Laser’s are amazing for engraving – the accuracy of using lasers means that the engraving is perfect every time with no imperfections.
Our industry-leading laser machine has an engraving accuracy of 0.2mm and an engraving speed of 860mm/s – ranking our machine in the top tier of machines worldwide.

Below are some examples.

Wood Engraving

Wood engraving is one of the more popular applications for the laser because it encompasses so many different applications: Company logo’s, corporate branding, art, plaques and signage, Skateboards, decorative products, gifts and more…

Are you looking to engrave a piece of wood?

Using our years of experience and expert know-how we can engrave your piece of wood to exactly to your specifications.

Are you looking for engraving but don’t have a piece of wood?

We are also able to source many different types of woods for our customers in a variety of shapes to suit any application – so we’ll find the perfect piece for you! Just get in touch and we can provide photo’s of suitable pieces.

Can I engrave all strains of wood?

The laser works extremely well with all woods, from MDF to exotic hardwoods. Each produces a different quality when engraved. Various depths can also be achieved when laser engraving wood. This is controlled by the the setting we apply to the laser and will differ which each and every piece of wood to achieve the perfect effect.

What about sap or grain?

Wood is an imperfect material and must be treated as such. The density across even a single plank differs and this can affect the engraving. In our experience it just adds to the piece however – as is seen in the pictures to the right. Once we know what type of wood you are looking to engrave we can advise on if we need to avoid the sap and grain, or even if we can work it into your piece to give a better effect.

Acrylic Engraving

Acrylic is arguably the most widely used material in the laser engraving industry today. It is also known as Perspex which is one of the most respected acrylic manufacturers. For this reason, we only stock Perspex® because it’s made to such a high quality.

What are the different types of Acrylic?

There are two types of acrylic – extruded and cast.

Extruded Acrylic – This is made by pushing liquid acrylic into a substrate which allows the chemical process to take place and thus forms acrylic. This cuts well and is slightly cheaper than cast acrylic, but does not engrave as well. If you do not require engraving we would advise using Extruded Acrylic over Cast.

Cast Acrylic – Generally accepted to be of higher quality than extruded – cast acrylic is made by setting liquid acrylic in a mould which it then forms in. Cast acrylic comes clear and when engraved a frosted layer appears on the acrylic turning the engraved areas white. For this reason the rear is usually engraved allowing the engraving to be protected and the front of the acrylic easily cleaned.

Glass Engraving

Glass engraving / etching with a CO2 laser produces a beautiful frosted effect.

You can etch custom logos, text and any other artwork onto either flat sheets of glass or cylindrical glass objects. Perfect for bespoke signage or branding a batch of glass objects.

Can I engrave glass bottles or round objects?

We have a rotary attachment for our machine which allows cylindrical objects to be engraved – just get in touch to state your requirements and we will endeavour to meet them.

Metal Engraving

Laser engraving metal is a durable and legible way of marking many metal materials. Different processes are used depending on the type of metal being engraved;

Treated metals – anodized, lacquered, spray veneered

If the metal has been pre-treated or coated the laser will engrave away this top coating to reveal the metal finish below. Different treated metals will produce different effects.

Bare surface metals – compound engraving

If engraving a non-treated metal the C02 laser will not mark the surface well. In this case we use the compound-marking method. A chemical layer is sprayed onto the metal. When the laser comes in contact with the chemical it is fixed to the material resulting in permanent black marks.

Custom Engraving

We also offer bespoke engraving.

Since a laser effectively burns the substrate in a very controlled manner by tweaking the settings of the laser we can engrave anything you wish. Just get in touch!

Laser cutting and engraving services based in Derby, UK.
  • Unit 8 Wetherby Business Park, Wetherby Road, Derby, DE24 8HL
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