Laser Engraving vs Sandblasting

While sometimes traditional techniques still produce the best results, when it comes to engraved bricks and tiles, this just isn’t the case. Fundraising Brick’s patented laser engraving technology enables us to produce a far superior product as compared to our competitors who sell sandblasted engraved bricks.

Sandblasting has been around since the turn of the 20th Century, with a wide range of uses throughout the decades. And while this was the only way to etch bricks or tile for many years, today’s laser engraving technology is much more advanced and will produce a product that will remain beautiful for years to come.

Unlike sandblasting, which requires power tools to create a deep crevice in the brick that is then filled with a contrasting epoxy or paint, so that writing or details stand out, laser engraving is a more natural and permanent process. The intense heat from the laser beam causes the brick’s material to change into a dark ceramic mark that lasts forever. This ceramic marking becomes part of the brick, and not once during the engraving process is the brick’s integrity compromised. This laser engraving process allows us to ensure that your bricks remain maintenance-free, not just today, but over time. Just one look at a weathered Fundraising Brick that has been laser engraved next to a weathered brick engraved using the sandblasting technique will tell you everything you need to know!

Still not sure if laser engraving is right for you?

  • Laser engraving leaves a permanent mark that becomes part of the brick, whereas sandblasting requires an etched crevice to be filled with epoxy or paint, which will deteriorate and chip over time.
  • Laser engraving is cost effective. While sandblasting isn’t a particularly expensive process initially, sandblasted bricks wear over time, and require replacement and repair, whereas laser engraved bricks are maintenance free and are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
  • Laser engraving allow you to transfer ANY design onto your brick or tile, unlike sandblasting, which requires cumbersome stencils and simple designs.

While engraved bricks that are created through sandblasting look beautiful in the beginning, the difference between those and the brick engraved by laser will quickly become apparent. The filler in the sandblasted brick will deteriorate quickly after exposure to the elements, so that it begins to lose its appeal. The end result will be a brick with nothing more than a deep groove to collect dirt and debris.

At Fundraising Brick, we understand how important it is to our customers to create a durable brick with lasting brick etching that will continue to deliver the desired message. To learn more about fundraising with engraved bricks, call Fundraising Brick at 855-958-0516.

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