Upgrade to Sandblast

Here at Teals Prairie & Co. we use two methods to personalize on glass surfaces. Laser engraving and sandblasting both have their strengths and weaknesses, so why is it that as a reseller you’ll ever want to upgrade to sandblast engraving instead of laser engraving? Let’s briefly discuss the main differences between these two engraving methods, but do note only glass surfaces are available for sandblast upgrade, including drinkware, boxes with glass lids, photo frame glass, etc.

There’s one main reason why you might decide to go with laser engraving. Laser engraving isn’t as expensive as sandblast engraving. This is for several reasons. Firstly, setting up glassware to be laser engraved is a straightforward and simple process. Secondly, the process of laser engraving doesn’t require multiple steps, such as switching out tool bits or applying abrasive materials in layers. That’s why laser engraving is less expensive than the more labor-intensive method of sandblasting.

So, why would someone choose to sandblast glassware instead of laser engrave? Sandblasting is the premium method for engraving glass and offers a higher quality result. It makes deeper and more even cuts into glassware. However, sandblasting isn’t for every buyer, as the process is more labor intensive and thus costs more money to produce. Both the prepping and sandblasting process require several more steps than laser engraving does, but also ensures that your glassware is of a premium quality.

With that in mind, when is it good for a reseller to upgrade from laser engraving to sandblast engraving? There are several occasions when this will make sense for your business. The first reason would be if your buyer requests it. Some people prefer the higher quality sandblast finish and don’t mind paying a premium for it. The second reason is when you’re fulfilling a business order. Luxury brands that are used to top quality products will expect to receive glassware that’s sandblasted instead of laser engraved.

In these situations, we recommend that you upgrade from laser engraving to sandblasting. However, your business doesn’t have to cover the cost for your buyers. The upgrade from laser engraving to sandblast engraving presents an opportunity to upsell, so that those you work with can decide on the quality they require from each order.

To see our sandblasting and laser engraving pages for more information on these engraving methods click on the icons below.