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Correct usage of engraving styli

Know-how films with basic information on diamond tools

Despite their great hardness, diamonds must be treated with care.


Engraving tools must be properly handled for consistent, high-quality engraving results. Although very hard, strict rules must be observed when using engraving styli.


In a number of short films, HELL demonstrates the important procedures needed with engraving systems, styli, scrapers, and sliding feet. All films are available in the download area of HELL’s website:

Never touch an engraving diamond with the fingers!


HELL Gravure Systems – a Heliograph Holding company – is an innovation leader in the manufacture of prepress engraving systems. With its numerous technical solutions, HELL is continuously redefining international standards in its many core areas of expertise – the electromechanical and direct laser engraving of gravure and embossing cylinders and the high-resolution direct engraving of elastomer printing forms for relief printing.



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