So I took the cosmic plunge , and way to cool , way to easy for the glowflorge, a modest couple of hours splitting the work load.
With that said my first Laptop engraving turned into a Rotten Apple when the laser hit the very corner of the Apple Logo. DONT DO THAT , BE CAREFUL.
This was the end result after a double pass :
My Question is what can i do now to darken it a bit more. ?
Aluminum is not going to darken with the laser, the beam just removes the anodizing, but perhaps you could stain it somehow. I personally don’t have any experience trying it but I would experiment on some other anodized item before trying it with your laptop. Maybe try sharpie using alcohol to clean up around it (cool design BTW).
The other option (but too late here after the fact) is the Cermark and similar products for marking metal…
I could be wrong, but I don’t think Cermark works on aluminum
Yes, it works on aluminum, at least the LMM6000 stuff does; I don’t know if there are other Cermark formulas that do not work on aluminum. I use it periodically.
Oh …cool! I didn’t know that. I stand corrected. Thanks!
Ha ha! Not even I noticed that it was my cakeday! Thank you everyone…I’m so happy to be a part of this great group .
H.C.D! You have been a great community member!
Happy, happy Cakeday @Xabbess! It was a good day for the forum when you joined!
It says 10/22 on your profile. Must have been an Aussie that started this
Happy day (tomorrow)
Haha! Now that I recall, I think my date of cake on here has been incorrect from the beginning…by one day. But, in this case…it’s of no consequence. Thank you, tomorrow!