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Etching ceramic tile
« on: November 30, 2020, 04:43:39 PM »
I've been have pretty good results etching white ceramic tile by painting with black or dark green high temperature paint. When it works, the ceramic surface is slightly fractured and the paint gets firmly embedded. Scratch resistant, dishwasher safe.

The downside is thin lines etched in parallel to the burn path are nice while those perpendicular are not so nice. Especially under a microscope. If the lines are 3 or more pixels wide there is no problem.

Getting the speed/power recipe correct is critical. Being off by 50mm/min can make a huge difference. Tried slowing the speed for single width pixels but it wasn't very helpful (works nice on wood). Wondering if a 45 degree burn would be better.

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Re: Etching ceramic tile
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 01:43:31 AM »
Thanks George