I created another edge-lit piece. This time for the man who every year cuts my hair and gives me the cleanest, straightest mohawk I have ever had.
Originally the people were vector, but the GF software was working for nearly 30 minutes and wasn’t even finished analyzing the image. So, I converted the vector to raster and it figured it out quickly. As before, I removed the paper from the front before engraving. This time however, the laser left some ghosting around the letters. I used toothpaste to clean most of it off but some still remained. In the future I will lower the engraving power so the etching isn’t so deep. Edge-lit etching doesn’t have to be deep, just slightly etched to refract the light. Note: the raster wasn’t as crisp as the vector.
Michael was surprised and honored to receive this gift. I made it for him because for his 21 year Hair Cuttery anniversary the company gave hime a pin the size of a dime, lame.
Update: I was actually impressed at how far out (left and right) the light continued to glow.