Mirrors and glass

Glass and mirror laser engraving machine

Our BRM laser machine is the best option when it comes to engraving glass and mirrors! Simple designs or very detailed images? These can all be etched to the surface of the glass or mirror with a laser machine. Engraved mirrors and marked items of glass make great personalized gifts for weddings, birthdays and many other festive occasions.

How to laser engrave mirrors and glass

The best technique to draw on mirrors or tempered glass is laser engraving, the possibilities are endless! Anything you can design on paper can be transferred to glass. Laser engraving of glass and mirror is therefore often used for decoration and souvenirs. Drinking glasses, glass bottles, round and conical objects can be placed in a special rotating unit, which causes the object to rotate while being processed.

Glass

By far the most glass we know is so-called float glass. It’s transparent, perfectly flat and available in various thicknesses, hardness’ and finishes. Colored glass is also available, this is obtained by the addition of metals. Figure glass gets a machined surface by allowing it to pass through specific rolls after the oven. After cooling the pattern remains visible. With wire glass, the metal grid is pressed into the hot glass by a roller. Opaline glass is clear glass with a thin layer of milk glass on it. Anti-reflective glass undergoes treatment during the casting process, which negates the reflective effect of the glass.

Mirrors

A mirror consists of three different layers. A top layer made of glass, a thin middle layer made of aluminium alloy which is responsible for the reflective properties of the mirror and a thick cover layer with black coating, this is why you can’t usually look through a mirror.

Laser machine

The best machine to process glass or mirrors is our BRM CO2-laser. Each type of material reacts differently to the impact of the laser beam, so there are hardly any regular guidelines for laser cutting or engraving with a laser machine, but the settings can be adjusted to achieve the best results and meet your specific needs! No design is too complex for a BRM laser machine.

Would you like to know more about processing mirrors and glass? Let us demonstrate all the possibilities of the machine. Feel free to contact us!

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