FAQ’s

On-Site Glass Etching Since 2006

Frequently Asked Questions

What is On-Site Sandblast Etching?

EtchTech uses our own proprietary system using 180 grit (very fine) silicon carbide media under air pressure and vacuum to provide a beautifully etched surface WITHOUT MAKING A MESS and WITHOUT REMOVING ANY INSTALLED GLASS.

 

Immediately as the blast media hits and etches the glass, powerful suction removes the media before it has a chance to become the cloud of dust normally associated with sandblast etching.

 

What Designs are Available?

Commercial clients usually want their logo etched on their entry door, conference room, and/or promotional glassware items.  They will supply a vector image (.ai .eps .svg etc) of their logo and our cutting plotter will create an adhesive backed masking stencil to apply to the glass.

 

Non commercial clients want a variety of images etched.  Sometimes they have a file with their family crest.  Sometimes it’s their house number etched above their front door.  Or we can use most black and white images and create a vector image of any size to create their stencil.  Go to GOOGLE|IMAGES and search for SILHOUETTE _________ and fill in the blank with Moose, Mountains, Sun Sets etc.  Most of what comes back will be usable.