Glass

Unlocking the Art of Engraving Glass

Are you curious about the enchanting world of glass engraving and etching? SA Laser is your guide to exploring the potential of CO2 lasers in crafting stunning designs on various glass objects. From wine glasses to personalized glass gifts, we'll unveil the possibilities and share valuable tips and tricks to ensure your glass projects shine.

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Elevate your glass projects with the precision and artistry of CO2 laser engraving. Contact SA Laser today to request a quote or discuss your creative ideas. We’ll help you turn your glassware into works of art.

Mastering Glass Etching: Tips and Tricks

Glass etching with a laser is an art form. To achieve the best results, consider these tips and tricks:

  1. Test Different Glass Types: Due to varying glass compositions, it’s essential to experiment with various speeds and power settings to find the perfect match.
  2. Moist Paper Towel Method: Applying a moist paper towel over the glass engraving area helps prevent chipping and ensures a smooth, frosted appearance.
  3. Dish Soap Technique: Alternatively, you can apply a thin layer of dish soap to the target area and laser etch with the glass surface still wet.
  4. Reverse Mirror Etching: When etching mirrors, laser etch the reverse side of the mirror using the inverse of the file image to achieve the correct appearance in the mirror reflection.
  5. Rotary Attachment for Curved Glass: For glassware with consistent curves like bottles or glasses, use a roller or chuck rotary attachment for precise etching.
  6. Photo Engraving with Lightburn: For photo engraving on glass, consider using Lightburn, a laser software ideal for processing photos on any material, especially glass.

Applications of Laserable Acrylic

Acrylic's flexibility makes it suitable for various applications, including LED or clear signs, laser cut letters, architectural models, advertising displays, photo etching, signage, awards, trophies, and home decor.

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With step-by-step instructions and free graphics files, get new project ideas every month!
Scott Brumfield
Scott Brumfield
2023-12-15
San Antonio Lasers is one of the best companies I have ever worked with. The entire staff was great to work with and learning from Anthony was amazing. He not only taught me a lot about my machine he gave me great advice on keeping my mind open to all the things I can do with my new laser. I will be a lifetime customer.
Tj Koontz
Tj Koontz
2023-12-08
High quality machines. Would recommend to anyone getting into the engraving industry. The training is the best in the business.
Alexander Carro
Alexander Carro
2023-11-20
Purchased a 50w edge laser from these guys. And let me tell you the product is amazing. Plus did a week training with the team and these people are the best in the business. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable and lots of fun. They are super attentive to all questions, they take the time to explain things as many times as you need. Very humble and friendly. They make us feel as we’re part of the family. 10/10 recommend if you’re looking to get into the engraving business or need some engraving jobs done. This is the team you need. San Antonio lasers is the best!
Jake Archambault
Jake Archambault
2023-10-28
I spent months dreaming of doing all the things I saw on YouTube with my lasers. I finally realized after many hours of YouTube college that I needed to find a mentor that had real life experience. Well, something even better happened when I found San Antonio Laser. I found a family of Laser and media fanatics. I came to fiber laser class with millions of questions about different techniques and processes and by the time I finished out the week all my questions were answered without asking a single question. The support that is offered going forward is also a huge benefit. I definitely want to give a huge Thank You to Anthony and Jordan for helping me grind out the processes during the hands on portions of the lessons. What these two highly-skilled technicians have shown me in 4 days has definitely set the stepping stones in place for not only success in my business but it has also given me the freedom to move forward with out fear of failure. Thank you to everyone at San Antonio Laser for making my YouTube college fantasies a reality.
Jana Bailey
Jana Bailey
2023-10-19
What an awesome business! We trained with Jordan, he did a great job with everything! We would highly recommend San Antonio Lasers to anyone! Their training is second to none. Thank you for the hands on training!
Rose J
Rose J
2023-09-28
Aaron was very thorough in explaining the process and provided outstanding customer service. I was very pleased with my experience and will definitely use SA Laser Engraving for any future laser engraving needs.
Anissa Cervera
Anissa Cervera
2023-08-22
Seth was a pleasure to work with! Made sure the placement was correct and lined up perfectly. Would highly recommend!
Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris
2023-08-18
Wow, Talk about amazing customer service! I called to ask about engraving options for a couple belt buckle gifts. Seth answered my call and said swing by. Little did I know that they would engrave them on the spot! Incredible! Seth was so patient and his attention to detail was impeccable. You would not believe some of the engravings that they do. If you have unique ideas and want to add a custom touch to any item, San Antonio Laser Engraving is the best at making your engraving imagination a reality! sincere thanks to Seth for all his time and professional craftsmanship! - Matt
CJ
CJ
2023-08-06
This is the only place I’ll go to for any of my engraving needs. So far they’ve engraved 4 of my SBR’d lowers with 3 more waiting for approval
Wayne Hammer Customs
Wayne Hammer Customs
2023-08-02
great class, the instructors make things very easy to learn and keep up with. I arrived with zero know how and left feeling confident with the functions and skills needed to get started. would recommend to anyone looking to get started laser engraving.

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