Uncover Lab
De Hallen
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 39
1053 RT Amsterdam

CoC: 55216862
VAT: NL851611722B01
Opening hours
Mon: 12.00 - 17.00
Tue - Fri: 12.00 - 19.00
Sat: 11.00 - 19.00
Sun: 12.00 - 19.00
Contact
Call us: +31 (0)20-2613413
Email : hello@uncoverlab.com
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Lucky you! You just found the
fastest engraving service in Amsterdam

Engrave every object

The art of engraving is long past the early engravers who used diamond or metal tools to engrave by brute force. Nowadays engraving is done by lasers. A laser is a concentrated bundle of light that is able to cut, etch and engrave. Our lasers are guided by computersoftware which makes the etching extremely precise. During engraving, the laser burns the material and leaves the design ‘tattooed’ on the object.

Engrave at Uncover Lab

Engraving at Uncover Lab is easy. You choose a product and a design and you order. You can choose one of our designs, make your own design or let one of our creative operators do the work for you. Not sure what to engrave? Head to our Instagram voor inspiration.

Our lasers are best used for engraving on natural products like leather, cork, wood, bamboo and paper. But we engrave glas, denim, plastic and perspex as well. Unfortunately we are not able to engrave most metals, because of the hardness of the material. An exception to this rule is coated aluminium, which is used for the production of MacBooks and Secrid wallets.

Engraving sorts

Full engraving

Full engraving is mostly done to create contrast on an object. When a design is etched it really opens the underlaying layer and creates a tough natural look on the object. It is best used for high res shapes and detailled illustrations.

Outline engraving Outline engraving means that only the contour line will be etched. Outline engraving gives the design a simple and slick appearance. It is mostly used voor patterns and geometric shapes.

Engrave text and images

Text can be engraved as well. We can scan your handwritten text and edit it to be etched or a designer can use a font that looks similar.

Even images can be engraved. We do this in two different ways. We convert the digital images to a bitmap format or one of our designers will trace the images and gives it a cartoony look.

Wood engraving

There are thousands kinds of wood, which makes each engraving different. That is why wood engraving is so much fun. Engraving on wood opens up the natural layer underneath and gives the object an authentic look. Everything is possible on wood engraving, from geometric patterns to complex designs.

Leather engraving

Our favourite paper notebooks are Moleskines and Midori’s. When we discovered that these leather notebooks can be engraved beautifully we couldn’t be happier.

Leather is made to be etched. Laser engraved leather becomes matted. The contrast between the original leather gives the leather object an amazing look.

Aluminium engraving

We already engraved hunderds of MacBooks. Our engravings come to life on Macbooks of CEO’s of Evernote, Snapchat, Uber and Flipboard every day. Thanks to the biggest DJ’s of the moment, Hardwell, Laidback Luke and Jamie XX, our designs are seen by thousands of fans.

Engraving

€15-30

Per engraving

Engraving costs depend on the size. Engraving starts at €15 for a 10cm x 10cm engraving. The price increases when the size increases

Design costs

€15

Per 15 minutes

When an engraving requires extra designwork we charge €15 for every 15 minutes that our designers work their magic.

Corporate orders

€0

per request

Every corporate order is different, so it is not possible to indicate a price. Take a look at our corporate order page and contact us to see the possibilities.

TO CORPORATE ORDERS
 

Questions about engraving?

Visit our Frequently asked questions or contact us

Can you explain your concept in 140 characters?

We're a tattoo shop for objects. Visit our (web)shop to personalize your (future) belongings just the way you want it with our #lasercutter.

If i have my own design, which format would be best to supply?

The best format for us to work with is a vector file made in Illustrator (.ai or .eps). If you have text in your design, make sure to expand it. We can also work with pixel based files, however this takes more time to convert into a vector file and there is a chance that quality is lost. No experience with vector files? No worries, here's a little manual to help you become the most powerful Illustrator Wizard of all times.

On which materials is it possible to engrave?

A lot! From experience we know that the following materials work great: leather, perspex, alluminium, wood, cardboard, bamboopaper, glass, plastic, sillicon, chocolat and slate. Hard materials like gold, copper and stainless steel are not possible. Also materials that are really reflective do not work (for example a mirror).

What is the average handling time of my order?

The handling time for an online order is between one and two days plus shipping time. When the product is sent, you’ll receive an email with the tracking number.

Is it possible to engrave on any product?

Being able to engrave a product it has to meet three requirements. First the surface has to be flat. Secondly the product has to fit in our laser engraver. Thirdly the material should be engravable (for engravable materials see question above).

What are the risks of bringing my own objects?

The word "Lab" in our store name already reveals what we do most of the time: experimenting. While we always aim for the best result, we're not always certain how your object reacts with our lasers. Luckily we have a skilled team equipped with lots of experience to inform you beforehand if there are any possible risks involved with your engraving. Please note that if you're taking a risk, we are not responsible for the outcome (unless we do something awfully stupid).

Can I start my own Uncover Lab?

Why not! We’d love to discuss franchising possibilities. Get in touch via hello@uncoverlab.com!

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