Blazering 101 Workshop: Combine Sandblasting With Laser Engraving

15th May 2024

Blazering 101 Workshop: Combine Sandblasting With Laser Engraving

IKONICS Imaging and GS2 Awards have teamed up to bring you Blazering: Extended Merging Technologies, an unparalleled engraving experience designed to revolutionize your approach to etching and engraving.

This hands-on, two-day technical seminar will show you how to combine the precision of laser engraving with the depth and texture of sandcarving for the personalization market. Come and learn the ins and outs of blazering (the combination of sandblasting and laser engraving).

Blazering: Extended Merging Technologies Hands-On Workshop

Dates: August 9-10, 2024
Location: GS2 Awards, 1634 63rd St., Boulder CO
Registration: Click Here To Register

In this immersive seminar, you will discover the benefits of combining sandcarving with your laser engraver. Our expert instructors will guide you through each step, from imaging your design to revealing the final piece.

Why Attend?

Laser Engraving:

  • Learn how to use Blazer Orange Blastable Laser Film for sharp, clean results
  • Master techniques for working with both flat and curved substrates
  • Understand the Do’s and Don’ts of Stone Lasering to ensure a flawless finishe


  • Get hands-on experience with photoresist films to create detailed designs
  • Explore halftone imaging techniques for dynamic visual effects
  • Dive deep into deep-carve techniques to add dimension and texture to your work

Combine Laser Engraving and Sandcarving for Superior Results

This seminar goes beyond individual techniques, teaching you how to seamlessly integrate sandblasting (also known as sandcarving) with laser engraving, a process we call blazering. By merging these technologies, you can transition from the laser's shallow etch to the smooth-sanded, deep-carve capabilities of a sandcarver. This combination allows you to work with substrates traditionally challenging for lasers, such as polished metals and hard ceramic glazes.

Our instructors will demonstrate how blazering can enhance your offerings and open new possibilities for your business. Whether you're upselling to glass customers or experimenting with new materials, this seminar will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to make your creative dreams a reality.

Meet the Experts

Braden Todd – A visionary in the awards and engraving industry, Braden brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. His expertise in laser engraving is unmatched, and he will share invaluable insights and tips.

Peter Norman – As the Director of Sales for IKONCIS Imaging, Peter is at the forefront of sandcarving technology. His technical knowledge and practical demonstrations will give you a deep understanding of sandcarving.

Brandon Radovich – An emerging figure in sandcarving, Brandon's demonstrations will cover everything from basic techniques to advanced methods, ensuring you can tackle any project with confidence.

Don't Miss Out - Registration Limited

This hands-on sandcarving and laser engraving seminar is a must-attend for anyone looking to elevate their craft and expand their capabilities. By combining the precision of laser engraving with the artistry of sandcarving, you'll be able to offer unique, high-quality products that stand out in the market.

Register today and join us for two days of intensive learning, hands-on practice, and networking with industry experts and peers. Registration is limited to 25 attendees, so secure your spot now and take the first step towards mastering the art of blazering.

Register Here: Blazering: Extended Merging Technologies

About GS2 Awards

GS2 Awards is dedicated to providing top-notch awards and engraving services. With a focus on quality and innovation, GS2 Awards offers a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of its diverse clientele.

About IKONICS Imaging

IKONICS Imaging is a leader in sandcarving solutions, offering cutting-edge products and services to help artists and businesses achieve stunning results. With a commitment to excellence, IKONICS Imaging continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in sandcarving.

Join us and discover how the fusion of laser engraving and sandcarving can transform your business and elevate your craft to new heights! If you have any questions about how to register for this hands-on sandblasting workshop, please contact IKONICS Imaging today.