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    Engraving Tumbers without a Rotary

    Has anybody engraved tumblers, like Yeti's without the use of a rotary attachment? Maybe something makeshift where you engrave 1/2 the image then turn the cup and engrave the other 1/2 of the image??? Any ideas?

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    You lose focal length---unless you have a very small image, then it's possible.
    Also you would have to be VERY precise if you turn the tumbler for the "wrapped" effect.

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    What type of machine do you have? We have good results on our fiber as that it has a greater focal length than our Epilog CO2; I wouldn't bother with our CO2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Sabot View Post
    Has anybody engraved tumblers, like Yeti's without the use of a rotary attachment? Maybe something makeshift where you engrave 1/2 the image then turn the cup and engrave the other 1/2 of the image??? Any ideas?

    3 axis laser like Keyence, mdx, mdf or mdv series, 42mm in focus all the time.

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    It all depends on what you are engraving. I've done some water bottles with vertical lettering/logo. About 35mm width and length of the bottle. But depending on the diameter, 30-40mm is about max.
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