Hand engraved wine bottles were the gift of choice when Triumph Motorcycles® USA decided to announce winners of their Dealer of the Year Patagonia adventure trip contest in a very unique way. Inkwell Designers were there to help make this idea come to life very quickly. We had less than two weeks to pull it all together.
Emily from Triumph Motorcycles USA headquarters found Inkwell Designers℠ online and called about getting 12 bottles of Argentinian Malbec wine engraved with the Triumph logo. She asked us to find the bottles, engrave them and deliver them to her office. We took on the challenge immediately.
What Emily didn’t know is our CEO, Desiree Colonna, is an avid Triumph motorcycle rider and owns a 2012 Triumph Bonneville which she rides are her primary bike. What a thrill to work with the company that had given her the beautiful bike she loves to ride around Atlanta!
Emily wanted the logo engraved into the bottles. We can take you through the steps we took to make that happen.
We first printed the logo and mountain scheme on architect paper which has a sticky back to it.
Then we actually stuck these where they needed to be placed on the wine bottles and used a stippling motion to engrave over them. The logo and mountains are made of hundreds of hand stippled dots. This is very different from etching or sandblasting where you need a special toxic cream or machine to do the work. These wine bottles are all engraved by hand with great care.
Once we finished the stippling, we added the hand engraved calligraphy. All of this was created with a dental drill handpiece. This is the final result.
We also had our calligraphy artist, Meg Mitchell, create thank you notes by hand for each dealer which were included with the hand engraved wine bottles.
The hand engraved wine bottles were a huge hit around the office when we delivered them in person. We were treated to a tour of all the fun motorcycles in the office which was a highlight for Desiree and her husband, Joe.
Desiree’s favorite bike was the custom bike with the wooden seat created for a movie.
We took this project from idea to reality and made the process so easy for Emily at Triumph. We found the bottles, picked them up, engraved them and then delivered them. All she had to do was make the call!
Our hand engraved wine bottles are the perfect gift for any occasion, both corporate and personal. If you’re interested in learning more about our process, please contact us directly at 770 823 1673 or shoot us an email. We’d love to work with you!