Combine Laser Engraving & Sandcarving

August 27, 2019
Combine Laser Engraving & Sandcarving

Laser engraving uses a laser beam to etch a design onto the surface of a wide variety of materials including wood, acrylic, glass, leather and much more. This process is fast and effective. However, when it comes to engraving glass, the only way to achieve clarity and depth is through sandcarving.


Blazer Orange Laser Mask for Laser Engraving

IKONICS Imaging has developed a laser mask called Blazer Orange that allows you to combine the convenience of your laser machine with the quality of sandcarving. Combining both these technologies will give you the highest return on investment. Whether you want cleaner edges, more depth for color-filling, or you are looking to incorporate advanced techniques such as stage carving, Blazer Orange can help you achieve the quality and look you desire.


Steps For Using Blazer Orange Laser Mask

Blazer Orange allows you to make a stencil using your laser engraver, then take that piece to your sandcarving machine to finish it. Here are the steps on how to use it:

  1. Choose/Create Artwork: Design your artwork using design software. Make sure your art is set to 100% black.
  2. Apply Blazer Orange: Apply the laser mask to your glass substrate.
  3. Laser Engrave Stencil: Place your glass piece in your laser engraver, set your film thickness, and send the art to the laser to create your stencil.
  4. Sandcarve: After the laser engraver creates the stencil for you, finish the piece in your CrystalBlast blast cabinet for clean, smooth lines. We generally recommend blasting at 30-40 PSI.

Trotec Laser & IKONICS Imaging

The partnership with Trotec Laser and IKONICS Imaging goes back many years. At IKONICS, we use the Trotec Speedy 300 80 watt laser for all our laser testing and laser mask development. The quality of the Trotec laser machines matches the quality of our CrystalBlast sandcarving machines for a perfect partnership.

Trotec recently created a Customer Spotlight video on IKONICS Imaging to highlight our partnership. Check it out below!


Sublimate, Sandcarve & Laser Seminar in San Diego

We also partner with Trotec Laser and JDS Industries for our Sublimate, Sandcarve & Laser Seminars that we co-host a couple times a year throughout the United States. The next seminar is November 14-15, 2019 in San Diego, California. If you are interested in learning more about how you can combine your laser engraver with sandcarving, this is the seminar for you!

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Contact IKONICS Imaging

If you have any additional questions about combining laser engraving with sandcarving, please contact our support team today.

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