Which (if any) of these adjectives would you use for describing a surface that has been cut using a laser beam:
- a laser-etched surface
- a laser-engraved surface
- a laser-(something else) surface
- a something else surface
So far I have found out that etched is generally lighter and made with acid, while engrave refers to a deeper trace, usually done with some physical tool.
But in the context of lasers, I have seen both words used. Are they interchangeable, or is there some difference in nuance?