I was looking at cheap specialized machines that I could possibly buy for use over the summer as GF is here yet and I stumbled across this:
You may already know about it but if not, it is a stamp maker where you load a cartridge in that then gets heated in specific areas where your design is(sound familiar?) and then you join it to a stamp block and ink the negative space that you heated up in your design. Quite impressive for about £130, I haven’t looked into it but I’d expect the cartridges, special ink and blocks add up fast. But I wonder if the special heat activated stamp material or similar would work in a laser. (not carving the material just heating the surface)
Hope someone finds it useful, not sure I will be getting one(if I was flush with money I would!).