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How do I know what solvent to use to etch plastic travel mugs? Answered

I am in charge of a not for profit and don't want to pay the $50 set-up fee for getting our logo onto 30-40 travel mugs. I'm kind of crafty and wouldn't mind doing it myself if I could find out how.

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-04-13

There wouldn't happen to be any markings on the mugs that might say what kind of plastic they are, would there?

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There are no markings. I decided to use a wood engraving tool. It takes skill, but it seems to be working. Thanks for the quick response though.

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poster definitely wants to be careful using any petrolium products that would 'etch' the plastic and leave a permanent residue of goobery softened plastic forever.

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lemonie (author)2009-04-13

Tell us more about the mugs, are they clear, opaque, what colour and like GuardianFox suggests look underneath for a triangular symbol with letters and a number?

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