It’s simple but still pretty cool. Interesting artifacts in the white space, I guess it’s inconsistency in the aluminum business cards. (This one was anodized solid purple before engraving)
I was thinking about trying them. Very cool result!
I did this one full bleed, scaled the engraving to be about 1mm wider and taller than the card. Then I scored an outline of the aluminum card on some scrap cardboard, doublesided taped it to the outline, and went for it. I figured for this 0.5 mm accuracy was plenty, and that was easy to hit by eye.
That is a good tip!
Like it a lot!
Love it! Did the card flex any with the heat from the engrave?
Yeah it bowed up a bit, maybe 1mm on each side. I just bent it back flat.
Nice! Another great material to try…
They’re rough but the ring lord’s cards are cheap. The edges are definitely not very refined but the price is right.
On the plus side, if you ever need to cut your way out of some duct tape (like you sometimes do), they work great!
But they’re quick to fix if you have a belt or drum sander. Just a quick pass cleans up the edges. I also try to sand down the pointed corners a bit as well for some relief. Otherwise they’re hole makers in pockets and bags.
so basically its a 85% ish engrave? how long did that take?
I did it at 475 ish lpi so it took like 14 mins maybe?
Lpi is far and away the largest contributor to duration as a rule.