Engrave This: 7 laser engraved items to get you thinking

Baking pan for my momWhat can you do with a laser engraver? Quite a lot. If you ask a laser engraving designer they may have trouble giving you a short list. They can tell you of the multitude of materials that can be engraved and the variety of products that can be customized and personalized with a laser engraver. But what can it do for you? How can laser engraving help you?

Here is a list of 7 products that will get you thinking about laser engraving:

1) Wedding gift

In a post on my personal blog I wrote about wedding gifts standing the test of time and how laser engraving can turn that gift of a nice bottle of wine into a memorable gift that will remind the recipient for years to come.  In a similar theme, One Passion Place offers a unique wedding gift; a laser engraved bottle with a message inside.  You can get a stock message engraved on the bottle or create your own.  The message will also be printed on a piece of vellum and placed in the bottle.  Truly a one-of-a-kind gift idea.

2) Wood name tags

Want to make a great first impression?  A creatively designed name tag will help you reach your goal.  Check out WoodenNameTags.com for some great examples of quality work and designs

3) iPhone and other electronic personalization

Almost everyone has an iPhone. What can you do to stand out in a crowd and know for sure which phone is yours?  Get an iPhone tattoo from HiTechTattoos.  They specialize in personalization of electronic devices including iPhones, iPads, laptops and an assortment of other products.  Check out their Etching Pictures page to see some of their work.  Fantastic

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5)  Creative and unique writing instruments

A well made, hand turned wood pens are a pleasure to write with.  They are a stark contrast to the plain mass produced pens with their exotic woods and craftsmanship.  Kallenshaan Woods has done an outstanding job pioneering the use of laser engraving and cutting in the wood pen industry.  The designs that are possible are truly amazing and the results will make everyone envious of your pen.

6) Children’s puzzles

Accuracy is very important in puzzles for all the pieces to fit correctly.  Most companies use dies to cut jigsaw puzzles, but that is only cost effective for mass produced puzzles or common shapes.  Laser engravers do a great job cutting puzzles from wood due to their accuracy and repeatability.  George Luck is an award winning puzzle designer and his puzzles are wonderful.  Some are multilayer and all are spectacular.  Check out the American Puzzle Company for a look at some puzzles designed by George Luck.  You’ll be glad you did.

7) Awards and trophies

Probably the most common use of laser engraving is in the award industry.  With a laser engraver, trophies and awards can be created from acrylic, wood, aluminum, and a variety of other materials.  Here is a great example of a laser engraved acrylic trophy from Northwest Gifts.

I hope this list gave you a good idea of what laser engraving has to offer. If you have any questions about any of these applications or laser engraving in general, please send me an email and I will help in any way I can.

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