Follow these easy instructions for personalizing a glass set with a laser engraving system.
- Rotary engraving attachment
- Moist single-layer paper towel
Step One: Design
Download a premade template or create your own individual designs and adapt them to the shape of your glasses and carafes.
Step Two: Preparation
Cover the area to be laser engraved with a moist single-layer paper towel. This prevents the glass from splintering during engraving. (Image 1) Then switch the Air Assist OFF to avoid premature drying of the paper during engraving. Make sure that no air bubbles or overlaps are formed when you place the paper towel on the workpiece. This would affect the engraving results.
Step Three: Rotary engraving attachment
For installing and removing the rotary engraving attachment, the laser must be switched off. Insert the rotary attachment into your laser and connect it via the connecting cable on the inside of your machine. Now you can clamp the glass into the rotary attachment and focus on the surface. (Image 2)
Step Four: Software settings
Send the print job to the laser. In the Print dialog, set the positioning to Center-Right. Check the Rotary Attachment options and then enter the height of your graphics and the diameter of the workpiece on the right-hand side. (Image 3) Measure the diameter at the point where you want to engrave your workpiece.
Step Five: Engraving
Using an 80-watt machine, engrave your product using the following parameters:
Engraving: Power: 90%; Speed: 50%; Resolution: 500 dpi; Air Assist: OFF
Step Six: Post-processing
Take the engraved glass out of the rotary engraving attachment and remove the moist paper towel from the glass.
- Waterproof acrylic paint can be used to create a color background for bold and subtle engraving effects. Make sure the paint is non-toxic and rinse the glasses manually.