What is the best font size to use when sandcarving on glass?

If using a font that is highly contrasted (on glass) – meaning the font is thick on one side and thin on the other – then a 0.25- to 0.5-point stroke is necessary. The font size for this can start at just over 1/16″ around 8 points.

When working with small fonts like government warning labels on the backs of wine bottles, the smallest size should be around 8 points (just over 1/16″) using a 0.25-point stroke on the lettering if you are not using the bold version of any font. Bold versions of some fonts don’t need to be touched up.


Liz Haas

Liz Haas

Liz Haas has been a teacher, trainer and show coordinator for Rayzist Photomask for the past 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has actively taught workshops on the photoresist and the sandcarving process.

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