How Does Glass/Crystal Engraving Work?

Laser Engraving

How to Laser Engrave a Photo on Glass

We scan your photo/image and convert it to an image made up of thousands of dots. The laser machine then precisely recreates each of these dots inside the crystal. This leaves the surface of the crystal clear and unblemished. Above all, the result is a truly unique, bright, sharp image of your photo suspended inside the crystal.

Surface Engraving

Laser Engraving vs. Surface Engraving

Surface engraving is like doodling on the surface of your desk with a marker—it leaves marks on top without going through the wood. 

On the other hand, laser engraving is more akin to carving your initials inside a block of ice. Using a laser beam, intricate designs or text are created inside, leaving marks deep within crystal.

What Can Be Engraved?

We have a wide range of high-quality optical crystal in various sizes, from trophies to photo blocks and champagne flutes, there’s plenty you can personalize, perfect for both laser and surface engraving. 

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From corporate awards to sports trophies and school plaques, we have a wide selection of products to choose from.

Dublin Crystal laser engraved photo in glass

Get your favourite photo engraved in a high-quality piece of crystal. With our latest tech, craft a gift that will be cherished for years.

Beautiful engraved champagne flutes for weddings, engagements, or any celebration! Personalised with names and wedding date.


The cost of engraving varies based on factors like how intricate the artwork is and any personalization you want, such as text or photos. Since each project is unique, we’ll need to chat with you to get a clear picture of what you’re looking for.

You can fill out our enquiry form, call us at +353 1 2987302, or email info@dublin­, and we’ll be happy to give you a quote!

Deciding between engraving methods depends on factors like the crystal’s type, thickness, and hardness. Whether it’s a special gift or a personalised crystal trophy you’re after, feel free to reach out. We’d love to chat with you and guide you through all the options we have available!

You can have your crystal or glass engraved right here at Dublin Crystal’s showroom in Dundrum! You’ll find us at St. Michael’s Commercial Park, on Dundrum Road, in Dublin 14.

Engraving orders take a bit of time to process, especially for larger orders. Typically, you can expect them to be ready in 3-4 working days after we’ve received all the engraving details.

Engravers with 56 Years of Experience

We are the leaders in crystal engraving, established since 1968. We've been providing engraving services throughout Dublin and Ireland, ensuring your awards and gift receive that personal touch. 

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