Faithfully Engraved Artwork
“Impact Glass Creations were wonderful to work with. From listening to our needs, sharing feedback and ideas right through to designing and creating our gorgeous custom-made awards, they were very accommodating and helpful.“
Rosemary – Jurlique
Sandblasting provides a far superior result over many other engraving processes available! Whether it be on the glass, crystal, some plastics, even metal, it produces very fine detail and sharp crisp lines. How? The engraving is achieved by a stencil being created with a special photosensitive film which is then bonded to the surface area that is being engraved as a resist. The actual engraving is done using a blast of very fine, very sharp, abrasive which erodes the exposed surface to create a contrast against the protected material or to erode more deeply to “carve’ the image or artwork.
This process allows for engraving on curved surfaces such as a glass or vase. It also allows for the image or text to be engraved at varying depths to create an embossed or 3D effect.
The most common colours used are Gold, Silver, Black and White. Although we can match almost any colour to suit your design or branding.
Surface Laser Engraving
Laser engraving is a process by which the focal point of an intense beam of light vaporises part of the material to recreate the image. When it comes to surface engraving, especially on many of the plastic-based materials, the speed and cleanliness of the job make repeated work very economical.
Surface laser engraving doesn’t look as sharp as sandblasting on glass or crystal and cannot be used to engrave shiny or some curved objects.