ENGRAVING AND ETCHING BRASS

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ENGRAVING AND ETCHING BRASS

Postby spectrumsigns » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:26 am

Hi, we are new to the Laser side of the business, and have just purchased a 80 watt machine. i was wondering if it was possible to engrave on brass using the black etching paint. I understand you can with stainless and anodized ally. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Re: ENGRAVING AND ETCHING BRASS

Postby Spooky » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:56 pm

Not reliably, Brass is a terrible substrate to work with, it corrodes very quickly in air and thermark / cermark etc doesn't take very well due to the copper content. It will look great to start then rub off quite quickly.

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Dave
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Re: ENGRAVING AND ETCHING BRASS

Postby spectrumsigns » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:10 pm

ok great thanks for your help


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