MATERIAL TYPES AND ENGRAVING DEPTHS:
Depending on the material the typical engraving depth is maxed out at 1/8 inch and the die cut thickness is maxed out at 1/4 inch. Types of materials we can engrave on include wood, paper and acrylic.
MAX DIMENSIONS AND ROTARY DIMENSIONS
We can engrave pieces up to 18" x 12" inches in size and 4" deep.
UNPREDICTABLE OUTCOMES - TEST FEES REQUIRED
Much of the work we do on the laser and the materials we use are unique and unpredictable. There is no way we could have tested every paper and material that comes through the door. One black paper may engrave black and another may engrave grey or green. There is no way to know without testing. So if you want to know what a specific material will do then we can certainly test it for you at a fee beginning at $75.
Laser engraving is the process of burning the material to remove layers. The deeper and darker an engraving the more residue burn there will be around the edges or sides of the material. If this is not a look you like, sometimes items can be masked off but it is a significantly higher price to do this type of work, about doubling overall cost, if not more.
ISSUES WITH LASER CUTTING - REVERSED OUT TYPE
If laser cutting out letters keep in mind reversed out type. For example, you will loose the center of an A or O when die cutting out those letters, among others, unless you put connecting points between them. The connecting point thickness will depend on the material and size we are cutting.