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Detailed glass engraving with laser engraving machines

Laser machines can act as glass engraving machines or glass etching machines. Glass engraving offers incredible design options. Even the most sophisticated photographs and graphics are engraved directly on wine glasses, beer glasses, bottles or mirrors. Any design that can be printed can also be etched on glass using the laser.

How does a glass laser engraving machine work?

A laser etched glass is very easy to make. During laser engraving, the material is etched directly, and no stencil needs to be produced (as is required for sandblasting, for example). 

What effect can I produce on glass?

Laser engraving glass can be compared to 'matting' the material in some respects. Only the surface of the glass is scored, and with the fine laser beam, even the most detailed photo-engraving, text or logos can very easily be applied.

How does engraving bottles or crystals work?

For engraving glass with the laser, drinking, wine or beer glasses and bottles are clamped into a rotary attachment. This makes it possible to engrave the entire circumference. The JobControl software fully complements the rotary engraving of glass, and all you need to do is define the diameter of the glass and the height of the graphic.

Are laser machines suitable for laser cutting glass?

Unfortunately not. The reflective surface of glass means it is not possible to cut it with the laser.