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METAL ETCHING

  METAL ETCHING A CO2 laser beam is not easily absorbed on specific types of metals as it tends to reflect. In fact until recently metal marking on tools, parts, and other metals was only possible by using the more expensive YAG or fiber laser systems. However, today even a low powered laser engraver (60W or less) is enough to engrave, etch or positively mark metals that have been painted or coated with a metal…

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RUBBER STAMPS

RUBBER STAMPS Laser engraving machines offers a much more efficient and precise solution for stamp making.  Creating personal or professional rubber stamps are ideal for duplicating messages or designs. Stamp making can be used for erasers or for duplicating professional marks, logos, and addresses but also for fun and innovative art work whether it be for personal use or gift making. You can purchase no-odor laser rubber sheets specifically formulated for laser engraving. The result…

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GLASS ETCHING

GLASS ETCHING A CO2 laser engraver is not engraving glass as much as it is actually etching or marking it. In recent years glass etching has become a growing and in demand CO2 application. Laser machines are ideal for handling and creating beautiful clean etched glass designs since they are less expensive, offer more flexibility, considerably faster, and easy to manipulate. Also, compared to traditional glass engraving techniques like mechanical engraving or sandblasting marking glass…

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ACRYLIC & PLASTIC

ACRYLIC & PLASTIC One of the more popular materials for laser cutters and engravers is cast or extruded acrylic. Due to its physical properties acrylic can be shaped, cut, and then utilized across a whole host of applications. With brilliant pigment colors that are often formulated into acrylic, laser cutting colored acrylic eliminates the need for painting and decreases overall production costs. The material almost acts like a sponge enabling even a lower powered CO2…

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WOOD ENGRAVING

WOOD ENGRAVING Wood is an attractive matrial to laser cut or engrave due to good surface discoloration as well as the increased depth compared to other materials. Grayscale images and photos look beautiful (mouse over images below) when etched into most hard or soft wood surfaces. Boss Laser machines are ideally suited for laser engraving or cutting wood.  Lasers offer the woodworking, and interior design industry greater precision, creativity, and efficiency with their custom design…

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LEATHER ENGRAVING

LEATHER ENGRAVING Laser etching or engraving leather surfaces produces a debossed effect that offers a noticeably clean, dark contrast to the surrounding leather. The imprint a laser leaves works by burning or evaporating the surface. You can further increase the depth of the leather engraving by decreasing the travel speed of the laser. Using a laser cutter or engraver versus a cutting plotter gives you a sharp, sealed edge that is hard for plotters to…

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ENGRAVED GIFTS

Everyone appreciates customizable or personlized gifts. CO2 laser machines enable you to permanently laser engrave or etch photos, images, logos, keepsakes on all types of material surfaces whether as a hobby or for profit. laser cut stationary If you’re looking to start your own business, using a laser cutter within the custom engraved gift industry is a niche that offers almost a limitless income potential for both online and brick and mortar businesses. Currently the…

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