Imitation Etch

Imitation etch is a branding option commonly used on glass products such as drink bottles and beer, wine and shot glasses. It is a special pad printing ink that is used to produce an etch-like effect.


  • More affordable than actual etching.
  • Capable of branding uneven or curved surfaces.
  • Produces high quality and luxurious finish that looks like etching.


  • Curved or uneven surfaces may cause a slight distortion of print.
  • Curved surfaces only allow limited branding area.
  • Requires a long curing period after printing, which can delay the shipping.
  • Variable data is not possible.

Artwork Format Required

Vector (EPS, Ai or PDF)