First, what is Laser Engraving & why would you use a Laser over traditional engraving?
Traditional rotary engraving uses a machine equipped with a bit to engrave the surface. It’s been around for over a hundred years. But it has limitations with materials. We use a laser which uses a very intense beam of light to transform the surface of a substrate. The term “LASER” stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers amplify light by absorbing and radiating energy. Using a concentrated energy source like CO2, energy in the form of light is transmitted through a series of mirrors. The highly concentrated beam of focused light or laser, melts or evaporates the top layer of material to reveal a contrasting color or material on the layer below.
Using our Trotec Speedy 400, 120 watt lase we are able to engrave on mat, acrylic, glass, laminates, leather, paper, plastics, stone, textile and wood. See the full list of materials we can engrave below.
We can also “mark” on stainless steel, vs. “engrave”. Using uncoated stainless steel, a black mark can be created by spraying the surface with a specially formulated liquid, lasering the image at the correct intensity and speed, then washing off the excess liquid with water will reveal a black image. The heat generated from the laser chemically bonds the applied liquid to the top layer of the stainless steel which will not scratch or wear off.
Wine Gift Boxes
Here are two different designs of wine gift boxes that are perfect for the sommelier in your life. These beautiful boxes are laser cut & engraved Baltic Birch. These boxes are suitable for a 13″ tall and 3″ diameter bottle. We can alter the box to fit a larger sized bottle just let us know what size is required.
The boxes have a couple sayings on them. The Southwestern design has “Good friends, good wine. good life” & ” Wine pairs nicely with good friends.” The Classic design has an Italian Blessing on one side and “Good friends, good wine. good life” on the other.
These Boxes sell for $30/each, or we can personalize these boxes with names, logos, or a special message for an additional $10/each.
Also shown in the photo is a wine tool gift set with a custom engraved top which is $45. These too can be personalized for $10 more a piece.
Contact us for more details.