Intro: Glass Engraving | Laser Engraved Whisky Bottle
For this project, we used a Trotec Speedy 500 and a Speedy 300 flexx machine with a rotary attachment.
To complete this project, you will need:
- Whisky glass bottle or any bottle of your choice
- Glass cups
- Cardboard box
- Spray paint
- Engravers mask
Step 1: Spray Paint the Cardboard Box White
Spray paint the box in your choice of colours. We decided to cover the box in a white spray paint.
Step 2: Spray Paint the Box Again With Top Layer
After letting the white paint dry, we covered the white box with a black and white stone spray paint.
Step 3: Engrave Logo Directly Into the Paint on the Box.
We set up the file we wanted to have directly engraved on the box. Use any logo or text you would like to have engraved.
Step 4: Engrave a Second Layer Into the Engraving Mask
This step allowed us to paint only the logo underneath the mask.
Step 5: Spray Paint Directly Onto the Mask
Once dry, peel off the mask and the paint will only be revealed on the logo.
Step 6: Prep Glasses in Rotary Attachment
After setting up your file of what you like to have engraved, place the glass in the rotary attachment using our Speedy 300 flexx machine. To have a "frosted" effect on the glass, we covered the engraving area in wet newspaper.
Step 7: Place Glass Upside Down in Machine
In this stage, we put the glass upside down in order to engrave the logo at the bottom of the glass. For this to work, the file has to be flipped. This will engrave the logo backwards therefore the logo looks correct when you look at it from the top of the glass. To get this effect, we used wet newspaper once again.
Step 8: Prep Your Bottle
In this stage, we covered the bottle with an engraving mask in order to have a smooth and very detailed finish. This will prevent any glass shards while engraving on the bottle. In this step, the Speedy 500 machine was used to engrave directly onto the bottle through the mask.
You are able to create anything that you would like to have engraved. Pictures can also be engraved onto glass with the proper setup. Enjoy!