View Full Version : Cermark on Sterling Silver?

Steve Kelsey
04-27-2011, 1:08 PM
Has anyone tried this before? Any gotchas I should look out for?

Rodne Gold
04-27-2011, 2:49 PM
Silver tarnishes and most folk use either jewellery cleaner containing phosphoric acid , which strips the Cermark mark or they use an abraisive polish like silvo or brasso and that too damages the mark - best not to do metals that require cleaning regularily (same applys to low carat gold or brass)

Gary Hair
04-27-2011, 6:24 PM
Rodney is right on the money. I had some sterling medallions to engrave a couple of months ago and couldn't get Cermark to stick no matter how slow I lasered it. I ended up creating photo resists and sandblasting them with 180 grit and paint filling, they turned out perfect and the customer was very happy.


Steve Kelsey
04-28-2011, 3:49 PM
Thanks for the input. I declined the job and referred them to someone who could sandblast/color fill.