A few weeks ago, I was contacted by PÜR Cosmetics to engrave initials in calligraphy on cosmetic foundation sticks during the Ulta National Meeting. If you have ever worked with a makeup or beauty company, you are very familiar with how much fun these calligraphy engraving events can be as the music is turned up along with the energy level. They informed me at the end that I engraved somewhere between 400-500 foundation sticks with calligraphy. That's crazy, but so groovy!
From an engraving perspective, working in plastic has not previously been my forte. Plastics are "hit or miss". All plastics are not created equal ESPECIALLY when you are talking about engraving them. However, as with anything the more you do it...and figure out the right equipment to use...it becomes easy. I did learn awhile back that engraving in certain hard plastics is much smoother if I use engraving burs that are NOT fresh. To me this seems counterintuitive especially in contrast to glass, but that has been my experience.
It was so nice to not only work with the PUR Cosmetics team but to also meet store managers with Ulta from all over the country. And of course the makeup around the convention center was impeccably flawless. Cheers!
Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®