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LMC6013P Blue for Glass & Ceramic


Recommended use:
LMC6013P is recommended for creating blue marks on glass and ceramic substrates. LMC6013P dries quickly as a bluish grey powder-like coating. This coat can be smudged or wiped off prior to marking, however, so LMC6013P should be laser marked shortly after application.

Recommended substrates:
LMC6013P material can mark a range of glass and ceramic substrates. It has previously been used to mark many different types of glass in industrial applications such as vehicle windshields, laboratory instruments, plate glass, and glass ampoules. It can also be used for decorative work on bottles, wine glasses and awards. Additionally, it has found uses on ceramic products such as porcelain sanitary ware, electronic substrates, and for decorating wall and floor tiles.

 

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Lasers that work:
LMC6013P works well with both CO2 and solid state lasers.

Dilution:
LMC6013P will need to be diluted differently depending on how you plan to apply it.

 

  • Air brush application: Ratio of 1:1 (1 part in volume of LMC6013P, 1 part in volume of denatured alcohol) is recommended (please refer to your air brush manual for information about material thickness for your model type).

  • Foam brush (hand) application: Ratio of 2:1 (2 parts in volume of LMC6013P, 1 part in volume of denatured alcohol) is recommended.


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Application methods:
Please make sure that the surface to be marked is free and clear of oils, cleaning agent films, dust, and lacquer coating.

 

  • Air brush application: When applying LMC6013P from an air brush, the resulting coating should be about 1-1.25 mils thick (~25-30 μm). Spray uniformly at a 10” distance from the surface and move the nozzle from one side to the other covering the whole substrate area. Start spraying away from the area to be marked and move towards the opposite side and past the target area. Over-spraying before and after the target area allows constant velocity of movement and will help provide an even coating on the substrate. Make sure the substrate is not visible underneath. If necessary spray a few more times.

  • Foam brush (hand) application: When hand applying LMC6013P the resulting coating of LMC6013P should be about 1.5 mils thick (~35 μm). Use about a 1” wide foam brush and soak less than ¼” of the brush with LMC6013P. There is no need to soak more than that, otherwise the ink may splash and result in an uneven coat thickness. Apply with smooth, even strokes.

    Note: Air brush application is preferred over foam brush application. It can be challenging to achieve the smooth, even coating of laser marking material necessary for optimal marks when using a foam brush. We only recommend foam brush application if you do not have an air brush or are coating a small surface area.


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Drying time & methods:
If left to air dry, LMC6013P is normally fully dry within three minutes. If air drying takes too long, however, a hair drier or forced air heater may be used to speed up the process. LMC6013P can be fully dried with an average household hair dryer in less than 7 seconds.

Laser settings:
Power and speed are the two most important variables to control when using TherMark laser marking materials with any laser, but there are other relevant variables depending on which laser you are using, such as the focal length of the focusing lens, resolution (DPI), rep rate (PPI, Hz), or hatch spacing (for vectoring mode operation). 

 

 

Product Appearance:
LMC6013P is a very dark bluish-grey liquid with the viscosity of tomato juice. It will need to be thinned and stirred prior to use, but will remain dark grey in color after dilution.

Once applied to the substrate and dry, LMC6013P will be a bluish-grey powder-like coating.

Shipping options:
LMC6013P liquid is a non-hazardous, water-based product and can be shipped via ground or air with no additional charges.

Product storage:
All LMC products should be stored between 40ºF (5ºC) and 95ºF (35ºC) in a dark, dry place.

Disposal:
LMC6013P is a water-based material and is environmentally safe and non-hazardous. After laser bonding, any excess, un-bonded material can be washed off the substrate and down the drain into your normal water/sewer waste area.

Unused containers of liquid ink/paste should be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Downloads:
LMC6013P Data Sheet