Training Center

Sandcarving has become a very effective method for etching and personalizing a wide variety of surfaces including: crystal, glass, marble, ceramic, wood, stainless steel, granite and many others. It is accomplished by using a sandblaster and a photoresist stencil, or film. After the photoresist film has been processed and adhered onto the surface to be etched, a stream of “sand” (actually aluminum oxide or silicon carbide) etches and removes the substrate within the “open” areas of the film. The rest of the film protects the surface from abrasion. Once the sandcarving has been completed, the film is removed, leaving a beautifully etched image on the surface. Achieve fine lines, sharp detail and a clean finish with sandcarving – discover how quick, clean and easy sandcarving can be!

Sandcarving Schools

Nothing can replace hands-on training. The College of Photoresist Sandcarving is an in-depth, comprehensive training seminar designed to sharpen your sandblasting skill-set. Offered several times throughout the year and across the U.S., The College of Photoresist Sandcarving is a "must attend" for every sandcarving professional.

Online Training

Can't make it to a sandcarving seminar? Online sandblasting training from IKONICS Imaging® will bring the seminar to you. Webinars, video tutorials, and a host of literature will transform you from a beginner to a professional.

Marketing Tools

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or entering into a brand new sandcarving business, jump start your endeavor with our marketing resources. From identifying markets to marketing materials, these tools will outline a complete campaign for your business and put you on the road to success.


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