Optical crystal is the name given to a variety of optical glass that has been shaped into a thin slice, usually about one inch square, of a particular crystal. The crystal has its intrinsic optical properties, which allow for an engraved picture to be formed when light strikes the surface. This process has only recently been developed, and the crystal must undergo some very specific and expensive processes in order to perform this engraving. To ensure that the crystal Photo Engraving is of high quality, the crystal must undergo three to four different stages of production: injection molding, compression molding, and crystal growing. All of these processes are necessary in order to provide crystal photo makers with high quality crystal photo products.
The crystal photo engraver works in a very similar way to the laser photo block, although it does not require the use of laser photo block. The crystal must undergo a cooling process in order to obtain an optical glass with good crystal structure. During the cooling process, heat is used to “stretch” the crystal, which may be done using a blow torch or with a low powered laser photo block. The crystal photo block must then go through a process of growth, wherein individual crystal growth layers are applied to the flat surface of the crystal in order to form an image. When complete, the crystal photo block is now ready to be engraved with the desired pattern.
Crystal Photo Engraving is popular worldwide and is used in a wide variety of industries, including medicine, finance, industrial, and electronics. This method can be used to create a wide range of images such as logos, business cards, text, and icons. The crystals that are used in this process are typically clear, but with a wide variety of colors to choose from, depending on your needs.
To engrave a portrait format image, the photo block is set aside while the crystal photo printer runs the photo block software. Next, a luminous base is then laid over the photo block. An optical glass plate is then inserted into the luminous base, and the actual crystal photo is then printed right onto the top of the luminous base. After the printing process is completed, the crystal photo is placed inside of an autoclave to ensure that the print is completely dry before framing and hanging. There are also times when the process of engraving requires that the luminous base is heated. The warm glow can also help to prevent the crystal photo from cracking during the engraving process.
If you opt for a less expensive method of engraving, then a traditional photo block might be a more appropriate option. These photo blocks are made from plastic (usually) and a luminous layer of acrylic is laid over the photo block, creating a photo-like product. These photo blocks are most commonly used to create a border on a scrapbook page. There are also many photo block kits available in different colors and designs. They can be used to create any type of photo or logo, and are particularly appropriate if you’re looking for a custom-made photo gift for someone else.
All three of these engraving methods can be done by yourself, although it is always a good idea to have someone do it for you. You can choose a photo crystal block to use based on its material (i.e., glass, metal, etc.) and then you can order your engraving kit, or your crystal photo block, based upon the material that you choose. There are many engraver kits on the market today; and with so many different brands and models, it’s easy to find one that will suit your needs. Whatever method you choose, though, remember that crystal photo crystals are a beautiful way to decorate any part of your home, whether it’s a door knob a table, a necklace, or even a bookmark!