Over the years of Laser Engraving Bricks, dealing with poor quality bricks, bricks that are not the same color from batch to batch and bricks that do not always come out with a Black Glass Color after Laser Engraving, LaserSketch has developed its own LaserGrade Red Brick that engraves the same for ever brick and always gives you that Black Glass Engraving. After several years of test and in place use, LaserSketch is now offering LaserGrade Red Bricks to our dealers. They are a true Red Street Paver Brick, the type of bricks that streets all over America were built with. They will stand up to any type of weather, and the Black Glass Engraving will be there as long as the Brick is a Solid Brick.
If you want to provide laser engraved bricks/pavers for fundraising campaigns, the first and most important thing you will need is a Brick/Paver that will last for many years to come and is legible for as many years. The cleanest and easiest method for doing the job is with a LaserGrade? Laser Engravable Brick/Paver.
Laser Engraving Vs. Sandblasting (SandCarving) Bricks:
Sandblasting bricks is a much more complicated process that laser engraving bricks. There are also risk involved; when sandblasting, bricks may chip or break away over time, causing the letters to become illegible. Often times when sandblasting, a filler is used, (paint, epoxy, ect.), to make the legible. Elements like sunlight, acid rain, foot travel and other harsh weather conditions will cause deterioration over time. If a filler is not used, moisture will get into the letters. If it freezes, or mildew/algae grows in to the text, the brick will break down over time. Here are a few additional advantages to Laser Engrave LaserGrade Red Bricks/Pavers.
Please include Owners Name or Managing Director, Business Name, UPS or FedEx Deliverable Address, Telephone Number and eMail address: In most cases, samples will ship within 2-3 business days, but please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery within the continental United States only.
LaserGrade Red Brick, 4" x 8" x 2-1/4" that has been soaked in water then frozen, thawed, re-soaked in water and then refrozen many times over a 30 day period. No ill effects are noted to the engraving or brick.
A common problem arrives while engraving our LaserBricks, is a white residue on the LaserBrick. The white powder is due to, to much heat, "power", You can stop the white powder form forming by reducing the power of the laser or increase the engraving speed.
The LaserBrick on the left has the white residue after engraving, to mush heat. LaserBrick on the right after cleaning with water and a brass brush.
We are making them as fast as we can!
Laser Engraving Settings:
50 Watt CO2 laser:
35 Watt CO2 laser:
The above laser engraving setting apply to LaserSketch's, LaserGrade Red Street Paver Bricks only and are offered as a starting point only.
An Engraved Brick for every American killed in the Korean War, (54260)