Engraving acrylic painted enclosures
Hi guys! I'm new here and I'm anticipating my own A3 sized Emblaser, which I will use for my business. What do I do? I make guitar pedals and it's something I've done for almost four years now. It took time and a lot of work to get where I am now but I make a living from it and one of the main processes in making my products is laser engraving.
I haven't been able to afford a Co2 laser but I found this and it looks like it'll work perfectly for what I do.
I've been using an Epilog Mini Helix 24 for more than a year and half now but it's through a local FabLab which I have great access to but it's far away and prohibits me from being able to produce at a steady rate. I'm also not able to handle quick tasks if I get any.
Anyways, I'm getting to the point of the thread. My method of applying artwork is to sandblast the metal enclosures, spray two layers of any colour and then two to three layers of another colour on top. I use the laser to engrave through the top colour, exposing the layer underneath as the artwork. It's taken me some time to perfect it and it works great now as the paint is rock solid and the artwork super sharp. I'll attach photos below.
I was wondering if anyone has experimented with anything similar to what I'm doing, using the Emblaser?