Try This: Laser Engraving Coated Metal Flasks

Sponsored by Epilog Laser

Great for groomsmen gifts, college reunion keepsakes, distillery swag, and much more, matte-coated flasks engrave beautifully! Here, we’ll walk you through the steps of using the laser to ablate the dark coating and reveal shiny stainless steel beneath. Flasks are an ideal gift for a variety of occasions and events and will make a great addition to your product line!

Materials needed:

  • Flasks
  • Cleaning solution
  • Paper towels
  • Laser system

We used a Fusion Pro 24 80-watt machine for this project and the following raster engraving parameters:

  • Speed: 100%
  • Power: 40%
  • DPI: 500

Step 1: Prepare the artwork

Start by customizing your artwork as necessary. Because there is a slight curve to the flasks, it’s best to size your artwork so that it remains in the center of the piece and the laser doesn’t go out of focus on either side.

(Image courtesy Epilog Laser)

Step 2: Determine your parameters

Test different speed, power, and frequency settings for your flasks. Generally, you will not need an excessive amount of power to remove the coating. We used 100% speed, 40% power, and 500 DPI on an 80-watt Fusion Pro 24.

Step 3: Prepare your material

Place your flasks on the laser bed, focus the table, close the lid, and run the job.

Step 4: Clean

After the job is done, wipe any leftover residue from the surface of the flasks using a cleaning solution and then rinse them off with water. For this project, we used Blu from Enduramark.

Where can you sell laser engraved metal flasks?

  • Online outlets
  • Distilleries
  • Craft spirit stores

Amy Dallman

Epilog Laser

Amy Dallman is the marketing communications specialist for Epilog Laser. In this role, she creates a variety of content including blog posts, sample club instructions, eNewsletters, and more.

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