June Newsletter

June 2018

June Newsletter We’ve turned another corner and summer is near! Come say HI to our IKONICS Imaging team at the NBM Cleveland show this week. We have exciting news, we’re introducing our new Smart Jig, an essential sandcarving tool. Grow your shop and sandcarving techniques with the CrystalBlast Summit and UltraPeel. Discover what our Lake Superior Glass and LSG-HollowWare glass lines have to […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Sandcarve, Sublimate & Laser Engrave Products

Step-by-Step Guide on Personlization with Sublimation, Laser Engraving & Sandcarving by Brenna Walsh, Communications Specialist at JDS Industries There are many unique substrates currently available for personalization, and quite a few methods to do so. With the large variety of blank substrates available for customization comes just as many customers looking for different items perfect […]

CrystalBlast Troubleshooting! Will Not Blast: No Compressed Air or Abrasive

When your CrystalBlast Elite is not blasting, meaning no compressed air or abrasive are coming out, go through these helpful troubleshooting tips from the CrystalBlast Elite’s operator’s manual: 1. Check regulator: Is it turned off? 2. Compress air is turned off or disconnected from blast cabinet: Make certain that the compressed air is connected to […]

Inspecting & Replacing CrystalBlast Nozzles

Inspect the CrystalBlast Nozzle It is important to replace the sandcarving nozzle after it has worn 1/32”. Not only will the worn nozzle use more compressed air, but the abrasive will impact the part more aggressively. As the volume of air and abrasive increases, it will create additional wear on the blast hose too. The […]

Choosing the Right Sandcarving Machine

Choosing the Right Sandcarving Machine

Choosing the Right Sandcarving Machine to Meet YOUR Needs The right machine can determine success or failure for your sandcarving operation. Whether you’re just starting out in sandcarving, adding a sandcarving process to an existing business or expanding to high-volume, around-the-clock production, the right machine is crucial for success. So, how do you choose the right […]

A&E May Article on Sandcarving Halftones

Create Artwork in Photoshop for Sandcarving Photos When it comes to sandcarving, successfully etched products stem from great artwork. Once the basics and best practices are mastered, the possibilities are endless. Following is a how-to guide in creating artwork for sandcarving photographs. Adobe Photoshop is the artwork program of choice along with RapidMask photoresist film […]

Color Filling Guide

Check out our basic guide to color filling. We walk you through how to get the most out of this process and how to expand your business to include this decorative finish on your sandcarved pieces. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Charge more depending on how many colors used. Quick tip – $75.00 per […]

Magic of Sandcarving

Looking for a way to grow your business? Sandcarving is a logical extension of your current business. Sandcarving offers opportunity into numerous markets including fits, collectables, memorial, promotional products; and signage. From extremely fine detail to personalized characterization to multi-level deep carving, the possibilities with sand carving are virtually limitless. Read full article

Choosing The Right Sandcarver For Your Needs

Whether you are just starting out in sandcarving, adding a sandcarving process to an existing business or expanding to high-volume round-the-clock production, the right machine can determine success or failure for your sandcarving operation. So, how do you choose the right sandcarver for your needs? This basic introduction to sandcarving machinery will help you choose […]