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Serigraf provides a range of quality products and services for the glass etch and sandblast industries from Ikonics Imaging Systems. Ikonics Imaging Systems is the world's leading supplier of products used in a popular and profitable decorating technique known as sandcarving.
WHAT IS sandcarving
Picture a glass award that has a design etched or engraved in its surface. Sandblasting, is the process used to produce that effect. It is one of the simplest and most accessible methods for personalising or decorating glass, crystal, marble, stone and other surfaces. And, with a low entry cost,sandblasting
is surprisingly affordable.
HOW DOES sandcarving WORK
The sandblasting process is relatively straightforward. First, a photo resist mask is applied to the surface that’s being imaged or blasted. Then, an abrasive, sand-like material (such as aluminium oxide) is propelled onto that surface. The abrasive carves the surface only in the open areas of the stencil, while the areas covered by the photo resist mask remain smooth and spotless. As a result, the image made in the glass, crystal or stone cleanly follows the pattern of the photo resist mask.
Anyone who has the right sandblasting equipment can easily produce intricate, three-dimensional designs on glass, crystal, marble, stone and other surfaces. The finished product can be kept for personal enjoyment, or sold for a profit.
what can I do with sandcarving
Professional and Sophisticated Recognition Awards
Create quality customized awards Corporate Awards
• Crescent Awards • Crystal Awards • Glass Awards
• Plaques • Much More…
Personalized Gifts and Decorative Accents
Freeze a moment in time with personalized gifts!
• Housewarming • Anniversaries • Birthdays
• Graduations • Engagement • New Baby
Customized Memorials to Last a Lifetime
Provides quality memorials to meet your customers needs.
• Memorial Stones • Memorial Frames • Memorial Plaques
• Keepsake Boxes • Pet Urns • Grave Markers.
Personalized Wedding Gifts
Freeze a moment in time ! A gift that will be remembered forever.
• Personalized Drinkware • Wedding Photo Frames • Wedding Cake Serving Sets • Keepsake Boxes and Albums • Memorable Wedding Favors • So Much More...
Custom Promotional Items
Provide quality promotional items to meet your custom needs.
• Desktop Items • Drinkware • Glass & Stone Novelties
• Recognition Items • Houseware Decor • Much More...
Creating signage solutions for interior and exterior
Provide quality engraved sign solutions
• Luminary Architectural Signs • Luminary Frame Signs • Stand Off Signs • Luminary Countertop Signs • So much more…
sandcarving photo resist films
The lifeblood of any sandcarving operation is the photoresist. The finest equipment and the most talented operator are rendered incompetent when the photoresist fails to perform, ruining valuable substrates, wasting critical time and compromising profitability. The most successful sandcarving businesses recognise this imperative. The following pages highlight the best-selling, best-performing photoresists in the world.
UltraPro™ photoresist has been designed for both the beginner requiring ease-of-use and the professional demanding quick processing for high production. UltraPro™ allows you to efficiently create your engravable sandblast mask instantly while reducing production time by completely eliminating the adhesive application step. This provides you fast, uniform etching throughout your entire sandcarving area.
The only photoresist film on the market today that requires absolutely no washout.
RapidMask dry processing, self adhesive, photoresist films are by far the most innovative films available. With fine detail halftone making ability and strong blast resistance, the combination of RapidMask High Detail and RapidMask High Tack provide an effortless sandcarving experience. RapidMask is as simple as expose, apply and blast.
PBVinyl is the photo-imageable film alternative to hand-cut and plotter-cut vinyl. PBVinyl photo resist film is an advanced 10 mil film that provides the deep etching ability of vinyl while offering the quick and easy process of a photo resist. With PBVinyl, users can achieve finer image quality without the hassle of weeding.
sandcarving ARTWORK PRODUCTS & SERVICES
We offer an artwork origination service using the latest graphics software and techniques. We can vectorise even the most complicated designs and save them or output them ready for printing.
We can create from scratch, your artwork in hi-resolution from technical drawings or pictures.
Send us your artwork files and we will output them for you at a high resolution with ultra opaque blacks, on high quality waterproof films. Whether it is single colour, spot colour separations or CMYK separations we can handle your files.
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If you need to produce your own films in house, we have a range of products to help you.
Film Output System
Film Output System
Film Output Software
Equipment to assist in creating sandblast photo resists.. UV exposure units are essential to producing photoresists