Imperial Dark Side Box

So I wanted to experiment making a box for the first time so I headed over to the lazy box making page here: http://boxdesigner.connectionlab.org and just put in the parameters of a 4" box. I used some Black cardboard I saved from a frozen steak (I know, sacrilege) box. Plastered on some Star Wars icons to impress my geek friends and threw it in the :glowforge:. I kept the engrave at like 20% power hoping for the black to be vaporized from existence and boy did it! I think it looks B-E-A-Utiful. I need to find a source for more black cardboard like this!

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killer. while getting it pre-tinted would be easier i bet you could color normal stuff, too.

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Awesome! :grinning:

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Myself and others have done the same thing with black card stock…it leaves that beautiful tan/gold image, too. Boxes are on my to-do list…nice job!

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Wow, looks awesome!

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Source for those awesome star wars icons?

Cool! I have a bunch of white-on-one-side cardboard, and same thing. When I first started playing with it I was messing with the power wondering why it didn’t etch any darker, and then realized that I was just taking off the pigment (and the next step is burn). I wonder if you could take the ink off some boxes that way.

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https://iconstore.co/icons/star-wars-icons

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Edit: Ignore my original post.

So the box was printed with black and the laser etched away the print? That looks incredible.

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basically. the cardboard has a black surface, and it’s been ablated away by the laser so you see the normal cardboard instead.

i agree, the effect is striking eh.

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Yes. Exactly as @jrnelson :arrow_heading_up: said up there. I’m gonna have fun with this effect.

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I like how it is exactly opposite of how lasered materials typically come out, with the black faces and the edges raw. Looks really cool!

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