Brilliance Laser Inks Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

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  • Clean - Use denatured alcohol to clean the substrate, ensuring it is free of oil, dirt, and grease.

  • Dilute - Fill the bottle with denatured alcohol up to the FIRST line.

    Shake/Stir Well 

  • Apply - Brush mixture onto the surface with even coats

  • Dry - Ensure that the mixture is completely dried on the surface

  • Focus - Ensure the laser is focused on the substrate

  • Mark - (Speed and Power FAQ)

  • Finish - Wash off excess powder


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  • Clean - Wipe the substrate with alcohol so it's free of dirt and oil. 

  • Spray - Before applying shake well, Spray 6-8 inches from the substrate surface, apply a thin coat and hold it at 45° degrees using left to right motion, as long as you do not see through the surface.

  • Do not have to overspray!

  • (Tip: Give 5-10 second quick shakes in between long sprays)

  • Dry - Use a Hair dryer to dry it in seconds. 

  • Mark  - Mark must be dry, and your laser settings should be adjusted and focused according to the material.

  • Wash - Rinse or wipe with a wet cloth. No need to wait after marking.


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  • Mix Denatured Alcohol to the desired amount of powder to create a solution.
  • For Brush Application: 1:1 Ratio by Weight (e.g 5gm of Powder To 5gm of Alcohol)
  • Spray Gun or Air knife or Preval Application: 1:2 Ratio by Weight (e.g 5gm of Powder To 10gm of Alcohol)
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Brilliance Laser Inks 12 oz Aerosol Brilliance Laser Inks Liquid Ready Brilliance Laser Inks Powder (50 g) Brilliance Laser Inks Powder (250 g)
Brush Coverage (approx.) 500 sq. in. 1,000 sq. in. 5,000 sq. in.
Spray Coverage (approx.) 4,000 sq. in. 1,000 sq. in. 2,000 sq. in. 10,000 sq. in.
Colors Black, Red (Copper) Black, Red (Copper) Black Black
Preval Ready
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Substrate Power Speed in Percent Speed in mm/sec DPI
General Metals (Tool steel, Stainless, Mild steel etc.) 30W 10% 100 350-500
100W 30% 300 350-500
Aluminum 30W 1% 50 350-500
100W 5% 100 350-500
Brass, Copper and other similar high heat conducting metals 30W 3% 75 350-500
100W 10% 150 350-500

**Disclaimer The above is general starting guidelines, settings may vary for different lasers and or grades of substrate

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Substrate Power Speed in mm/sec Q-frequency Hatch
Stainless Steel 10W 50 200 - 500 KHz 0.1 mm
Aluminum 10W 50 40 - 80 KHz 0.1 mm
Brass 10W 50 40 - 80 KHz 0.1 mm
Copper 10W 50 40 - 80 KHz 0.1 mm
Titanium 10W 50 200 - 500 KHz 0.1 mm

**Disclaimer The above is general starting guidelines, settings may vary for different lasers and or grades of substrate
**Please note power,speed and Q-Frequency units match with your laser
** Q-Frequency: You may need to go to advanced settings to change the Q-Frequency above 80 KHz

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Please see a very recent video link below all about our product and diode lasers and our product on various different metal types like SS, brass, copper and regular steel etc. 

5 watt and 10 watt diode lasers were used in this video. They both work but 10 watt shows a wider range of possibilities.


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As an electro-magnetic 'light wave' with a wavelength of 10,600 nm, a laser beam includes energy that is (partially) absorbed by the substance. The photons, or 'light particles,' transmit their energy to the atomic or molecular structure of the substance, causing it to heat up. If the laser's energy is high enough and the laser is allowed to function for a long enough period of time, the temperature necessary to vaporize the substance develops on the material.

As an example:

Material 1 melts at around 140°C, whereas material 2 melts at 230°C — with 200 W laser power, one may thus cut material 1 faster than material 2, because the energy does not have to be applied for as long to material 1 as it does to material

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Generally you need to max out your power and slow down your speeds in order to attain high peak temperature levels for bonding on these high heat conductive metals. Slowing down your speed will also depend on how thick the metal is so you don’t warp it.

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Plastic Laser Marking additives Must involve Injection molding or extrusion process and can work only with Fiber and Yag lasers.


It is NOT something you can apply on pre-existing plastic parts and mark with laser. It has to be processed with molding. Lazact Black or Lazact white is available in master batch form (small plastic granules) which can be mixed with your resin at 2-5% LDR by weight of the molding shot. The molding machine screw then mixes it with your resin in the barrel at 200 to 400 F and is then injected in your steel mold at a high pressure. 


For more information contact our tech support at 609-534-7008

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Our product works in a similar manner to the competition in usage and application with the following advantages:

  • Affordable / value price: Our products are competitively priced compared to the competition.

  • More Value: up to 25% more coverage than competition for our metal marking products.

  • No scrubbing: After marking, overspray can be easily washed or wiped off with a wet cloth.

  • No staining of the metal

  • Anti clog technology

  • Long Shelf life: Several years

  • Fast Drying in Seconds: We recommend to use hair dryer or heat gun to dry it within seconds which speeds up the process.

  • No blistering: Does not blister up, if you use a hair dryer or heat gun.    

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Our current offering for metal markings is Black and Red (Copper tone). However our team is working on including white which will be launched soon.

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Yes, it should work with the 10 watt diode. Please see a very recent video below all about our product and diode lasers. 


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Any of our BLI101... powder products are reusable after you mix it with Alcohol, the only condition is that it's kept with the lid closed tightly and the powder product is fully submerged in the solvent. Just stir it again and use it in the future. You can always add a few more drops of alcohol to compensate for minor evaporation so you get consistent application.

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We have a few customers who are using our products to engrave on kitchen knives and utensils as well as barbecue instruments. While laser marking technologies require additives and ink coatings from BLI, they are primarily determined by the end-user and their usage. Depending on their correct application and procedure, the final user must acquire FDA approval. Settings can vary depending on the substrate grade and the laser machine specs. Our suggestions are just a starting guideline.


We test our final results/applications after marking on metals especially when there is a food contact requirement and make sure that its not coming off or getting faded in alcohol, dishwasher and other tape tests and even scotch-brite pad. We would clean it thoroughly with water and soap or dishwasher them and clean them with alcohol before using it for food application. If you see the marking is coming off then its merely a speed and power setting issue that can be easily fixed. Finally, as you see above, food safety is also determined by the mark's performance, which is influenced by your process, settings, and testing to ensure that the final finished product meets legal guidelines.


We're always here for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding how to use our solution for your needs.

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Currently we only offer metal marking. Our team is working on the ceramics and glass product and will launch soon. Please stay tuned. 

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Brilliance Laser Inks provides high quality laser marking inks.  FDA approval must be obtained by each manufacturer where the process of marking would be considered part of the items manufacturing process. Laser marking process is not something the FDA can approve by itself.  It would really depend on the application process if it's followed correctly. You may also refer to our customer's testimonies or feedback that used our product.

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A permanent mark is almost impossible to remove unless machined. The simplest way to machine would be using a fine sand paper or block in the same direction of the substrate grains this way the surface finish does not get distorted or look scratchy. 


Beware : Always try and test the a scrap metal to check the settings, permanency and contrast prior to do a production run. In some cases it's not possible to remove the marking.

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Liquid ready as the name describes, contains a pre-measured powder product and is ready to add denatured alcohol without any hassle.

  • This product was launched for ease of use to our customers as it does not require any weighing process and has markings on the side to add denatured alcohol upto the mark for both brush and spray applications. Foam brush is included with the product.

  • These bottles can easily be converted into spray as they are already Preval Ready containers. Just take the cap off and screw on your Preval spray system right on it, And this is another great feature of the Liquid Ready.

  • Learn more about Preval Systems and how to convert it into spray - https://preval.com 

  • Click this link for a quick guide on how to use laser marking Liquid Ready product


Whereas Powders are sold in bulk packages starting from 50g, 250g, 500g and 1000g containers.

  • These containers do not have convenient labels or premeasured powders to be used as mixing jars. 
  • Other than convenience of application, the product inside is the same.

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For international markets, our powder products, liquid ready and plastic additives are safe to ship via air. We do offer international shipping on our aerosol cans. However, we have to ship under a hazmat category which requires special packaging and a minimum order quantity.  Please contact us for more details.

https://brilliancelaserinks.com/pages/contact-us

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It takes 7 - 10 business days to ship all over the world.

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We ship the products within 1 - 2 business days. 

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We do free shipping for orders above $50,only in the US

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Currently we do not have local availability in your area. But soon we are working with Amazon UK, another warehouse in Ireland for Europe availability. For now we can ship directly from states. Please check out our international promotions on our website. 

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Available on our website under the Product's Specification.

- Click on this link to view the SDS -

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Available on our website under the Product's Specification.

- Click on this link to view the SDS -

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If you are interested for a free sample, please click this link.

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Please click on this link and send your request to the management.

https://brilliancelaserinks.com/pages/contact-us  and answer these questions.

  • Company name? (Optional)
  • Website address? (Optional)
  • Email Address?
  • Phone Number?
  • Billing Address?
  • Shipping Address? (No need if same as Billing)
  • How many employees do you have?(Optional)
  • What type of product are you interested to print black on Metals?
    • Aerosol Can
    • Liquid Ready
    • Powder
    • Other (Specify)
  • What type of Laser do you have and its wattage?
    • Glass Tube 
    • Metal Tube
    • CO2  (Minimum 25-30 watts is recommended)
    • Fiber (Minimum 10 watts is recommended)
    • Yag   (Minimum 10 watts is recommended)
    • Any other diode lasers like 1-7 Watt is NOT suitable.
  • What could be your expected annual usage/volume?
  • What similar products do you currently use?
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Our products are a perfect solution to mark on a variety of different substrates with a CO2 or Fiber laser/Yag laser. Our general recommendation is 25-30 watts minimum for a CO2 laser and 10 watt minimum for a Fiber Laser. CO2 lasers will give a wide range to cover a variety of substrates unless you have specific need for a fiber laser.                  

For additional assistance and technical support, please contact us by using the link below:

https://brilliancelaserinks.com/pages/contact-us 

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If you are in the market looking for a laser machine. I would recommend a 50 to 100 watt CO2 laser. Our products are a perfect solution to mark on a variety of different substrates with CO2 or Fiber laser/Yag laser. Our general recommendation is 25-30 watts minimum for a CO2 laser and 10 watt minimum for a Fiber Laser. CO2 lasers will give a wide range to cover a variety of substrates unless you have specific need for fiber laser.

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Yes, Our live support is available from 8am to 5pm EST. Outside windows hours will still be entertained via email/chat.

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Yes we do, requires qualification for the process. in order to apply for it, click the link below to register

- Distributor Registration Form -

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