I'll try and hit a few of the replies...
1) Actually, the black industrial ano has the dullest white lasering. The color anos laser a visibly more vibrant white. You do, however, sometimes have an almost imperceptable hint of the ano color in the white. Some reds laser to a VERY SLIGHT pink tinge in the white.
2) Yes, I'm certainly happy to offer this to any Excalibur/Viking owner. Actually, ANY marker owners, it just happens I'm for some reason partial to the Excalibur/Vikings... (grinning)
I'll post here as soon as I have the pricing posted on the Laser Specialties, Inc. website. My site is being rebuilt, tailored to the paintball market. I'll say I'm trying the "make it affordable, and they will come" approach. However, I don't want to offend anyone by posting them in this forum. If you want them emailed to you, email me asking for them. email@example.com
3) I'll post a shot of the actual lasering in progress from the next one I do. It's a 100 watt CO2 infared laser system. WAY OVERKILL for doing ano work (100 watts will cut though 1/2 inch hardwood in one pass). You only need 10 watts to adequately laser ano. You're actually simply bleaching the pigment in the metal to white, rather than removing it.
I'll post some more Excalibur samples as I get them done. Hey Dan... I need a Viking to sample... any thoughts?