New Method for White Tile Engraving: Norton White Tile Principal Component Method

Been following you…

Thanks for the post and procedure you are using :+1:


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Got a microscope lens for the phone. Closeup of the dither dots. Individual versus a more solid black area.

Thats cool! I like how it looks like a little explosion at each dot to mark the ceramic.

Nice photo… I have a microscope that I look at damage from the laser quite often… it’s the best way to ‘see’ what it’s really doing.

It’s nice to see the continuous black…

I have problems with this kind of consistency.

Thanks for the photo…


I have a 5w FoxAlien laser, can anyone give me settings to use this method with? I’ve tried the Norton White but it does not give the color or effect I want.

I would try for something like 1200mm/min 80% power just as a baseline with what I was running when I was running a 5W diode. More important than the power/speed is having the focus set as spot on as possible. With a 5w it’s possible to get good results with a marginally focused laser if you overpower it (eg 80+%). However, this will affect your image quality in the end if you’re trying to do fine/ detailed raster engraving.

Hey so I have been pretty out of the laser game for a few months with life happening and what not but over the holiday I got myself a rotary and started working on glass, in case anyone was wondering using this method works great on contured glass products.

I’m still a bit new to this whole glass / rotary thing but Ive been learning the ropes. I have found that 3 hoppers of my airbrush provide a good coating across the entire work area and that 1500mm/min provides more consistent results than 2000mm/min. Recently I have been using an Atomstack S10 and running at 50% power. The first image is a raster, second is a vector both ran at 254 dpi. and 2000mm/min for items pictured.

Now that I have started to get more consistent results I am going to be trying to push down the number of coatings.


Nice job. They look great!

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