Hey curious as to if anyone has engraved a photo on mirror and how it came out? how do you place/prep the mirror etc… any help would be greatly appreciated!
If you’re talking an actual photograph with shading, it’s unlikely to show up well because engraving a mirror generally just gets you a single colour change.
If you’re just talking about an image - yes - try starting with this search:
I’ve not done a mirror, but I have done picture frame glass. It is not the best medium for photos, but it turned out all right. I can post a photo of my result when I get a chance–I’m not where I can do that right now.
Shouldn’t really be any whole lot different than any other medium? That’s the point of convert to dots/dithering, to simulate tonality, rather than something like vari-power (which relies on actual shades).
I’d imagine a lower LPI would be better. Like 195 or 225 max. Due to the method of how engraving glass works (micro fractures).
I’ve done picture frame glass as well as clear acrylic too. Was just curious as the the result and process too with a mirrored finished acrylic.
Yes I mean an actually grayscale photo type thing on the mirror I may give it a shot may not thanks for the input
Try engraving away the coating on the back. Shoot the backside of the mirror, not the front. The GF will do halftone (varying size/density dots) to achieve shading, like a newspaper photo.
Thanks randy.cohen that’s what I was thinking about doing but with mirror acrylic think it will work same way.