My take on the Norton White Tile Method

I just looked back at the setting I used for this tile:

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This is a porcelain tile from Home Depot. They come 9 to a sheet.
I applied 2 coats of Rustoleum flat white paint about 20 minutes apart then let that dry for an hour or so.
Speed = 250
Power = 30
Convert to dots
LPI = 340
Scrub off the excess white paint using paint thinner.

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Wow, that is fantastic!

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how big is the tile?

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Thank you for digging that up and sharing!

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Wow! That looks 3D! Great job. I’ll have to make note of your settings. What was the original picture like?

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I did. :grin:

Let me see if I can find the original…

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Really amazing,

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Wow that is fantastic.

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So… The tile is black?

white. The norton method burns the paint which fuses to the tile.

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And it’s the most durable marking I’ve seen. I took the corner of a paint scraper to one that I did and really tried to scrape it off with only a slight marring of the surface. And that wiped away with very light cleaning.

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Awesome! Thanks for the technique.

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The detail on that is just bonkers. I need to play with that!

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No the tile is white and you paint it flat white before lasering. Some chemical reaction creates the dark areas.

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Lord, I barely understand this. So you prep it with spray paint and then run it using dots?

Either way, amazing.

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just plain wow.

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That is correct. Regular white porcelain tile sprayed with flat white paint. After the engraving it will look rather dull until you remove the residual paint with paint thinner.

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Amazing! One of the best things I’ve seen done with the Glowforge!

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