Determining Font Adjustments for Sandcarving

Liz Haas has been a teacher, trainer and show coordinator for Rayzist Photomask for the past 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has actively taught workshops on the photoresist and the sandcarving process.

Keep in mind that not all fonts work for all substrates, such as stone, clay pavers, or concrete pavers. Designs on a stone or paver require depth in the etch, and some of these surfaces are porous. Choosing a bold font ensures success on these types of surfaces. If great depth is required for granite etching, then it is best to add a stroke to those fonts that are not thick and bold. 

—Liz Haas, Rayzist 

Keep reading about font modifications for sandcarving.