PhotoBlasting System

 The conventional way of sandblasting is to make a template using a vinyl cutter  by cutting vinyl in the shape that you want to blast, then ‘weeding’ out the vinyl where you want to blast, sticking it onto the item to be blasted, and blasting away with sand which eats the areas not covered with vinyl. With conventional sandblasting, it’s impossible to blast very fine detail and photographs.

 With our Photoblasting system:

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You can sandblast text finer than most people can see, as well as complex graphics and even photographs. Our photoblasting system is in use by many companies in the funeral industry to sandblast photographs of the deceased directly onto the headstone. The big advantage of this method of decorating, is that the image is permanent, and there’s nothing stuck onto the headstone for anyone to steal.


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How does our system work?

It’s actually quite simple. You create your artwork on the computer, and print it out onto a type of “tracing paper”. You then take this paper, and put it against the Photosensitive masking film (also called a Photomask) and expose it in the exposure unit for a minute or so. Then you take the photomask and wash it out with our spray jet. Wherever there was black print on your “tracing paper” it prevented the light from getting to the mask and hardening it, so those areas wash out with the water. You then let the mask dry, and apply it to the item to be blasted, and you blast away.

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Example of a typical photoblasting system

You are not bound to take a complete system, you can take bits and pieces or even customise a system to your requirements

Please view our catalogue for the most up to date info and pricing on this system


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