What We Do
At the CNC Group customising glassware is where our passion lies, we have a team of incredible enthusiastic glass designers keen to create impeccable glassware.
We have various approaches to customising your glassware to ensure it is flawless and exactly what you had in mind.
Some of our processes are as follows:
Laser engraving, which is a subset of laser marking, is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface, giving it an advantage over alternative engraving or marking technologies.
When a laser hits glass, something interesting happens: it fractures. Pores in the surface expose natural grains and crystalline “stubs” which, when heated very quickly, can separate a microscopic sized “chip” from the surface because the hot piece is expanding relative to its surroundings. So lasers are indeed used to engrave on glass, and if the power, speed and focus are just right, excellent results can be achieved.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.
With our incredible attention to post and pre-treatment makes our prints as durable as possible, meaning your prints won’t run.
Sand blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to engrave glass. Compressed air is used to propel the blasting material (often called the media) onto the glass through a stencil to allow your artwork to be permanently engraved on the glass, making for a long lasting elegant glass.