View Full Version : Marking steal with CO2

Joe Hillmann
11-30-2011, 11:26 AM
I was just saw a post on a blog about engraving and they showed how to use Dry Moly (some type of lubricant) as an alternative to cermark on stainless. And at less than $9 a can I figured someone here might want to experiment with it.

Here is the blog. It is the second or third post down. http://blogs.fabfolk.com/jelle/

Dan Hintz
11-30-2011, 11:41 AM
It has been discussed in older threads. It does an okay job...

Ernie Balch
11-30-2011, 11:44 AM
An 80W laser will directly mark on steel without any additives.

paul mott
11-30-2011, 12:00 PM
Dan knows them all but I think Moly is one of the ingredients that is in Cermark.


Mike Null
11-30-2011, 4:25 PM
My 45 watt will also mark directly on ss but I use Cermark because it's faster.

Greg Bednar
12-01-2011, 12:58 PM
It will do in a pinch - I've tried it. But Cermark™ is by far the best.