What is sandblasting?

Engraving V.S. Sand Etching

Sandblasting was the original method for removing rust off of steel and metals such as car and machine parts. Today sandblasting is also used in signage and product engraving.

Generally laser engravers can only do flat surfaces where sandblasting can be used for any shape or size. A drawback to laser engraving is it's limited to the same of the machine you have. Where with sandblasting it's unlimited on size as you don't have to work within a cabinet space.

Laser engraving tends to be faster and a little less expensive, however they are limited.