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Alden Engraving
Alden Engraving

Alden Engraving

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: I serve mostly the Western USA. The states of AZ, CA, WA,OR, NV, NM, WY, TX & FL We can turn around any job very quickly. We are geared to customer service. 42 + years experience. I am experienced in all phases of engraving. Wood, metal, glass, plastics, leather. "If I can hold it I can do it". I love what I do and I enjoy engaging with and completing a customer's project.

Hired 122 times

Serves La Mesa, CA

2 employees

43 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal

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Top pro status

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects
  • Stainless Steel Discs

    Approx. $300

  • Luggage tags

    Approx. $150

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

60 reviews


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Susan M.


We ordered a custom lighter for engraving. It was a bit tricky and the first attempt was a bit off. Ted, however, took the responsibility to make us the perfect product by ordering a new lighter and re- engraving it. It looked awesome and the person we gifted it to was beyond appreciative! Thanks Ted!
Jan 25, 2021
Barbara G.


Alden Engraving answered all my inquiries satisfactorily. The quality of the laser engraving was superior. Response time to questions was extremely important on this project and expectations were met. I would definitely encourage anyone looking for this type of service to check out and engage Alden Engraving!
Alden Engraving's reply
Barbara, Thanks so much for your time and comments on your review. I really appreciate the feedback. Happy & successful New Year. Ted
Dec 28, 2020


It was very good doing business with Alden Engraving. Awesome work! Very puntual. I will use him again, for sure. The whole experience was super pleasant. Thank you very much.
Dec 22, 2020
Susan K.


Alden engraving engraved some scissors for me. The engraving is beautiful. Communication was great and I got the item quickly.
Alden Engraving's reply
Susan, Thanks again for the review. Ted
Dec 7, 2020
Ann G.


If you need engraving work done, Alden Engraving is absolutely the best. Ted Alden was at all times responsive and professional, was personable and pleasant to work with, and his engraving was first-rate. He went out of his way without complaint to rush his engraving services on a ring I needed quickly for my granddaughter’s upcoming 21st birthday (and that I had forgotten to get engraved). I highly recommend Alden Engraving and will absolutely use Ted Alden’s services in the future.
Alden Engraving's reply
Ann, Thank so much for your review. It was a pleasure working with & I hope your granddaughter a long & successful life. Thanks for letting me participate in a small w at y in that celebration. Ted
Sep 22, 2020


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Yes & no. Really depends on the article and what needs to be done. I do give quantity discounts based on time , text & # of items. I start with a basic price and then add to it based on what ever the customer wants.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I try to find out customers needs first. What there vision is and to advise them the best, most economical way to accomplish it.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    B.S in Economics, Computer while in the Army. Hands on experience of 40 years

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