Gravotech - Stone engraving

Engraving on stone, Granit, Slate and other minerals

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There are 2 kinds of engraving on minerals, depending on the composition: Laser etching mainly for slates, tiles and bricks. Such materials react with white colour when lazed, which gives a naturally contrasted result. Deep laser engraving: marble, granite, basalt, lava stone, natural stone, pebbles, ceramic, porcelain and black granite It gives a non-contrasted or slightly contrasted result. Often, paint or lacquer is added in the engraving after to get a nice coloured result. Cutting minerals is not possible with a laser.

Engraving Granite or Marble with a text and a sometimes a photo is an ancient Funeral tradition (mainly in Europe and South America countries). Now, engraving on different kinds of stone is very popular in new markets like Jewelry, interior design and crafts, events, gifts and signage.

Laser Engraving

Foil stamping of an engraving on a marble plaque

Laser engraving on minerals produces a result similar to sandblasting: a surface engraving that gives the impression that the stone has been bleached. If the contrast is not sufficient for your customer or if you want a specific colour, Gravotech offers the popular “Gravolaque” lacquer range: yellow, green, blue, red, white, black, silver, gold and shiny gold are available as standard however your specific colour can also be developed on demand. Gravolaque is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

Photo engraved on mineral

Engraving photo on minerals can be complex as it depends on the surface state. Generally, the rule of a thumb is to set 300 DPI maximum on the photo resolution to obtain a good result. This resolution can be increased if the surface state is homogeneous and smooth. We recommend to use very dark black marble (or very light white marble) so the contrast is even more beautiful. Gravolaque will always be necessary as marble does not contract naturally when engraved with a laser. 1.5’’ lens is recommended for photo engraving with a thin spot beam.

Stone engraving with «I Love You»

Minerals are not flammable, therefore stone laser engraving machine has a very limited risk of fire ignition, contrary to Acrylic or Wood processing when they need to be constantly watched.

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A low power source is enough, even for a large photo but it will take longer as you need multiple passes.

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Fiber serie Laser marking system

FIBER laser

INTEGRABLE LASER MARKER

Laser marker for metal and plastic parts

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The most complete laser station for permanent marking. From unit to small batch production to integration in a robotic cell. Compatible with Fibre, Hybrid or Green laser source.

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Front view of LW2 industrial laser engraver

LW2 TOUCH

LASER STATION

Fully automated laser station

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LS100 CO2 laser engraver

LS100

LASER ENGRAVER & CUTTER

CO2 laser engraver and laser cutter for signage and personalisation

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The LS900 industrial laser engraver, coming as CO2, Fibre or Edge (dual sources), is ideal for high speed marking and cutting of medium and large format media.

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LS900 co2 fiber laser

LS900

LASER ENGRAVER & CUTTER

The large laser cutter and laser engraver

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The CO2 laser marker is perfectly suited for organic materials permanent marking....

CO2 Laser - integrated laser

CO2 laser

INTEGRABLE LASER MARKER

CO2 laser, High-speed laser marker for identification marking on organic materials and coated surfaces

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The LS100EX laser etching machine is a medium-sized engraving and cutting laser. Its engraving area matches the size of ¼ sheet, making it the ideal sign solution....

LS100Ex co2 laser marking machine

LS100 EX

LASER ENGRAVER & CUTTER

LS100 EX, laser etching machine for signage and small series

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Numerous innovative functions and features are combined into the LS1000XP laser machine, turning it into the ultimate large format laser cutter and engraver for intensive production.

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LS1000 large laser engraving and cutting machine

LS1000XP

LASER ENGRAVER & CUTTER

LS1000XP: large format laser cutter and engraver for high productivity

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    Mechanical machines can process minerals (engrave only), but we recommend it only for expert users, as bur diamonds are required and they can be very expensive. Moreover, the risk of cutter break increases as the granite quality decreases. Granite is popularly used for headstones and other memorials but images of loved ones or logos can only be engraved on granite using laser equipment.

    Gravostyle ™is an all-in-one software that allows you to create your composition and run the laser easily. It embeds a material library that will help to select quickly the best setting for your material. However, for users already trained on other software, our lasers can also be perfectly driven by third-party-software (CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) through our LSolution Driver.