What is laser engraving?

Ok, let’s start with the basics. Laser engraving is a specialised process in which a laser beam’s focal point is computer-directed onto an object, carving a miniscule amount (up to one millimetre) away from its surface, to form a design of your choosing.

 Even though it’s sometimes confused with laser marking (they’re done with the same machine so we can see how the two may be mistaken), laser engraving is much more simple and straightforward, and doesn’t involve the changing of colours or printing.

Wooden Engraved Book Marks

What does Einstein have to do with this?

Being the Father of Invention, you may have guessed that Albert Einstein was going to feature somewhere in this synopsis. In 1917, Einstein published his theoretical findings relating to laser light. (Smart tip: LASER is actually an acronym for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission for Radiation)!

In the 1960s, scientists used these theories to discover that light created from a source can be focused on a particular point, and the energy this creates can be used to engrave a multitude of substances and objects.

So, what does all this having to do with selecting superior personalised products??

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Advantages of laser engraving

Well, all this scientific discovery bodes especially well for the future of customised gifts. There are many advantages to laser engraving. Here are some of the standouts:

Advantages of laser engraving

Well, all this scientific discovery bodes especially well for the future of customised gifts. There are many advantages to laser engraving. Here are some of the standouts:

 Precision: Laser technology allows for precise strokes that create very fine detail. This is especially beneficial in the case of complex logo designs or large amounts of information.

Computer control ensures greater accuracy than traditional engraving methods.

 Permanency: Engraving formed by laser is a permanent marking that stays on an object for a lifetime. There is also lot of graphic flexibility when it comes to laser engraving, allowing repeat marking of the same design on multiple products.

 Efficiency: Traditional engraving is time-consuming, as the materials must be carved by hand using specialised tools. Laser engraving is a relatively rapid process that doesn’t require contact with the object being engraved, meaning no wear and tear on tools or need for replacements.

 Cost Effective: Due to shorter production times and less material replacements, laser engraving is more cost-effective than many traditional engraving methods.

 Versatility: Laser engraving can be done on a large range of substances and materials including glass, wood, metal, granite and even bricks.

 Environmentally Friendly: A laser beam is all that is required to complete this complex, quality work. There are no harsh chemicals, high temperatures or harmful residues, as found in some conventional engraving processes. 

Laser Engraved Gift Pack - Chopping Board, Bottle, Coaster

Discover the latest in laser engraving

So, whether you’re after a sentimental statement piece or sourcing cut-through corporate collateral, discover the latest in laser engraving techniques with quality, customised pieces at keepitcustom.com.au