Surface Etching

We Offer Clean, Deeply Etched Logos And Text

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Cutting-Edge Technology

We have the Capability of using several types of mixed media and substrates for crystal awards and trophies, including but not limited to:

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Clear or Colored Crystal

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Marble or Granite

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Wood

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Metal

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Blown or Fused Glass

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  • Crystal Sensations offers exceptional surface sand etching. Our sand etch is a great compliment to our 3D subsurface laser engraving

Engraved crystal and glass has existed for centuries.

To engrave crystal, film is created from vector artwork and is used to make the stencil that is applied to the surface. The crystal areas that are not to be engraved are then masked off. After the sand etching is complete, the masking is removed, and the glass is cleaned, inspected and packed.

Quality engraving requires expertise and patience. Experienced etchers often remark that our etching work is detailed, clean and has great depth, which is ideal for color fill. Admiration of our craftsmanship by our peers is always welcome validation.

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Glass and crystal with surface engravings have been around for ages. While it may look like magic, there’s a very labor intensive process in doing quality deep etching on the surface of crystal and glass.

A sheet of film is produced from vector artwork and used to generate a stencil that is carefully applied to the crystal surface to be engraved. Then, the crystal regions that won’t be engraved are masked off to prevent unwanted marking of the glass. The work is then put into a blasting booth and the surface is hit with a spray of sandblasting power at high pressure. The grit in the sand cuts away the glass leaving it marked with your logo or text. When the sand etching is finished, the stencil and masking are taken off, the glass is cleaned, examined, and finally packed.

Expertise and precision are needed for high-quality, detailed engraving. Expert etchers frequently remark on how well-done, clean, and detailed Crystal Sensations’ etching work is. The depth of our engraving makes it perfect for color fill, whereby color paints are used to fill the etched areas. The recognition by our colleagues for our craftsmanship is always appreciated and a source of pride.

What sets them apart is that laser engraving is a process whereby energy from an intense light source marks the surface, while deep etching is a physical process whereby tiny particles of sand cut into the glass material. While both procedures remove material to leave a mark, deep etching cuts much deeper into the material, enabling paint to be added if desired. Laser engraved glass is much lighter and can hardly be felt if you rub a finger over the etched surface. Laser etched glass cannot be color filled. Additionally, the lines around logos and text is much cleaner and crisper when done with our sand blasting grit, compared to laser engraving.

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Peacock Award

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Unique Machine

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Beveled Rectangle

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Sphere

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Unique Machine

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Watch Gears