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  1. Thread: Fusion Pro

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    Sarah, I have owned Epilog's and Trotec since...

    Sarah,
    I have owned Epilog's and Trotec since 2004. One very important thing I would check before you make the purchase is how much parts cost for wearable items. Lens, Motors, laser tubes, belts...
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    Thank you Gary, got it ordered.

    Thank you Gary, got it ordered.
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    Thank for the replies. Defiantly would want to go...

    Thank for the replies. Defiantly would want to go with the higher quality II-VI lens. I think I found a replacement for the 2" lens on ebay (Chinese) - II-VI CO2 ZnSe Focus Lens Dia. - 19.05mm...
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    Trotec Lens Replacement

    Hello,
    Is there a goto place (Other than Trotec) to purchase a quality replacement lens for a Trotec Speedy 300 (100 watt)? From what I can tell it's a standard 2" lens. I see some on ebay but not...
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    Thanks for the input Kev. That's good to know....

    Thanks for the input Kev. That's good to know. I've used Thermark for years without issue but am looking to try Cermark.
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    Cermark / Thermark Outdoor durability

    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone had any insights on whether Cermark can be placed outdoors specifically when on stainless steel. Will fade over time?

    Thanks in advance for any input
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    Thank you gentlemen, I will give those a try

    Thank you gentlemen, I will give those a try
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    California Banned Denatured Alcohol

    Got back from Home Depot today to find out that California has banned the sale of denatured alcohol. The weird thing is that when I do a Google search there's not to much to info explaining why. We...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I totally get...

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I totally get it. Fibers are just not a good fit for some applications. A few years back I wanted to replace doing Thermark on larger stainless pieces (12x12" and up)...
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    15 years of CO2 Lasers

    Hello all,
    After 15 years of only using CO2 lasers I'm finding that we are going to be needing a Galvo Fiber Laser soon. I've done a bit a research but was hoping you guys could give me some...
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    Ahhh The Search Continues.....

    I think I might have posted this a while back but we are having issues locating black granite (Small grain) in sizes larger than 12X12" (24x24 preferred). I'm looking for something in the 24X24"...
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    I looked into the Galvo systems as well but at...

    I looked into the Galvo systems as well but at the time you could only engrave smaller areas (I believe 12X12" max). Epilog has a newer galvo system (G2) that looks promising with a 24X24 area....
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    Thanks Bill for your reply. I did look into a...

    Thanks Bill for your reply. I did look into a fiber laser about 2 years ago but found that with the sizes we carry (12X12" and larger) the engraving time would not make in not cost effective. For a...
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    Bronze and Brass Coating

    Hello,
    We have recently discovered that when Thermark is applied to Brass and left outside, the bond between the brass and Thermark breaks down as the surface tarnishes. See post below for images...
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    Thanks for the feedback Bert and Kev. I believe...

    Thanks for the feedback Bert and Kev. I believe your right. Although it's bonded initially to the metal, Thermark is not a sealed product which means corrosion can get through to the metal it's...
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    Ever Seen This?

    Hello fellow engravers. I've been using Thermark for about 10 years now. I did a sample piece of solid brass (C260 Cartridge Brass) about 5 years ago and then put it outside in the weather to see how...
  17. Thread: Expanding

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    That makes sense on the coating. Sounds like if...

    That makes sense on the coating. Sounds like if you get a company that put out a good coating it could work. Sublimation is very enticing as it's inexpensive to get into but I don't want to redo 1...
  18. Thread: Expanding

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    Hello Scott, Thank for the input. That's a good...

    Hello Scott,
    Thank for the input. That's a good point on not necessarily being UV resistant. We would like it to have some UV resistance/longevity but would NOT sell the product as outdoor...
  19. Thread: Expanding

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    Thanks Mike. I've just begun looking, what are...

    Thanks Mike. I've just begun looking, what are some of the top brands to research?
  20. Thread: Expanding

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    Thank you, looks like the DTS is the way to go....

    Thank you, looks like the DTS is the way to go. Excluding the printer cost what is the typical cost per square inch to print with a direct to substrate printer? Ross you had mentioned the speeds a a...
  21. Thread: Expanding

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    Thanks Ross! This very valuable feedback....

    Thanks Ross! This very valuable feedback. Question if we stick to sublimatable items such as the JDS Maple photo panels and their sublimatable metal panels would this be a good solution for...
  22. Thread: Expanding

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    Expanding

    Hello all. After nearly 15 years of using only laser engravers we are considering going with a color option to offer our customers. The problem is that I don't know much about the color printing...
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    The only other place I found with the Mongolian...

    The only other place I found with the Mongolian black granite is Johnson Plastic (Laserbits). Their sizes however only go up to 12x12". There must be another suppliers of a small grain back...
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    Granite Supplier

    Hello,
    We use Laser Sketch for their black granite however they have been having some supply issues. They have been out of stock on some of the larger sizes such as 18x24". I was wondering if anyone...
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    Wood Photo Album Suppliers

    Hello all,
    I have been getting the wood photo album from LaserBits (Johnson plastics now) for several years however they have been back ordered for a few months now. It the combo wood...
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