Laser Engraving is a process used to give products an unique design or a personal touch. Examples include a sports trophy engraved with the winnersname, ballpoint pens engraved with a company logo or a component that is marked with serial number and batch number for tracability. These are typical laser engraving applications. The big advantage: Laser engraving allows virtually any design to be engraved onto different materials.
When laser engraving, the material is strongly heated by the laser beam. Depending on the exposure time, a contrast can be created as the colour changes, or the material evaporates or burns. The achieved laser engraving result is permanent and very resistant to abrasion.
Laser engraving is as simple as printing. The first step is to create the layout for the engraving in your preferred graphics program (eg. CorelDraw, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InkScape, etc.). Then send the graphic to the laser using the printer driver. At the push of a button, your material is laser engraved or laser cut using the stored settings.