What is Computer Controlled Engraving?

What is Computer Controlled Engraving?

Also known as laser cutting, computer controlled engraving has changed the way many products are now produced. From simple plaques to engraving detailed graphics into wood or three-dimensional decorative objects, it can be used to achieve a number of effects in several materials. 

We explore a few of the things that can be made with computer controlled engraving and how to create your own designs for laser cutting or engraving. 

What is Computer Controlled Engraving?

Computer controlled engraving typically relies on a machine that uses laser cutting technology. It requires a laser beam to precisely cut or engrave material based on a preset design programmed into a machine or computer system.

These designs can now be incredibly complex and sophisticated. Compared to other processes that use lasers, engraving is where a laser beam removes parts of the top material but does not cut all the way through the material, whether that’s wood, metal or something else. 

The laser is basically a highly focused and amplified light beam that causes the material to burn, melt or vaporize. The power of this laser and what can be achieved will depend on the specific type of machine that you use. 

Development of Engraving Technology

Before modern engraving equipment, a handheld tool was used to engrave an object. Today, this method is still used but mostly for more intricate, decorative purposes, like jewellery making and small decorative pieces.

Today, most engraving tools are controlled by a computer and CAD precision programming that allows us to achieve flawlessly accurate designs very quickly. These machines are widely available and fairly simple to use but are still best wielded by experts who understand how to get the most out of the process and materials. 

While the engraving equipment will consist of a marking tool or stylus, this will be controlled by a machine and operating system. This controller, or computer, will determine the laser's direction and application to achieve the intended design and effect, regarding depth and shape.

As well as many commercial uses, like marking high-value items and preventing counterfeiting, engraving is commonly used today for decorative purposes and business-related signage and branding.  

To inscribe a pattern or image onto the surface of an object, engraving can be used to achieve great accuracy and a clean precise finish.

One of the biggest benefits of engraving is that it can be an incredibly quick process depending on the intricacy of the pattern or design. At Culzean Gifts, we offer a quick turnaround even for the most complex of customized designs and can arrange the production of large volumes for commercial applications with reliable efficiency.

Manual engraving, while still a true craft that only the most talented and experienced can perform, generally takes longer and is unsuitable for some commercial purposes. Computer controlled engraving allows us to deliver intricate, permanent designs in a range of materials at very quick speeds.

What Materials Work with Engraving?

Laser machines are capable of cutting and engraving a variety of materials.

  • Most wood types
  • Glass & perspex
  • Most metals
  • Rubber sheets
  • Cardboard sheets
  • Slate
  • Ceramics
  • Acrylics
  • Plastics
  • Stone

A few things we’re able to engrave are: 

  • Business signage 
  • Memorial plaques
  • Mimic panels 
  • Interior signage (directions and public information)
  • Electrical accessories 
  • Valve tags 
  • Door signs 
  • Badges

Start Engraving Today

If you have something in mind that you want to engrave, get in touch with us and we’ll tell you if it’s possible. 

Even if you can’t find your product on our online store, we might be able to find a way to do it with the technology and materials we have available to us.

January 15, 2021 — Paul Winrow
How to Choose the Right Kind of Glass Wall Art for Each Room

How to Choose the Right Kind of Glass Wall Art for Each Room

When it comes to wall art, simply finding something you like the look of might not be that difficult. However, knowing where a particular piece belongs in your home can be hard. Luckily, there are a few guidelines to make sure you select the right piece for a specific space. 

While art is what helps define the personality of the homeowner, individual pieces are crucial in creating a specific mood and character in each room. Some pieces will be able to function as amazing statement or inspiration pieces, while others are best used as accessories to a larger wall art arrangement. 

The Living Room 

The most exciting room to decorate is often the living room. It’s where you spend most of your time and the room your guests will visit. As such, there is a lot of pressure when it comes to choosing something perfect. If you pick the right piece, you’ll draw the gaze of everyone who enters your home and provoke conversation. 

Many of our customers choose their statement pieces from the Trevor m Hirst collection of glass art pieces, due to the high level of vibrancy and quality. 

This space is also good for larger pieces that draw in a lot of attention. However, you’ll find many examples of amazing print wall collections with several small to medium-sized pieces complementing each other to create a truly beautiful wall art collection in the living room. 

The Kitchen and Bathroom 

Don’t forget about these rooms. They’re still places where you should showcase your personality and creative flair. 

To keep things practical, lean toward smaller pieces that complement your cabinets and appliances, rather than overwhelm the space. 

Also, this is a great place for glass wall art where steam, smoke, or oil won’t damage your pieces and your prints can simply be wiped clean. 

For smaller spaces, consider multiple small print sets, such as pairs or triplets. They can feature similar images or be completely abstract from one another. 

The Bedroom 

Despite what you might think, the bedroom isn't always the place for traditional statement pieces. As the bedroom is a retreat, it should reflect the kind of mood you want to create in the evenings and mornings. 

You may still want boldness, but just be careful you don't end up with something that dominates the room too much. 

We recommend choosing more calm colour palettes and if you like photography or landscapes, consider pieces that are desaturated rather than “popping” with bright colour. 

Your Home Office 

We all do so much work from our homes these days that personalising your space with the right prints or wall art is a way to keep you motivated and zen throughout the day. Your company office might be completely bare of adornment, but there’s no need for you to do the same in your private working space.  

Maps, photos from past trips, portraits of people, or even certificates all have a place in your office, but there’s no reason you can't feature a great abstract glass wall art piece from the Traver M Hirst collection. Just try not to get too distracted by it when trying to work!  

How to Find the Best Art For Your Home 

Don’t rush in and try to find inspiration before you start buying pieces. Look at some collections and libraries like our online store at Culzean Gifts, or flick through magazines for wall art arrangements that match your own interior design preferences.

January 06, 2021 — Paul Winrow
Digital Printing on Glass for Small Businesses

Digital Printing on Glass for Small Businesses

The glass industry is becoming one of the fastest-growing segments when it comes to non-traditional decorative works. It is also increasingly popular in the industrial printing market due to its functional and aesthetic properties. 

Thanks to developments in printing processes and technology, glass printing has an incredibly wide application that can be used in large scale corporate settings in addition to the home. 

As well as offering value in commercial settings, artists now specialising in glass art such as Trevor M Hirst have shown how it can be used to create amazing pieces of art enjoyed by anyone. 

There are now many different ways to print on glass, involving a wide variety of glass types, ink types, ink colours, curing process, and environmental conditions. We explore some of the biggest developments and benefits of digital printing.

Digital Printing on Glass

As long as you have a high-resolution image that is suited to the glass medium, digital printing on glass is reliable and easy. You can transfer a wide range of images onto glass using this method and several artists rely on it to create their glass artworks like Trevor M Hirst.

It takes substantially less work to produce artworks with digital printing than many other processes and when developed by experts, you can achieve great vibrancy and opacity in the finished product, allowing us to achieve even the most sophisticated designs.

When rendering lighter colours, multiple layers may be required with digital printing on glass, and if commissioning your own design, it’s recommended you seek advice about the printing process first so that you’re able to achieve exactly the right colours and tones you were hoping for.

Digital printing on glass is undergoing continuous developments to accommodate more types of inks and visual effects.

Digital Printing for Your Business

The commercial world is one of the major drivers of digital printing demand. Technology innovations have redefined the way it's used in business environments, whether that’s actual offices or multi-use commercial spaces. 

One of the best things about printing on glass is that you can work at extremely high resolutions and images can be easily printed across multiple panels to create large motifs.

Many shop and small business owners also look to glass printing to add something special to their signage and branding capabilities.

Benefits of Digital Printing on Glass for Small Businesses

  • Makes great signage for businesses, restaurants and bars that easily be front or back-lit for extra impact
  • Requires almost no maintenance 
  • Incredibly simple and easy to clean
  • Can make your brand, logo, slogan or retail theme stand out more with a unique visual effect
  • When printed on windows or door panels, can improve shading capacity and reduce the need for blinds or air conditioning
  • Can create a futuristic and sleek feel that differs from more commonplace material choices

Discover Digital Printing on Glass 

Developments in digital printing techniques mean the quality and flexibility of printing on glass is now incredibly impressive. 

To see how we've created great artworks using digital printing methods, check out our online collection at Culzean Gifts, including our popular Trevor M Hirst artwork collection.

December 29, 2020 — Paul Winrow
What Is Glass Art?

What Is Glass Art?

Glass is a fascinating material that has been used for both practical and artistic purposes throughout history. 

Glass objects are undeniably unique both for their natural characteristics and properties, but also for their aesthetic appeal — achieving a much different effect to other popular mediums like canvas and paint, clay, or ink and paper. 

There have been so many approaches to glass and different style used by various artists over the years that it's impossible to easily characterise glass art as any one thing. Different themes, methods and processes have been used to render a multitude of effects.

Today, artists continue to be inspired by more traditional glass art processes, while many are also encouraged by innovations in glass printing that allow them to push design boundaries and use the material in a whole new way. 

We take a look at some of the most popular glass art techniques, including glass printing, used to create one of our most popular products at Culzean Gifts: glass artwork featuring the Trevor M Hirst Collection.


Common Glass Art Techniques Used Today 

Below are some of the most common glass art techniques used by many artists and studios throughout the UK today. 

Hot Glass 

The term hot glass broadly describes the use of molten glass created with a temperature around 2000° degrees. It includes blown glass, solid sculpted glass, and cast glass. 

When subjected to intense heat, the material can be used to achieve some amazing results, with glass blowing, sculpting and casting into moulds. 

Cast glass or ‘glass casting’ is usually done by ladling the hot molten glass into a mould while glass sculptures and ornaments are commonly made with hot molten glass from a furnace. 

Warm Glass 

You don't need to heat glass quite as high as 2000° degrees to create glass art. Warm glass is a process that uses temperatures between 1250° – 1600° degrees and involves heating the glass in an oven or kiln. 

Common methods used within warm glass art techniques include slumping, where flat plate or sheet glass is heated just hot enough for the glass to bend or move with gravity. Glass can then be placed onto a mould and formed during the ‘slumping’ process. 

Also, 'fused glass' describes the technique when pieces of glass are heated hot enough to melt together. And additional terms such as ‘kiln glass’, ‘kiln cast glass’, ‘bent glass’, ‘glass bending’, and ‘pate de verre’ can be used to describe similar warm glass techniques. 

Cold Glass 

There are several techniques used to create glass art that don't require heat. These are described as cold glass techniques or 'cold working'. It includes many approaches such as grinding, mosaics, polishing, engraving or etching. 

Glass Printing 

While glass printing could be described as cold glass working, this approach to glass decoration really deserves its own category. 

Glass is a versatile material that can be used as a kind of canvas for the printing of suitable inks that render glass in different shades. Innovations in printing processes now offer increased opacity and vibrancy. 

Artists can manipulate the properties of translucence and reflection to create amazing and unique effects with glass art. This is evidenced in our popular Trevor M Hirst collection at Culzean Gifts, exhibiting the amazing way glass can be an enthralling medium in contemporary artwork.


December 20, 2020 — Paul Winrow
What Can You Achieve with Art on Glass?

What Can You Achieve with Art on Glass?

Developments in glass printing have allowed art glass trends to catch on fire in the UK and throughout many countries in Europe. 

Whether it’s individual artists who are now using it as their medium of choice or large companies and businesses who are commissioning large-scale installation pieces for their offices, glass wall art is incredibly popular today. 

Many designers and architects are also realising the potential that glass art has for introducing greater reflective qualities and light into a space. This has prompted greater demand for new artworks that offer a unique glow and vibrancy, in contrast to traditional paint on canvas art pieces.  

At Culzean Gifts, we’ve helped customers of all kinds searching for their own glass art pieces to add decorative value or excitement to their spaces. As such, we now offer a wide range of glass printing and glass wall art options that can be tailored to the needs of anyone. 

What Makes Glass Art Great? 

Glass artworks can be created to be fully transparent, diffused or fully opaque. This adds a whole new element to the appearance of artworks and present artists with the opportunity to adapt their designs to use light more. 

The effect of this can be art pieces that almost sparkle or glimmer. Artworks can also evolve throughout the day, as natural lighting changes. Or, artificial lighting can be added in front of or behind artworks to add additional illumination. 

Designers and clients are demanding highly customized appearances that set their interior spaces apart from others. And this is common in private homes as well as corporate spaces where people want their art pieces to stand out and look different. 

How Valuable is Glass Art? 

The value and price of glass art will always depend on what is printed on it. This is the same for glass as it is for canvas or other mediums. However, it is true that digital printing on glass is a relatively expensive application and getting it right requires a good knowledge of the process. 

You must be extremely careful about finding the right artwork that will enhance the glass design together with the right print technique. 

When everything comes together and the design or original artwork is perfectly matched to the glass medium, the results are spectacular. This creates something that can be worth a significant amount to our customers. 

Trevor Hirst Glass Art Collection 

With the above in mind, we’ve worked closely with specific artists, designers and photographers whose works are suitable for glass art.  

One of our proudest collaborations is with Trevor M Hirst who is famous for his unique prints and photography throughout the UK. Using his designs, we choose the right production methods to create final pieces that are unrivalled in depth and vivid colour. 

His experience as an artist working across several mediums allows him to produce artworks that diverge from traditional paint and canvas. Our customers can now enjoy the Trevor M Hirst collection of abstract artworks on glass and take home collectable items that truly stand out in the home environment.  

Interested in Glass Artworks? 

Glass printing covers a vast array of applications from decorative to architectural. If you’re interested in buying some truly unique glass artworks for you or a friend, browse our collection at Culzean Gifts or get in touch with us directly to talk about commissioning a unique piece.

December 11, 2020 — Paul Winrow
Should I Buy Glass Artworks?

Should I Buy Glass Artworks?

We’re always looking for something new. And in your search for great statement pieces for your home or office, you may have come across glass artworks. 

While classic paint on canvas is usually a safe bet when it comes to choosing new art that will stand the test of time, it can be harder to decide whether glass art is worth the investment. Is it just a temporary fad? Will it seem outdated in 10 years time? 

These are valid questions you should ask yourself when purchasing any piece of artwork. We explore the answer to some of these queries and outline why glass could be a great addition to your home and art collection.  

What is Glass Art? 

We can now print on glass and render incredible effects using new glass printing technology. Together with the naturally translucent quality of glass, this allows us to create some truly amazing pieces of art on glass. 

Having said this, simply printing something on glass doesn’t make it "art" necessarily. You can't just choose any classic print, painting or photograph and hope that it will come out well once you’ve transferred it onto the glass. Producing great art prints on glass takes a bit more planning and consideration for the process.  

This doesn’t mean that certain glass printed items like family photos are not worth having. In fact, they can offer much more appeal and novelty than a standard printed photograph on paper.  

But, to call something glass art, we are usually referring to something that has been specially made to cater to the properties of glass, using shapes, patterns, colours and other techniques to produce something that looks uniquely enthralling on glass. 

Artwork on Glass 

At the moment, printing to glass is increasingly popular in Europe, and it may become more popular in the US as the trend spreads globally. Generally, owning a glass piece of art is still quite unique and if this is what you want from your purchase, glass is a great alternative to more traditional canvas art pieces. 

It’s hard to achieve certain levels of accuracy and vibrancy on glass unless you know how the material works and have the best technology to render the images you want. This is why prints that look great on canvas or paper won’t really turn out that well when transferred to glass. 

To achieve an amazing effect, you will have to choose images that have certain qualities or be an artist who has a good working knowledge of the medium to craft your artwork so that it is impactful, accurate and vibrant when produced on the glass. 

Who is Producing Glass Art? 

At Culzean Gifts, we work closely with our clients and customers to create great works of art. This can involve consulting individuals or businesses on specific image preferences and helping them to be produced to great effect on glass. 

We are also incredibly proud to work with artists like Trevor M Hirst whose works of art are perfectly matched for glass printing processes. Through our technology and methods, as well as Trevor’s unique style and understanding of the medium, we are able to produce some truly remarkable pieces of glass art that, when combined with the right environment and lighting, can look incredible.

Many of our customers are also professional photographers, interior designers and corporations making significant investments in artwork, and we are happy to work directly with anyone on specific briefs to create vibrant and high-value glass art.

December 02, 2020 — Paul Winrow
How Does Chemical Etching Work?

How Does Chemical Etching Work?

Chemical etching is a highly accurate manufacturing process used to produce high precision metal parts. It is an increasingly popular manufacturing method which is sometimes referred to as Photo etching. 

This approach differs from other methods like laser cutting, water-jet cutting, stamping, punching, or die-cutting which are not able to deliver the same level of intricacy in the finished product. 

As such, this process is commonly used in the printing of technical and industrial parts, as well as for more everyday requirements like signage manufacturing for businesses. 

At Culzean Gifts, this highly reliable and flexible process allows us to accurately produce complex, sophisticated designs that would be much harder to do using other methods. 

How Does Chemical Etching work? 

The chemical etching process involves a number of stages, including cleaning, laminating, exposing, developing, etching, and stripping. When applied using standardised steps, extremely accurate and intricate parts can be produced. 

Initially, a sheet of material is first laminated with a layer of light-sensitive resist. This is then selectively exposed to UV light and developed, resulting in a positive image. After exposure to an etching solution, the final product is obtained by selectively removing the unprotected parts of the substrate. 

To put it another way, an acidic solution is applied which then eats away at the metal, leaving the etched pattern or design remaining. 

Each sheet of metal will come with an applied design as well as a photo-resist to protect the design from the acid. As the acid is applied to the object, it dissolves the remaining metal leaving only the desired design left standing. 

Benefits of Chemical Etching 

Chemical etching is suitable for the production of many parts and etching requirements, including complex, high-precision metal parts for industrial purposes. The chemical etching process works with almost any metal that can be produced. These include: 

  • Stainless steels
  • Mild steel
  • Aluminium
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel alloys
  • Copper
  • Brass

Some of the many benefits of this process are:

  • Fit for the most intricate and complex designs
  • Low-cost design iterations
  • Fast production
  • No jagged edges
  • Can be used on almost any metal

What is Photo Etching Used for? 

Many everyday parts can be produced with chemical photo etching. It can be used in many sectors and industries from medical and research to consumer electronics and furniture. This is one of the most accurate processes in the industry. 

In truth, there are hundreds of different parts and components that chemical etching can be used for, including jewellery, phone appliances, cookers, washing machines, televisions, mobile phones, cars, aeroplanes, batteries, electronic devices, image sensors and circuit boards. 

As chemical etching is characterized by perfect cutting quality, there’s really no limit to what it can be used for. The chemical etching process is one that involves very little stress on the metal sheets with no burrs or rough edges on any part or component that goes through our metal etching process. 

It is often used for creating high-quality signs and plaques for a number of businesses, as well as hospitals, clinics and for commemorative and memorial purposes. This can offer a more timeless look and feel to complement the highest levels of accuracy and precision. 

November 30, 2020 — Paul Winrow
A Guide to Glass & Perspex Printing

A Guide to Glass & Perspex Printing

There have been some quite fun and impressive developments in wall art over the years. Often led by trends in the world of interior design, displaying art or pictures has evolved from using simply paint on canvas to incorporating new materials like glass, with new technologies and processes to deliver vibrant and captivating artworks for the home or office environment.  

Canvas vs Glass  

Traditional canvas has typically been a popular but traditional choice for wall prints. Artists across the world have used this material together with paints to compose beautiful works of art.  

More recently, people have chosen to print their favourite images or artworks onto canvas using ink and special printers. Both of these methods are still incredibly popular today.  

Glass & Perspex pictures offer a more modern alternative which has been increasing in popularity due to new methods of glass printing making it easier and cheaper to create great artwork using this medium.  

Also, it offers many benefits compared to canvas, which is more likely to fade when exposed to direct sunlight, or become damaged due to improper handling and pollutants in the home environments, such as smoke, dust and cleaning products. 

Benefits of Glass Printing 

Below are a few key reasons why you might want to choose glass printing instead of traditional canvas. 

Light and Aesthetic Glow 

Glass photos seem to glow when combined with great lighting, whether that is natural light or manmade fixtures in the home. The translucent properties of glass prints create a feeling of vibrancy and illumination, where traditional canvas is naturally more flat. 

As such, they are great for people who like brighter rooms, with glass creating a unique vibrancy while adding additional reflective potential in any given space. 


Oil and acrylic on canvas create an amazing texture. The best artists are able to deliver lifelike scenes in various tones and textures that are perfect for many interior spaces. However, glass & Perspex pictures have an altogether unique and distinct texture that looks great when mounted on a wall. 

This is a more smooth, elegant and sharp effect which is great for rooms that are trying to achieve a more modern look. Many interior designers and decorators are huge advocates of using glass for this reason.  


Assuming you fix your prints appropriately to the wall and don’t live somewhere that’s prone to earthquakes, your glass prints will retain their original strength, durability and charm for many years to come. 

Unlike canvas, glass is incredibly easy to wipe clean and won’t be affected by moisture or direct sunlight. This means it will last much longer.


As mentioned, glass prints are easy to wipe free of dust and any stains. All you need to do to make your glass canvas glisten as bright as the day you bought it is to run a wet cloth over it, and maybe some glass polish. 

Sometimes smoke from indoor chimney fires can make the glass hazy, but this can be treated easily enough with special glass surface cleaner. 

Water Proof 

They are resistant to moisture and can be used in all types of wet rooms such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, sauna rooms and even outdoor spaces. On the other hand, a traditional canvas is not able to withstand these conditions.


Glass prints are a more modern take on traditional wall art pieces. They’re incredibly stylish, vibrant and add a level of modern sophistication to any interior space. 

Discover Glass Wall Art

Whether you want to create your own prints using family photos, or perhaps choose a piece of unique artwork created by an artist, this is a great way to add a personal touch to your home. For more on glass and Perspex printing methods and options, get in touch with us at Culzean Gifts

November 24, 2020 — Paul Winrow
Going with Glass Wall Art this Year? Here’s Our Advice

Going with Glass Wall Art this Year? Here’s Our Advice

Glass is a versatile material that has been used for centuries as a decorative element in both domestic and commercial settings. With the advent of new glass types and manufacturing, engraving and printing procedures, many brands and talented artists are now able to design glass objects that make for a great gift idea or home improvement purchase.  

Specifically, glass wall art has become widely used as a sophisticated and beautiful alternative to more traditional mediums like canvas. In fact, you can see beautiful pieces of modern glass wall art in homes all over the world, with a robust community of glass work artists dedicated to the trade.  

If you’re considering a piece of glass wall art for yourself or a loved one, we’ve outlined some useful considerations that might help you make a decision on what to buy. 

Key Benefits of Glass Decorative Pieces 

  • Unique appeal - Glass wall art and decorative items are available in many different textures, colours, designs, and prints that can add a personal and stylish touch to your space. Through its natural properties, glass can also help reflect light across a room and increase depth perception.  
  • Durability - Glass is used in both interior and exterior environments and is toughened to minimize cracking. It is also heat resistant and will not deteriorate due to high levels of moisture or damp.  
  • Hygiene - Glass wall art is incredibly easy to clean. Unlike traditional acrylic or oil on canvas pieces that you would never dream of cleaning with a cloth or brush, glass art can be wiped and polished to the point of glistening. It also has the advantage of hiding marks or scratches. 
  • Versatility - There’s no setting that a piece of glass wall art won’t suit. As long as you pay attention to the colours and design style, it can complement pretty much any interior design environment. 

Framed Glass Wall Art 

Perhaps one of the most iconic uses of glass as a decorative piece in the home is framed glass artwork. Whether you choose enthralling abstract designs of Trevor M Hirst, or prefer traditional landscape scenery, glass has a way of providing unrivalled depth and vivid colours, brightening up any room. 

Combine this with some carefully planned lighting and you’ll be able to illuminate your chosen artwork in a way that would never be possible with traditional painting or prints, with reflections and backdrop lighting all adding to the special experience. 

Glass Pictures for Your Walls 

Many families enjoy featuring individual portraits and group photographs on their walls. With glass printing and engraving technology, there are now many options to have these same much-loved scenes created on glass, adding a unique twist to this decorative classic.  

Offering a great sense of timelessness and value, these items are great gift ideas and can be used to commemorate special moments or milestones. 

Create a Magical Atmosphere 

While some household decorative and furniture materials offer a level of reflection, such as marble or polished concrete and tile, many of the materials we choose to use in our home are naturally opaque, such as wood. However, glass is one of the best options you have to introduce another dimension into your living space. 

If you’re trying to create a truly magical atmosphere at home, with a theme that is unique to you and your family, glass pictures for your wall are one of the easiest ways you can achieve this, with vibrant and exciting colours and textures elicited through the unique medium.  

Animals, wildlife scenes, seascapes and more can all be rendered with glass to offer an even more captivating experience that your guests will love.  

Find Your Perfect Piece

Glass wall artwork and pictures are an ideal option if you are looking to add some unconventional beauty to your space. It is also hygienic, durable, and versatile, coming in a range of different sizes and colours. 

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for loved ones or want to find the perfect piece for your own abode, take a look at our full range of glass home decor and art pieces at Culzean Gifts.

November 22, 2020 — Paul Winrow
Christmas Presents For Family And Friends At Culzean Gifts

Christmas Presents For Family And Friends At Culzean Gifts

At Culzean Gifts we provide many gifts, and use processes that most other companies do not. For example, consider photo printing on glass. We can print any picture or photo that you wish direct on to the highest quality picture glass to produce custom mounted wall art with a depth that is absolutely stunning.

Yes, of course you can mount any photo or picture that you own in a frame with glass in the front, but the effect of printing directly on to glass has to be seen to be believed. There is really no comparison. 

The process is very simple. You just choose your all-time favourite photo or picture – or for that matter any number of them - choose the size that you want, select a frame style – or frames – and upload the photos/pictures and we will print directly on to the glass. We use a unique UV ink digital printing process to produce dazzling wall art that will grace your home, your office, your restaurant, or pub – in fact just about anywhere where there is a wall! 

We use exactly the same process to produce the Trevor M. Hirst collection of spectacular wall art. Trevor was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in 1958 and began his career as a photographer in 1979 when he started to photograph fashion models. This was back in the day when you had to have a darkroom in order to produce prints, since digital cameras and graphic computers hadn’t been invented. 

Fast forward 40 years and Trevor has returned to his true calling as an artist producing fine art home décor and collectable prints. These prints are all created by Trevor in his studio and then we use our photo printing on glass process in our workshops to produce such fantastic results. This gives amazing depth, and with their incredible mix of colours your prints will be a talking point when you have guests around. We know that we are in lockdown at present, but it won’t last forever. Meanwhile, why not browse through Trevor’s work and choose a print for a Christmas present for someone you love, and while you are doing that why not select one or two for yourself? You know that you deserve it. 

On the subject of Christmas presents, we have a huge choice of different glasses that can be engraved with anything that you wish and make great gifts for almost anyone. We offer 1 pint beer tankards, a superb lead crystal sloped panel tankard, Blenheim crystal champagne flutes, a personalised gin glass, whisky tumblers, engraved shot glasses, a Blenheim lead crystal square spirit decanter, his and hers champagne flutes in a presentation box, and a whole lot more. Any or all of these will be a great way to cheer everyone up for Christmas, especially as it seems that we will be able to have family around at turkey time.

We are also offering some patterned face masks. Since we all have to wear them, we thought it would cheer everyone up to make them fun, so we have one that turns you into a snowman, and another that makes you become Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or you can become a dog if you prefer – and why not? It is time to get away from all the doom and gloom and have some fun. And if you can’t do it at Christmas time, when can you?

 There is a multitude of other gifts from which to choose, such as aprons, coasters, mugs, glass ornaments, flasks and drinks bottles, pet ID tags, and more. Spend some time looking around our website and you will be amazed.