View Full Version : Help! Can any of you engrave brass?

Rose Hamacher
10-16-2007, 12:33 PM
Hi all,

I have only a laser engraver and I also have a customer who wants a 4.5" x 2.5" brass plate engraved. Apparently no one around this area has the capability. Do any of you engrave brass, and if so, can you give me a quote on what you would charge to engrave this plate for me? I can give you a letter/word count, or any other info you might require.

Thanks for any help!

Rose Hamacher

Brian Conklin
10-16-2007, 12:40 PM
Is the brass supplied by the customer? If not why not use Alumamark? If you would like a quote please send a PM with all the details....

Craig Hogarth
10-16-2007, 1:13 PM
I recently bought a diamond drag pantograph off of ebay and it works good for small stuff. We also bought a ring engraver which is quite fun to play with.

It only set us back about $750 and if you'll be the only one in the area, it may be worth your while to invest in one.

Joe Pelonio
10-16-2007, 1:38 PM
Any local trophy shop should be able to do that for you.

drew winners
10-17-2007, 10:28 AM
I have a vision rotery engraver as well that can do brass.

Rose Hamacher
10-17-2007, 11:11 AM
. . .to all who offered assistance and/or advice. I have a helpful Creek member on the project and I am going to start seriously looking for an engraver. We had one other engraving/trophy shop in the immediate area and they have become unavailable for the most part. The next closest would have been a 1 hr. drive to get to, so farming it out to the Creek was a good option for me.

Rose Hamacher

drew winners
10-17-2007, 12:13 PM
Could always engrave something and send it in the mail.

James Stokes
10-17-2007, 3:39 PM
You can engrave brass with your laser. Here is a photo of a brass bussiness card I engraved for a customer yesterday. This was using LMM-14

drew winners
10-18-2007, 6:38 AM
Did you use anything special on the brass, or did you just engrave it as is?

James Stokes
10-18-2007, 7:07 AM
The only thing I did was spray with the LMM-14. I engraved at 63 speed 100 power 400 dpi. This is a 100 watt laser.