Profitable, Personalized Wood Products
Having my main focus usually on glass products, I need to remind myself that there are other substrates that also…Read More
Types of Compressors for Sandcarving
Most people think that a compressor is a compressor, but that’s far from true. There are at least five different…Read More
Holiday Staples: Common Ornament Types and Edge Finishes
One of the main staples of the holiday season is ornaments. They can be used for any special occasion or…Read More
Abrasive Types for Etching
Some of the choices you are faced with if you etch and carve glass include glass beads, beach sand (brown),…Read More
High-Volume Sandcarving Considerations
In the awards industry, many of us are used to working with equipment that is suitable for small-scale production. We…Read More
How can a decorator make the most of their time in the sandcarving process?
It is always a good idea to gang up certain processes. By this, I mean do all of one step…Read More
How important is a well-ventilated space when applying color to sandcarved items?
Color application is an often-requested add-on treatment for sandcarved items and requires, besides the obvious paints, an area that is…Read More
How can airbrushing paint be applied to a sandcarving project?
One method of applying paint to a sandcarving project is by airbrushing. The hand motions of airbrushing are similar to…Read More
Which light wattage is best for exposing photoresist film for sandcarving?
An important factor in choosing the right light to expose photoresist film is the wattage of the bulb. In the…Read More
Start Off with the Right Image for Sandcarving
For photoresist production, you can choose bitmap images, even though vector images are better quality. You can’t cheat by using…Read More
What sort of projects can be done with sandcarving photographs?
Most photographic images were used to capture people in an event in their lives. The events span our whole life: There…Read More
What do sandcarving system operators need to consider about compressor maintenance?
In regard to compressor maintenance, one of the things to check for safety is the shroud, or cage, that covers…Read More
Does photoresist thickness affect sandcarving detail?
There are several types of photoresist on the market, and you have to choose which one works best for you.…Read More
Why should I consider the noise level when shopping for a compressor?
Not all compressors are created equal when it comes to the noise level they produce. If you are shopping for…Read More
Why should decorators learn how to sandcarve photos?
Photo etching can open up a new high-end market for you in many different types of custom gift products. These…Read More
What is “abrasive blasting”?
Abrasive blasting is the method of choice for etching glass in most situations. The equipment is not expensive, and the…Read More