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Exploring the Benefits of Our Best Selling Types of Engraving Films

At Crystal Galleries, we offer a diverse range of high-quality engraving films to meet the varying needs of our customers. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional engraver, our selection of films is designed to provide exceptional results for every project. In this article, we will explore the different types of engraving films available and their unique benefits.


APM Pro Red is renowned for its exceptional humidity resistance and ease of use. This film is ideal for environments where moisture could be a concern. It features easy carrier sheet removal and fast exposure, making it perfect for detailed engraving projects. No special room lighting is required, allowing for greater flexibility in your workspace.


Key Benefits:

  • Humidity Resistant: Ensures stability in various environmental conditions.

  • Easy Carrier Sheet Removal: Simplifies the application process.

  • Fast Exposure and Superior Detail: Achieves intricate designs quickly.

  • Versatile Applications: Excellent for colour infilling and multi-depth engraving.

Available in A4 sheets, 7.5M or 30M rolls, and in 3mill and 5mill thickness.


APM Plus Ultra Pro is designed for multi-depth engraving, providing excellent detail and resolution. This self-adhesive film requires no additional adhesive, simplifying the application process. It offers quick exposure and development, ensuring fast and uniform blasting results. Its tolerance to white light makes it convenient for various work environments.


Key Benefits:

  • Self-Adhesive: No need for additional adhesive materials.

  • Quick and Efficient: Fast exposure and uniform blasting.

  • High Resolution: Detailed and precise engravings.

Available in A4 sheets, 7.5M or 30M rolls, and in 3mill and 5mill thickness.



APM Pro Super excels in pliability, making it ideal for curved surfaces. Its durability in cool, dry areas ensures long-lasting performance. This film offers wide exposure and development latitude, making it very user-friendly. It’s also tolerant to white light, providing flexibility in various lighting conditions.


Key Benefits:

  • Pliable: Excellent for curved surfaces.

  • Durable: Performs well in cool, dry environments.

  • User-Friendly: Easy to use with wide exposure and development latitude.

Available in A4 sheets, 7.5M or 30M rolls, and in 3mill and 5mill thickness.



APM R3 Blue is a self-adhesive film known for its ease of handling and repositionable nature. It offers supreme adhesion and brilliant image quality, making it a favourite among engravers. Its excellent durability ensures that it can withstand the rigours of detailed engraving projects.


Key Benefits:

  • Repositionable: Easy to adjust as needed.

  • Supreme Adhesion: Stays firmly in place during engraving.

  • High Image Quality: Produces clear and detailed engravings.

Available in A4 sheets, 7.5M or 30M rolls.



RapidMask is one of the most innovative films available, offering dry processing and self-adhesion. It’s known for its fine halftone making ability and strong blast resistance. This film is perfect for projects that require intricate detail and durability.


Key Benefits:

  • Dry Processing: No need for wet chemicals.

  • Fine Halftone Ability: Produces detailed and precise engravings.

  • Blast Resistant: Withstands strong blasting processes.

Available in A4 sheets, 7.5M or 30M rolls, and in 2mill and 4mill thickness.



APM Ultra Vinyl offers a photo imageable alternative to hand-cut and plotter-cut vinyl. This film provides the ability to achieve finer image quality without the hassle of weeding. It’s ideal for deep etching and offers a quick and easy photo resist process with strong blast resistance.


Key Benefits:

  • High Image Quality: Superior to hand-cut and plotter-cut vinyl.

  • Deep Etching: Perfect for detailed and durable engravings.

  • Efficient Process: Quick and easy to use.

Available in A4 sheets or 7.5M rolls.



AccuArt Inkjet Film is a premium waterproof inkjet film that prints excellent density high clarity images. It’s ideal for use with all APM films and dries instantaneously, making it extremely convenient. This film works with virtually all inkjet printers, making it a versatile choice for various projects.


Key Benefits:

  • High Clarity Images: Produces sharp and clear prints.

  • Instant Drying: Ready to use immediately after printing.

  • Universal Compatibility: Works with most inkjet printers.

Available in A4 sheets.



Each of these engraving films offers unique benefits tailored to specific needs and applications. Whether you’re looking for humidity resistance, ease of use, or superior detail, our range of films ensures that you can find the perfect solution for your engraving projects. Explore our selection at Glass Engraving Supplies and take your engraving to the next level.


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