Laser Engraving

for creative & engineering

We offer the largest area laser engraving service in Europe. Materials up to 3000mm x 2000mm can be processed allowing you freedom to be creative and really expand your ideas

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Laser Engraving

for creative & engineering

Laser Engraving is not just for the arty types. We do a lot of engineering work ranging from instrument panels to barcodes on machined parts. Don't forget we can also laser cut so a stainless instrument panel is a one stop purchase

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Laser Engraving

for creative & engineering

Laser engraving doesn't have to be intricate to be amazing. Sometimes it's the simple designs that really make an impression. Although if you want fancy we'll give you fancy!

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Which materials can we laser engrave?

Laser engrave is excellent at processing many different materials. We’ve listed some of the more common materials below but if you have a specific requirement just ask

Metals

We use different laser technology depending on the material to be engraved. With some metals...

Wood

We can laser engrave on almost any type of wood, MDF or Ply. Photographic quality images up ...

Plastic

We can laser engrave lots of different plastics but the most popular by far is acrylic (Plex...

Other Materials

From Carbon Fibre to Glass to Cork - we have most things covered. Get in touch with your enq...

Did you know we can also do laser cutting?

Yes thats right, not only are we experts in laser engraving but we can do laser cutting too and we specialise in combining these techniques for ultimate efficiency and new creativity,

Which industries use laser engraving?

Laser engraving is such a flexible manufacturing process it's difficult to give a comprehensive list, but here’s just a few

Decorative Panels

With a 3000mm x 2000mm laser engraving area there's not much we can't do for you.

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Engineering

We can laser engrave anything from id marking on a pre-machined component to thousands of in...

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Art & Custom Design

Be as creative as you want - our laser engraving service can cope with almost anything you c...

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Sign & Display

Sometimes you need something different to stand out from the crowd. A laser engraved POS sys...

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Promotional & Seasonal Items

Need to get your brand out there? We really can help you create something different that sta...

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What is laser engraving?

Laser Engraving has become an integral process in industries ranging from display through design to heavy engineering.

How does laser engraving work?

Laser Engraving (or Laser Etching) is a surface technology. The laser interacts with different types of material in different ways:

For Organic Materials such as Wood the laser burns the surface of the material, almost like a very accurate branding iron. The depth can be varied and 3D effects can be created.

For Polymers such as Acrylic the laser vapourises part of the surface, changing its appearance. 3D effects can be created, but not as successfully as with Organic Materials.

For Metals the normal method of marking is to use a YaG laser to alter the structure of the material surface. Coated metals are different - for example with painted brass we remove the paint, with anodised aluminium we change the colour of the anodised surface.

For Natural Materials such as Granite and Stone the laser actually causes tiny fractures in the surface, and this results in a textural and contrast difference with the surrounding material. We can only do 2D engraving with these materials.

Laser Engraving can work in two different ways - we can Raster Engrave or Vector Engrave.

Raster Engraving uses a raster-based image such as a JPG and the laser treats this as one big piece of Art. To recreate this image the laser scans back and forth over the material and fires the power proportionate to the depth of greyscale in the image - black areas receive maximum laser power, white areas do not get engraved, the shades between the two get a varying amount of laser power. This allows us to create photographic images and 3D effects up to a resolution of around 600dpi. Raster Engraving is possible up to a maximum size of 3,000 x 2,000mm.

Vector Engraving is very different - it uses a vector-based file such as an Illustrator or Autocad file and the laser in effect follows the lines. The laser power is not variable, it switches on at the start of the line and switches off at the end therefore there is no varying the depth or the effect. The only difference between Vector Laser Engraving and Laser Cutting is power - if we set the laser power too high when engraving we’ll cut the material; if we set the power too low when cutting we’ll engrave! We can Vector Engrave up to 3,000 x 2,000mm work area.

Laser engraving showcase...

Take a look at some of the work we have done from some truley inspiring designers

If you can design it, we’ll produce it

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Ready to get started?

Get your project off the ground today with our simple 3 step process

Tell us about your job

First up we’ll need to know some details about your job. How detailed is it? What size and materials do you require? How many do you need?

We’ll give you a quote

A member of our team will contact you (usually the same day) to discuss requirements in more detail and will then give you a quote for the job.

We’ll create your order

Our skill is interpretting your design, and using one of our 6 lasers we will turn your ideas into a finished quality product.

Why we’re leaders in our industry

Technology, expertise, capacity and culture, combined to create the best.

Technology

We use the very latest laser cutting and laser engraving machines

Top Quality

Top Quality

Nothing leaves our production line unless it’s absolutely perfect

Bespoke

Bespoke

We work with you to make your ideas become reality

Service

Service

Setting new standards in the world of engineering and design is our top priority.

On Time

On Time

Client deadline looming? Just let us know and we’ll do our best for you

On Budget

On Budget

If we give you a price, we’ll stick to it, with no hidden extras

Don’t just take our word for it...

Thanks for the speedy work, and the quality-control – I wish there were more guys like you out there!

Jim Douglas - Senior Hire Production Engineer - Autograph Sound Recording