Someone recently contacted me about widening their sign business by offering glass etching services. I thought that was a good idea because it is a way to cover a larger market. This can expand your business and is a competitive advantage. Also, the industries are somewhat similar, so it makes a good fit to expand here.
I decided to share this tip because I thought it would be helpful to sign businesses. My conversation is included below which may be helpful.
“Eric, I work for a sign company, and we don’t usually work with glass. We are hoping to produce pieces for a particular job, approximately 90 square feet of etching altogether. We are hoping to keep it relatively inexpensive but maintain a professional look. We are able to produce the vinyl stencils here. Can you recommend a method or offer any other advice?”
And my response on the following paragraph.
Hi, what specific kind of advice do you need? One thing I do is use a thinner removable vinyl for the sandblast stencil mask. It is very inexpensive that way, but the trick is to use a fine grit too or else the vinyl will get chewed up. I actually use a 3 mil vinyl with 180 grit that I talk about in my e-book.
Let me know if you have specific questions. Also, I talk about some of the required equipment and provide information on carving strategies for deeper three dimensional projects.
Got a similar question? If anyone needs advice, then be sure to ask me, but make sure the questions are specific. Leave them at my Frequently Asked Questions page or email them to me as this person has done.
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