I had some old tiles and didn't want to throw them away, so I decided to try laser engraving them. I used an XTool D1 Pro with 20W power, which allowed me to penetrate the surface of the tiles and reveal the ceramic underneath. It took several attempts to find the right parameters, but once I discovered the perfect settings, the results were flawless. To complete my project, I individually customized the tiles with oil paints, allowing for endless color combinations. While using multiple colors may be time-consuming, the process is enjoyable as you witness the product coming to life. In the end, I adorned the back with my logo and added four rubber feet to make it functional as a coaster.
I created a template in Lightburn that allows me to laser engrave four to six tiles simultaneously.
After that , I selected designs.
Due the speedness, it takes 1-2 hours. It depends on the design.
After the laser finished, I wiped off the dust from the tiles and selected colors to apply. I let it set for a bit and later wiped it off with a kitchen cloth. When working with two or more colors, one must be careful as they can overlap or mix.
Once the tile looked the way I wanted, I wiped the entire surface with glass cleaner and attached the rubber feet on the bottom in the finishing touches.
I conducted tests with red wine, coffee, water, sparkling wine, juice, and the tiles proved durable. The colors stayed intact, embellishing every table.