Laser systems can be used to customize products for a wide range of applications and industries, including: award and wood engraving, signage and gun stock checkering. The systems can range in price from a few thousand to tens of thousands, depending on the speed (stepper vs. servo motors), engraving table size and laser wattage, and offer a repeatability of ±0.0005 inch.

Lasers can work like a printer, which means that many graphic programs can be used effectively with the machine. Simply set up the page in the computer, import the image and/or add text and have the computer set to print to the laser. Choose the laser parameters and the media, then select the file/design at the laser. Once the item to be engraved is placed in the laser, select Go and the job will proceed.

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