I learned a new technique from this great article on CNCZone describing how the original poster used a product called “Gravograph” to make this gorgeous CNC control panel:

CNC Control Panel

And here is some work in progress:

Gravograph Engraved CNC Control Panel

This engraving material is a laminated plastic, that has a self-adhesive to make it easy to stick to aluminum or whatever the real structural material for your panel might be.  The plastic has a layer of black that is 0.012″ thick and then white underneath.  Set your engraving depth to just a little deeper (say, 0.015″) and look for great looking results like these.

What are you secrets for great engraving jobs like this?

 

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