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Acrylic has two properties…

  1. It can be etched on using a laser
  2. If light is shone through the edge, it shines through the etched area

 

Acrylic with laser etching on it

Acrylic with laser etching on it

Edge lit acrylic with etching

Edge lit acrylic with etching

A customer in Pune wanted to gift his relative something unique. So we took a high resolution photo of the couple as shown below…

Original bitmap image which has to laser etched on acrylic

Original bitmap image which has to laser etched on acrylic

 

The same was converted to a monotone bitmap and laser engraved at a 25 watt power. The same laser was used to cut the and polish the edges. This allows light to shine through.

 

image being laser etched on acrylic

image being laser etched on acrylic

laser etching on image in progress

laser etching on image in progress

 

 

 

 

 

A logo was cut from a sheet of contrasting material… a base plate with rounded corners was also cut from clear acrylic, both were stuck on…

Logo laser cut from mirror acrylic

Logo laser cut from mirror acrylic

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and viola… one anniversary commemorative plate ready…

Acrylic image without light

Acrylic image without light

 

Edge lit acrylic with light shining through

Above image with light shining through

Machine and materials used…

  1. GCC Laserpro
  2. 8 mm clear acrylic