Although I haven't used any other heat tool before, this one is my tried and tested brand, and I've embossed pretty much everything. See Our Complete Range of Diamond Ball Burrs Diamond Sintered Burrs Sintered burrs have a much longer life span than coated diamond burrs due to being bonded with several layers of diamond grit instead of just the one.
Keep your writing horizontal, add as much powder on top of your glue as you need to fully cover the writing.
These pin polishers are 3mm in diameter and fit into their own special mandrel. Since the introduction of embossing glue pens, embossing has become a popular art form amongst calligraphers and letterers as you can basically emboss on any heat resistant surface.
Embossing is waterproof to a degree as it won't wash off with water alone, and gentle handwash is fine. Black Cloth - set up a cushioned workspace to rest your glass on, along with black cloth covering it to see your design better.
This is done by using a hard polisher such as the grey or brown rubber polishers mentioned above to smooth out the top surface "mountains" without going down into the cuts "valleys".
Lesley Pyke's Glass Engraving Club - Facebook page for beginners to learn techniques, share their work, ask questions and meet others. They are lovely to use for detail, they carve well at slow speeds.
He vowed that when he had kids, he would name them something more mainstream. The Grey polisher is coarser than the Brown. Remember that a single particle of loose power will melt into a mini blob once embossed, so you want to remove as much as you can for a clean finish.
I was doing several pieces where I sandblasted and engraved the pieces, then fire-polished them and after taking them out of the kiln - highlighted areas with light blasting and brought out highlights with the mini black bullet and the brown bullet polisher. Use after the Mini Rubber Silicone Bullet polishers in black see below.