I tried to etch my signature on a very nice fountain pen. After two attempts with different settings I had the same results. The laser only dropped a few dots and “scratches”. Has anyone tried to etch on a round pen?
in your case here it’s probably not the round part but the material part. doesn’t actually etch into metal. and i’m not sure what that coating is, but it may not be easily etched by a 40w CO2 laser.
i’ve etched into wood pen blanks and can do a single line fairly cleanly. others have done pencils successfully.
I engrave my wood and acrylic pens daily without any issues…
Can I assume that you very carefully measured the height of the pen surface that you are engraving? Is it within .5"?
They are all within 1/2 inch.
I am a woodturner/pen turner and recently ordered a basic glowforge. I am interested in engraving pens, keychains, handles of all sorts. I have been reviewing the posts. Would you share your technique for doing so or direct me? Thanks. in the mean time I will keep looking