Using our Matte Vinyl
Glass Etching Resist
The sheets of resist come in
8.5 x 12 inch sheets. One order consists of 10 sheets. To use
the vinyl follow these simple steps:
Prepare your image file for printing.
In paint shop choose file,page setup and select your printing options.
For this image I selected "fit to page"
Load the resist into your printer. For
most printers you will load it face down.
Print the image using the lightest ink setting
available. Allow the ink to dry for a few minutes. Do not touch
the image! The matte finish on the vinyl allows it to hold ink but
without a clear coat it will smudge.
Apply a heavy clear coat to the image.
Let it dry for at least 10 minutes.
Once the clear coat is dry the image should
not smudge unless you really bear down on it.
Attach the resist with the backing still on
to the glass you are going to etch. In this example I used
masking tape as a hinge.
Lift the resist with the backing still on
and beginning at the tape peel back the wax coated backing from the adhesive
Lower the resist towards the glass and beginning
at the top by the tape smooth it onto the glass. You can use a towel
as a squeegee. Just roll it up and as you peel the backing off run
it down the vinyl so that it sticks firmly to the glass. If you mess
up you can always peel the vinyl away from the glass and start again.
This step is not difficult.
Using an exacto knife lightly cut around the
image. You don't need to bear down hard. Go all the way around.
Starting at one edge pull the cut vinyl away
from the glass. Use your fingernail or the exacto knife to get it
started. The vinyl should peel away easily along the scored line.
Once the piece is removed you will need to
take a cloth and press down the area around where the image used to be
so it is firmly attached to the glass. Now you are ready to apply
your etching cream or if you wish lightly sandblast. If you sandblast
make sure you protect the area on the outside of the resist. The same applies
for using etching cream.