Hello! New to glowforge, I have made a few projects with draftboard and acrylic. I am slowly getting my feet wet. My grandfather (a WWII veteran) has some quite faded tags listing his ship name and number that he uses on his vehicle. I have researched a bit and think I understand the technical aspects of Cermark vs anodized aluminum, but I am stuck on understanding what the finished product will look like comparing these two. Also on amazon there are anodized black plate blanks and silver ones, however I cannot find anything that says what they would look like after lasering/ engraving.
Does anyone have any advice or photos to share that they have run? Also, is it possible to do different shades of engraving on this type of medium- i.e. to have the ‘shadow’ outline of a ship under text or would it have to be one layer only?
Many thanks to anyone who can help out!