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Laser engraving works well on glass objects, but the shape should be considered carefully. Cylindrical and tapering objects (without steep angles at the top and bottom) fit on a rotary attachment best.

Also, if an object is rounded vertically and horizontally, the engraving area may be small. Sandcarving is an excellent (and sometimes the only) alternative.

When sizing art, graphics/names should be entirely visible, surrounded by white space. Some items can be engraved in a stationary position, but the engraving width will be limited.

Mirrors should be engraved from the back because front engraving will be reflected for a double image.

-Wendy Bergan, JDS Industries

Wendy Bergan

Wendy Bergan is the marketing manager for JDS Industries. She has over 20 years of experience in the marketing and development world. She received an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and has proven experience in marketing, strategic planning and implementation, process improvement, along with extensive coordination experience with shows and events. Bergan works at the JDS World Headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD.

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