This type of mark is created by aggressively burning the surface of the material. Depending on the substrate, the mark will vary in color from medium brown to black or black/grey. The surface of the material will feel rough to the touch and feature areas of rise and fall of material.
This type of mark is created by frosting the surface of the material at high speeds. This usually results in a bright or white colored mark. It may have a slight texture to the touch, but the surface or coating penetration is minimal if none at all.
This type of mark is created by removing the surface coating of a material, such as burning the anodized layer off of aluminum. This usually results in a bright or white colored mark when contrasted with the coating. The mark is relatively smooth with minimum surface penetration.
This type of mark is created by applying a large amount of heat to the surface of the material while minimizing the aggressiveness of the mark. The result is a solid black mark with a smooth surface finish. This type of marking is very common for aesthetic parts.
Like black annealing, this type of mark is created by applying a specific amount of heat to the surface the material. The result also depends on many other factors such as the material type, surface finish, etc. This type of marking can only be done on stainless steel and titanium, and it's quite difficult to get the same exact color on different materials or parts.
This type of process is created by removing material to create a mark that has depth. The resulting mark has an embossed look. The mark depth can vary from minimum to extreme depending on the time allowed for the marking process.
This type of mark is intended for plastics and it is obtained by burning the surface of plastic in a controlled manner. This usually results in white, tan or dark colored mark depending on the plastic. The mark is relatively smooth with minimized surface penetration.