Castle on tile

Made this playing around with the Glowforge. Ceramic tile 12x12 off white. I engraved at full power then colored the whole tile with black alcohol ink markers. After a good wash, this was the result.

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Welcome to the forum.
This is a very nice engrave. I look forward to seeing your other projects.

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Looks great

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Thank you! I appreciate that!

Thanks! I look forward to learning more about the Glowforge!

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I really love this. So I guess I’m going to have to try tile after the holidays. Thanks for showing us.

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Have you tried the Norton white tile method yet? This picture might be a good candidate for that.
BTW how long did a 12 x 12 tile take anyway?

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It took just over 1 hour. I don’t know what the Norton method is

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White porcelain tile sprayed with flat white paint from your local hardware store. After lasering it is scrubbed off with paint thinner and voila. The image is scratch free.
Coaster Rosco

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Is that the tile, or the image you engraved?
I would like to understand what the paint is for… :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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Very nice piece of art!

I don’t know how it works but that is what the image looks like after the process. That was a glossy white tile from Home Depot that I spray painted 2 coats of flat white on. Then laser and clean. You can’t scratch the dark areas even with a metal scraper.
Here is another one I did
Coaster old sailor
I rest my porcelain coffee cup on that every day.

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Thanks! those results are killer!

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Yeah I like that pic the best.

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Fantastic—-looks like a Romanian Castle.

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I will absolutely try that technique! It looks amazing!!

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Do you have a picture of the tile it’s engraved on? I’m gonna have to explore this technique.

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Interesting technique! Are you converting to dots or varying power?

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Are you guys asking me or @beerfaced?

Sorry no. I just used up the last blank tile I had a few days ago. I bought them at Home Depot however. They come in units of 9 I think. They are the perfect size for coasters.

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