Laser etching and laser engraving are like twins. Not only their acronyms are same, but also they look like each other. Isn’t it interesting to enjoy the ocean of perfume knowledge? So today let’s show you how to recognize them.
Etching and engraving are both methods of cutting lines into a hard surface, such as metal. An engraver uses sharp tools to cut lines directly into a surface, while an etcher burns lines into a surface with acid.
The key difference between these techniques is the depth of the mark. In the laser etching process, this mark will reach a depth of about 0.0001 inches. In the laser engraving process, the mark depth is typically up to 0.005 inches. Even engraving depth can vary between 0.02” in metals to 0.125” in harder materials. You can engrave almost any type of material but are most commonly used for metal, plastics, wood, leather and acrylic.
Etching, like engraving, aims to produce crevices and lines below the surface of the material. Laser etching, which is a subset of laser engraving, occurs when the heat from the beam causes the surface of the material to melt. Etching is a more viable option for thin materials and small projects such as jewelry.
Laser Etching（ Depth）
Laser Engraving（ Depth）
0.0001 - 0.005 in.
Deep Laser Engraving（ Depth）
> 0.005 in.
If you only need a few labels, sometimes engraving is the more cost-effective option. The cap& plate etc. all can be engraved. Are you preparing for the laser engraving or do you have your laser engraving ideas? If you haven’t done any engraved things yet, then let us help you to realize your 1st engraved cap, plate or something related with your perfume.
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