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Metalphoto® workspace meets expanded customer needs

Metalphoto® workspace meets expanded customer needs

Almost 20 years ago, Pella Engraving Company saw the potential in Metalphoto and invested in the equipment to put this highly innovative technology to work for its customers.  A unique process with many applications, Metalphoto requires an array of machines: developer...
What is Metalphoto®?

What is Metalphoto®?

When it debuted in 1950, the Metalphoto® process revolutionized the label, plaque, sign, serial and ID tag, and nameplate-making industry. Once the technology was made public in 1958, it became an indispensable capability for companies around the world, including...
PEC fulfills order for 9,000 ID tags on schedule

PEC fulfills order for 9,000 ID tags on schedule

When an order from a government customer for 9,000 Metalphoto® ID tags lands on your desk—for a battleship, nonetheless—you know from the outset that quality and accuracy will be imperative. Thanks to a well-planned manufacturing process and meticulous quality checks,...
Pella Engraving helps Slip Disc Ministries soar

Pella Engraving helps Slip Disc Ministries soar

For the Pella Engraving team, one of the most enjoyable parts of being in the engraving and printing die business is getting to know the customers who order their products. “Our goal is to provide more than just the tools to do the work on,” said Jeff Vroom, Pella...
Lost to history? Not if we can help it.

Lost to history? Not if we can help it.

PEC helps recreate famous WWI-era tank Pella Engraving recently had the privilege of contributing to the reconstruction of an important part of U.S. history—a Model 1917 (M1917) Renault tank. It was the United States’ first mass-produced tank, going into production...
From foil stamping to embossing—a die for every need

From foil stamping to embossing—a die for every need

PEC has a long history in the die industry—81 years, in fact. The company began as a letterpress die manufacturer for small-town newspapers in 1934. Throughout the years, PEC has continued to make letterpress dies, while expanding its die offering to include the...
Long-lasting metal ID tags can improve efficiency and accuracy

Long-lasting metal ID tags can improve efficiency and accuracy

Many industries have machinery, tools, inventory, and other assets that need to be tagged for easy identification. PEC’s metal ID tags are a perfect solution—they provide long-lasting identification at a low cost, and can even be produced with unique VINs or barcodes...

New engraver expands product offerings

PEC’s newest engraver, the IS8000 Rotary Engraver from Gravograph, is fast, accurate, and powerful. “We’re very excited about this new piece of equipment,” said Jeff Vroom, PEC co-owner. “Its more precise and intricate capabilities will...