These are great. I ran out to Lowe’s and picked up a box of tile to use for this. I was going to try just a few but the guy there said they only sold them by the box. When I checked out I was told that if the box is open already you can buy them individually. So anyway, I now have 100 to play with.
My wife’s been out of town for the last week and a half and gets home tomorrow and she’s a huge fan of Calvin and Hobbes. I may have borrowed your welcome home tile idea to make one for her.
I also tried one with a logo using a score setting. The overburn or hot spots make it so the corners and spots where a line meets up with itself have little spots that collect a lot more ink than the lines so it doesn’t look great. The engraved version of the same logo looks really good. I definitely want to find an easier way to get the overmarked sharpie off a bit easier. My hands are pretty sore from holding and rubbing the tile with a paper towel so hard.
As a side note, and it is a bit gross perhaps, but saliva on the towel or the tile seems to help the sharpie come off the non-zapped areas quite a lot. I also tried fingernail polish remover because I couldn’t find any isopropyl alcohol. It sort of worked, but I’m not too happy with the result of that test.