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Don Necaise
02-09-2012, 9:01 PM
I have had no luck getting thermark (pearl White) to stick to these wedding knife sets Any one have any ideas to help me out? thanks for the help

Mark Sipes
02-09-2012, 9:14 PM
Are you sure that the material you have is intended for Metal and not glass.....

LMC98 Bright White for Glass & Ceramic

Gary Hair
02-10-2012, 12:38 AM
I just used some pearl on a handgun, it turned out really nice. I brushed it on thicker than I apply black cermark, and lasered it as I normally do - 100% power 10% speed. I have a 30 watt, 80ips machine so you should adjust those numbers for yours.


Chris DeGerolamo
02-10-2012, 8:42 AM
Are you sure the metal is not coated with something that would prevent the Cermark from adhering?

Dan Hintz
02-10-2012, 9:00 AM
I'll ask the question no one else has... what settings are you using? (and add the power of your laser to your sig)

Mark Sipes
02-10-2012, 1:00 PM
Now I am really confused.... Does Ferro make colors for metal or not. I thought Cermark (black) was it for metal....... I don't see a color "pearl
white" listed as a metal marking compound.... please point me in the right direction.

Dan Hintz
02-10-2012, 1:09 PM
Black, pearl white, and bronze are metal colors...

Mark Sipes
02-10-2012, 1:25 PM
Dan can you send a link to the product colors..... this is the best/only selection chart I have found:

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Black on Metal

LMM14 (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/35/78/) - General purpose, aerosol & liquid ink
LMM6000 (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/36/78/) - General purpose, aerosol & paste ink
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Black on Glass

LMC6044P (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/42/80/) - Liquid ink (new, replaces LMC12 for glass/ceramic)
LMC260 (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/91/80/) - High speed non-adhesive tape

Black on Plastic

LMC12 (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/41/80/) - Liquid ink
LMP500 (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/92/80/) - Pad print ink

One Color on Glass/Ceramic (all liquid ink)

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LMC98 (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/84/83/) - Bright White
LMC6001P (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/78/83/) - Bronze (new, replaces LMC28)
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LMC6062P (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content/view/81/83/) - Green (new, replaces LMC62


Dan Hintz
02-10-2012, 2:16 PM
Hmmm, I may have to recant my last statement... I could have sworn the pearl white and bronze were metal, but a search turns up only results for glass :(

Roger McCurry
02-10-2012, 2:30 PM
Check out Laser Bits. They have the metal marking solution.

Gary Hair
02-10-2012, 2:50 PM
Hmmm, I may have to recant my last statement... I could have sworn the pearl white and bronze were metal, but a search turns up only results for glass :(

You were correct Dan, I have Pearl White and Copper for metal. They are samples I got from Ferro a while back. Both work really well, just like black.


Mike Null
02-10-2012, 5:02 PM
I'm not sure they are on the market. I have the samples too but it seems that Ferro was in a testing mode when they sent them out.