Creating a high contrast marking on the surface of silver anodised or bare aluminium can prove quite tricky. Laser etching anodised aluminium makes a silver / grey finish on the surface. This works really well on coloured anodised aluminium but in the case of these bespoke fly fishing cases simply wouldn’t stand out against the silver base colour. We experimented with a few techniques before settling on a combination of standard engraving and using a ceramic marking compound to darken the etching. The end result looked great and really made the most of some superb artwork from local graphic designer Steve Jakeway.