Hand Engraving is the technique used to remove varying amounts of material in the precise shape of your design from the surface of a steel die or printing plate. Sounds simple, but because the areas removed are then filled with a special ink and printed, it literally leaves your design standing out from the surface.
Some designs enable the use of acid as a means to produce the printing plate. This is more readily known as Copper Etching. A further explanation of both these processes can be seen by clicking any illustration at the top of this page.