Welcome to Can You Etch It, the web’s first laser engraving series that specializes in laser engraving strange, unique, and even common items. Today I wanted to do something different, so I decided to try to engrave a Frappuccino.
There are many things I have done in my life. Some have been successful while others have been miserable failures. Today is one of those miserable failures. I was completely unable to laser engrave a Frappuccino. You win some, you lose some.
I was however able to engrave the glass bottle.
Laser engraved bottles have many possible uses. As a wedding gift, a laser engraved wine bottle with a heartfelt message makes a unique gift that will remind the happy couple for years to come of your thoughtfulness. How about a nice bottle of single malt Scotch for the executive that doubled the sales last year, resulting in a $1 million boost to the bottom line. You could just give him the bottle, or present it as an award with a great quote as a reminder of the amazing job he did for the company.
This case, however, I did not engrave a nice bottle of wine, a bottle of single malt Scotch, or anything else that is valuable. Laser engraving a disposable bottle may not be the best idea to keep long term, but it does make a unique keepsake from your snack.
The particular quote I used was one from Abraham Lincoln,
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
I thought it was fitting.
Why a Frappuccino bottle?
Glass engraves great. Of all the materials I have worked with, glass, especially glass bottles, are among my favorites. I really enjoy the challenge and result when working with round items. Laser engraving objects as they rotate offers many design opportunities. Plus, laser engraved bottles are cool.
Here is a video of the bottle being engraved by the laser (lasts about a minute and a half).
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For those of you who are keeping score, the list is as follows: a Frappuccino bottle, a tennis ball, 12 Scrabble tiles, a custom ink stamp, Thank You cards, M&M’s, a slice of bread, a clothes pin, a cinnamon stick, a sweet potato, a walnut, and a toothpick. Let me know if you have any suggestions for future installments.
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Have a great weekend.