Monday, March 12, 2012

Updated pictures

For some reason these pictures would not upload while we were at the ARA show. But we didn't have any trouble uploading them today, so here they are:

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Thanks again for everyone's participation!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Announcing all winners of the 1st Annual CerMark materials art contest!

Before we make the announcement, we would like to thank all the participants to allow us to proudly display their artwork using CerMark’s laser marking materials. As people stopped by our booth there were many compliments on each and every one of the pictures we displayed. Everyone was very impressed with the time and effort that was placed into each pieces. And the winners are:

1st place
We have the Jr. Statesman pen in aluminum by Charlie Clougherty from ResinSaver Molds out of Newport, NH

2nd place
We have the Copper Bottom Cooking Pan from Scott S Gillette from American Custom Engraving Co. out of Geneseo, NY

3rd place
We have the Maple Leaf Trophy by Tom Sieczkarek from Cutting Light Custom Laser Engraving in Buffalo NY.

Sorry but the pictures will not load, we will have to update the blog next week

Thanks for everyone who participated!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

CerMark ARA Contest

Hello all,

We are hosting the first annual CerMark Laser Marking Materials Art Contest!

CerMark’s 1st Annual Art Contest begins Jan 1, 2012 and ends Feburary 15, 2012, at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Artists 18 years old or older are eligible. A photograph of your original artwork on any substrate as long as the use of CerMark related products are used. Artwork MUST contain CerMark related products. Any photos submitted without CerMark related products are ineligible.

Please submit photographs of marked items on-line through our email at We will not accept photos of marked items submitted through the mail. Please submit no more than three (3) photos of marked items. We will not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address.

Entrants who live outside the USA are eligible to enter as well.

Digital photographs of marked items must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Files should be resized and submitted at least 300 dpi at 7.5 x 10 inches. File size may not be larger than (5Mb).

To enter contest please provide all contact information in the email:

Name (optional)

Company Name

Address and postal code

Country Code (if not in the USA)

Telephone Number

Fax Number

Short description of artwork submitted

CerMark employee’s will pick the top 10 photos of marked items to be displayed at the booth during the ARA show, March 2012. Creativity of the use of CerMark materials, difficulty of use and artistic talent will be considered but not be the sole criteria to be a top 10 finalist picked. The 10 finalist entries will be printed 8”x 10” photo paper and displayed with a number (1-10) representing the artwork at the Ferro Corporation’s CerMark booth at the ARA trade show. Three (3) winner’s will be selected by popular vote at the 2012 ARA show. Visitors to the CerMark booth may fill out a ballot with their name and the number corresponding to their favorite entry. Votes will be placed in a box and winners will be decided by the most number of votes from each numbered photo of the marked items.

The winners will be announced at 12:00 pm PST on March 9th 2012 at the CerMark booth. The winners of the contest will be contacted shortly after the show and awarded their prize. Winning photos and selected finalists will be published on the blog, or follow us on Twitter CerMark@CerMarkProducts, after the ARA show.


1st Place Prize: 500 dollars credit toward CerMark products

2nd Place Prize: 250 dollars credit toward CerMark products

3rd Place Prize: 100 dollars credit toward CerMark products

For official contest rules please e-mail,

More details to follow, please check back soon!

For  any questions about the contest or related matter you can also e-mail us at:

Have fun!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Follow us on Twitter!

Hello everyone!

We are alive and well and you can now follow us on twitter!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CerMark Can Take the Heat


Once again our materials have passed many chemical and physical testing. Here is a video demonstrating our materials with standing temperatures up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. Stay tuned for more postings in the future, take care!

Here is the YouTube link:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Metal Marking Colors from CerMark

Hello All,

Here is a sneak peek of a few pictures of art work done with our 45 watt CO2 laser. These are just some examples of what you can do with our new Metal Marking Products we will be launching. They will be on display at the ARA show in Las Vegas next week if you need a closer look. These new products work well on stainless steel with a 45 watt CO2 Laser as well as our CW 10 watt Fiber laser. They are still in developmental stages so all the proper durability testing still has not been done to them yet, we will keep you posted on the testing. The launch of these products will coincide with the ARA show this February the 25th, so they will be available to purchase after that date. More information will be available at the ARA show in Las Vegas so if you are going, Dennis and Dave meet you there to answer any questions you might have. We will be posting updates on these products and any new news we can offer as soon as possible so please stay posted.

Las Z mark

Monday, January 26, 2009

Welcome Joe Sarver!

2008 has been a very busy year for us. We have had many changes in our department and new product developments as well.

Mr. Science has left the Laser Marking Materials group. Sean Weir had a promotion as the Product Manager of the SpecTruLite line of heavy-metal-free organic inks and coatings. He is responsible for sales and marketing, managing technical service for prospective sales, and supporting Ferro's global organic glass products business. But have no fear Mr. Science fans, Sean remains in our facility and he serves as a consultant for the laser group. We wish Sean all the best with his promotion and hope he brings the same success to his new Organics group as he did with our Laser group. Since there now is an opening position that needed filling we added a new Scientist, Joe Sarver. Joe has a background in color styling & matching in inks, coatings, plastics, and fiber using organic and inorganic chromophores. His specialties are in functional applications of organic & inorganic compounds for use in the areas of laser marking and infrared reflecting technology. We feel that Joe’s special abilities will complement our group and will enable us to provide even more exciting innovations in Laser Marking in our future. Welcome to our group Joe!