How to Use Gravograph IS400

By Gloria Sherman

The Gravograph IS400 will allow you to personalize many different items.
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Gravograph IS400 is a personal engraving machine which runs through a home or office computer. A wide range of items can be engraved using the IS400. Items ranging from jewelry, electronics, picture frames, and more. In addition, the Gravograph IS400 is fairly compact and works quietly, so it can be transported easily to multiple locations and work unobtrusively.

Step 1

Open the GravoStyle program that came with your Gravograph IS400 engraver.

Step 2

Click “File” and then “New” from the drop-down menu bar.

Step 3

Select the first tab in the “Material and Machining Definitions” dialog box. Enter the plate or engraving area width and height of the object to be engraved.

Step 4

Enter the left margin of your object's engraving area. If the margins are all the same, check the box, “Same Margins (Determined by the Left One).” This will fill the remaining margins. Click “OK.”

Step 5

Enter the text to be engraved in the text entry screen.

Step 6

Select all the text. The “Text Properties” dialog box will appear. Scroll down the possible text style choices and find one you like. Press “Enter” to choose the style.

Step 7

Change the letter height in the “Text Properties” dialog box by once again selecting the text. Double-click on the letter height field, enter in your desired letter height according to the object being engraved and press “Enter.”

Step 8

Select the “Color” tool from the GravoStyle left side toolbar. Select the color being engraved from the “Matching Tools” dialog box.

Step 9

Click “Properties” in “Matching Tools” dialog box. Select “Plotting” from the drop-down menu, set the depth of the engraving and choose the desired engraving tool from the “Available Tools” box. Click “OK.”

Step 10

Click on the “WYSIWYRE (What You See Is What You Really Engrave)” from the left toolbar to preview what will be engraved. Close the preview by clicking on the “X” in the top right corner of the window.

Step 11

Click on the “Machining Tool" from the top toolbar. Ensure all of the desired options are selected in the “Machining” dialog box. Click on the “Preview” button to make sure everything is right one more time.

Step 12

Close the preview box and click “Run."

Step 13

Click “File” and “Save” to save your project.