Awards & Engraving

2018 Laser Engraving Report

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LER 2018 n 15 The first work-around is to use a spe- cialty lens and create a fixture to hold the glass on the table while you engrave. (See images 5 and 6.) In our case, we used a pen jig and some modeling clay to prevent the glasses from rolling around on the table. We also used our 4-inch lens, which allows the laser to maintain focus over a longer vertical distance. Another option is to utilize glassware with flat edges, such as the shot glasses in image 7. While you won't be able to engrave around the entire glass in one pass, you could certainly engrave mul- tiple sides by simply rotating the glass between jobs. Whether you utilize the rotary attach- ment for custom one-off pieces or create a jig to etch an entire table of products, glass engraving is a popular and profitable application for those in the personaliza- tion industry. LER Image 7: Another option if you don't have a rotary attachment is to utilize glassware with flat edges.

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