair, and maybe that is because it’s been on the go for 94 years, but it is also a good show case of changes in the engraving world from hand engraving with a chisel to mechanical engraving with a rotary or laser machine.  The advances in engraving have done more than just speed up the job, it’s open the door to more creativity and multiple repeatable creations.  It was a pleasure to work with the old and new awards of the 94th Peachland Fall Fair.    

A moment in the spot light. Alex owner of Kelowna Engravers got the pleasure of meeting Mike Roberts and sharing a small portion of his business to the whole of Okanagan through the CHBC News.  Kelowna Engravers presented a plaque to the search and rescue team for all their hard work and efforts in helping our citizens of the Okanagan.  Thank you.     

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.  We love manufacturing buttons at Kelowna Engravers.  We make them in house, none of this made in chine stuff, Proudly Canadian Made. Because we make them locally, it’s a short turnaround time and no expensive shipping charges.  Check out our Button link under our Product tab for sizes and more information.