Alcohol Ink Before Lazer Cutting

Iv looked and looked, so Im sorry if this has been answered before. I know acrylic will work, and thats my second best option as of now. But will wood that has been pre-stained, before cutting, with alcohol ink be ok to be engraved and cut as well? I really LOVE the way the wood grain shows through.

Also if you have done it, was is your favorite type of alcohol ink, and favorite way?

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I’ve used “Caliart” branded markers and FolkArt “UltraDye”, never gave it a second thought.

If you want to be certain, you could look up the SDS for the particular product you have in mind.

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Yes, you can paint or stain before cutting.

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Not a problem. I pre-paint and clear coat birch all the day.

Alcohol ink markers are fantastic but I would recommend masking your material before engraving or cutting. The char from the laser will be extremely difficult to remove from the alcohol ink marker projects.

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I been wanting to share this with you for a long time ——you have an incredibly beautiful website!!!

I absolutely love your over the door signs!!!

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I often wondered if a pre-stained / pre-painted piece of wood when its zapped with the laser adds to the sticky residue in the smoke…

-J

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I think the sticky residue would be from the masking paper.

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Thank you so much everyone!! Im going to go ahead and give it a try! So excited! <3