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:
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.
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