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.
What is EtchTech’s Pricing?
EtchTech ALWAYS provides an all-inclusive price for your completed project. We will never add ‘setup fees’, ‘machine time fees’, ‘disposal fees’, “pseudo-fees”, etc. The only additional fee will be a ‘trip fee’ IF you are more than 35 miles from Lakewood, CO, and that fee will be in included in the all-inclusive price.
There will never be a charge for the numerous proofs you will be provided. Your feedback to the proofs will fine tune your image until it exactly matches your mental image of perfection. I generally provided them with assorted sizes and fonts to help you zero in on what is perfect for you. The proofs will include the all-inclusive price.
In-Shop vs. On-Site?
Obviously On-Site is the most expensive. I have to load, transport, unload, setup, etch, tear down, reload and clean up. Then unload everything when I get back to the shop. On-Site may be more cost-effective than removing installed glass and transporting it to and from Lakewood, CO. However IF your project is part of a new construction process, it will definitely be more cost effective to have it done In-Shop.
– Dave Detary, EtchTech Owner, Computer Geek, Installation Tech, Design Guy, Book Keeper, Janitor, etc. –