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  1. Increase your ROI with custom stencils and sandcarving

    Increase your ROI with custom stencils and sandcarving

    February 17, 2021
    Increase your return on investment by combining the unique technologies of Ikonart's custom silkscreen stencils and the popular art of sandcarving. Here's a fun project that we did to honor and celebrate Valentine's Day. Marketing Manager, Mikaela Hernesman, has been...
  2. Hairspray As A Tool?

    Hairspray As A Tool?

    January 4, 2021
    Did you know that hairspray can be a really great tool for sandcarving?! Hairspray?!....I mean who knew! Hairspray can be applied to the surface of what ever type of substrate you intend to sandcarve, also known as pre-treating. In terms...
  3. Getting Started in Sandcarving

    Getting Started in Sandcarving

    January 28, 2020
    When getting started in the sandcarving business, everything can feel overwhelming. What sandcarver should you choose? What photoresist film should you use? What does photoresist film even mean? What type of grit should you use? What size grit? What other...
  4. Oil Based vs Water Based Paint for Color Filling

    Oil Based vs Water Based Paint for Color Filling

    January 21, 2020
    When it comes to color filling after sandcarving, the type of paint you choose will affect the finished look. Below we compare the advantages and disadvantages of oil based paint versus water based paint. Check out our Color Fill Guide...
  5. Color Filling Guide

    Color Filling Guide

    January 14, 2020
    Color filling awards and personalization items adds interest and value to the finished piece. Sublimation and screen printing are other common options for coloring glass, but paint filling etched or sandcarved glass has a higher perceived value due to the...
  6. Meet Our New Digital Marketer

    Meet Our New Digital Marketer

    January 7, 2020
    Meet Fawn Giese, our new Digital Marketing Coordinator and Web Administrator. Fawn started at IKONICS in 2018 as the Graphic Designer for all IKONICS divisions. She then moved into a role as the Creative Marketing and Design Coordinator before becoming...
  7. Wine Bottle Industry

    Wine Bottle Industry

    December 23, 2019
    Turn an everyday bottle of wine into a keepsake item with custom engraving. Etched wine bottles bring a sense of elegance and are the perfect gift for any occasion, such as a promotion, birthday, anniversary, holiday, retirement, wedding, or any...
  8. Product Personalization with Sandcarving

    Product Personalization with Sandcarving

    December 17, 2019
    Before the rise of the personalization industry, product personalization meant searching a souvenir shop for a key ring with your name on it. If you were lucky, maybe they even had custom magnets. And if you were really lucky, your...
  9. Eliminate Chipping When Laser Engraving Glass

    Eliminate Chipping When Laser Engraving Glass

    December 10, 2019
    Laser engraving is a fast and efficient way to customize and personalize glass, but the finished result can sometimes look patchy and feel rough to the touch. Because of the high heat generated from the laser beam as it engraves...
  10. December 2019

    December 2019

    December 3, 2019
    'Tis the Season Winter has made its footprint here in the Northland! From the shimmering trees and falling snow to the taste of hot cocoa and lights all aglow, it's time to celebrate. Let's ROCK this holiday season together!! Keep...

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