Laser proof tape

So i was asked to do a couple of the Stanley tumblers, the customer would like for the Stanley logo to stay on instead of engraving over it. Now I could take the time to figure out how to skip that part during the engraving. Instead I think some type of laserable tape would work better. I picked up some at home depot but it was to thin and the laser went right though it. So I need something that reflect the beam. So does anyone know of any type laser proof tape?

How big is the logo and where is it compared to your art?

Don’t know anyone that makes a tape that doesn’t absorb IR radiation…


I’m not in garage to measue the design, but here is a picture of it. Its at least 1.5 inch wide, and the design is I’m doing is a full wrap around cow skin print.

If you are doing an image, can you mask out that area.?

Vector graphics are not easy with a rotary and neither is a good wrap. The eye can pick up very minute mismatches…


The alternative is reflecting the energy, which you can do with a metallic surface. The HVAC aisle in your local hardware store will have rolls of stainless steel “duct tape” that you can cut with scissors.

Whether the adhesive will let you peel it off again is another question, as is whether it will peel the paint off the mug.

Reflecting a focused laser beam from a slightly irregular metallic surface will also test the light-seal integrity of the cabinet lid. The beam may not remain focused, but it doesn’t take that much energy to fry your corneas.

Better to (learn how to) mask that part of the image, reduce the operating time, and prevent further hassles.

I’ve did a piece of stainless steel on the co2. It came out ok, but it cost me a $30 lens.

I think deflecting the beam is a poor approach. You will also increase the likelihood of alignment issues.

Use the software to figure out how to make the part without this kind of manual intervention.

Maybe @johnjohn could suggest a Lightburn alternative to deflection.


Aluminum tape for duct work sealing should work fine.

This looks like it’s a wide-open opportnity to experiment.

I like the fact that this is being used on a rotary - the curvature should scatter the laser and prevent damage.

The only thought that i’d offer is that there might be a benefit to adding a corrugated or random tape layer between two smooth layers. It may offer some protection against high temperatures damaging the coating.

I just remember stainless steel slides in the park as a kid.

If your focus is this large, I think there are other issues… We’re talking a perpendicular beam with a 0.1mm dot… there probably won’t be any real curvature there. :rofl:

I’ve always thought along the lines of fix the problem, not put a band aid on it every time I get ‘injured’ by the ‘problem’.

The problem is the laser is firing when you don’t want it to… mask that area out…