Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few of the most common questions we answer related to our services.
If you have any other, please fill in the Contact Form here.

Q: What types of lasers do you operate?
A: We operate 2 types, a CO2 and a Fiber laser. The fiber is used for metal items including jewelry, knives and related.

Q: Can a CO2 laser engrave metal?
A: CO2 lasers cannot penetrate the metal surface but can remove an anodized coating or fuse a coating material called Cermark to stainless steel.

Q: Do you engrave knives?
A: Yes, we have personalized a wide range and designs of knives. We are working on sword engraving at the moment.

Q: Do you laser engrave wood?
A: Yes, We recommend baltic birch because it provides a nice contrast and is reasonably priced.
(And we keep it in stock – all other wood must be ordered.)
Our other favorite is walnut. but we can also cut and engrave basswood, cherry, maple, and alder as shown below.
We can also engrave bamboo.

Q: Do you engrave jewelry?
A: We engrave watch backs, bracelets. Call and we can discuss your project.

Q: What do you charge?
A: Prices vary based on the item and complexity of the design to be engraved. Fill in our Contact Form and we can discuss your project.
We do charge a file set up fee on all jobs to cover the time it takes to prepare your file for production.
If you do not have an existing design, we can also add your logo and text to a basic template at no additional charge.
Or if you would like us to create a unique, custom design for you, we charge a fixed cost that includes one round of revisions.

Q: What materials can you engrave or cut with a CO2 laser?
A: The following materials can be engraved and cut by our laser engraving machine: 

  • Acrylic

  • Cork

  • Fabric

  • Leather

  • Matte Board

  • Paper

  • Pressboard

  • Rubber

Q: What materials can be engraved, but not cut?
A: The following materials can be engraved, but not cut:

  • Ceramic

  • Glass

  • Marble

  • Tile

  • Tortillas

  • Some coated metals including Anodized Aluminum* and Stainless Steel*.

* Bare metals must be coated with a metal marking solution. (Only metals with a plastic coating, anodized surface or etchable covering can be used with the laser.)