Photo laser engraving is a great way to turn your pictures into personalized and functional objects. Bring your pictures into a new dimension with photo laser engraving!
We’re always looking for excuses to play with lasers, and laser engraving is a great place to start. The basics of the process are easy to understand – laser engraving is the process of carving a design into an object using a concentrated beam of energy. The laser acts like a knife does when you whittle something but is much more precise since it’s guided by a machine instead of human hands. It also produces much less waste because of its precision.
Both of these properties make laser engraving ideal for transferring photos to another surface. You don’t lose the important details that make photos the perfect records of your best moments with laser engraving. Plus, you have a huge variety of materials to choose from, including plastics, wood, glass, stone, and metals, which makes the process a popular way to create art and jewelry. It’s just a simple step up to laser engraving your photos in the same way.
Lasers engraving has a lot of industrial applications, as well. It acts in the same way, as a precision carving tool that helps with detail work such as cutting internal lenses for machines and adding an image directly onto printing plates to avoid film. Laser engraving has revolutionized all areas of photo reproduction. Read on to take advantage of its ease of use and powerful effect!
Laser engraving has a lot of advantages as a way to work with your photos:
You’ve got a lot of options here. Be aware that they all accept engraving differently and you should adjust accordingly depending on what you use.
Laser engraving your photos is a simple process, but it does require a few specialized tools and materials. Here’s what you need to get started:
If you’re looking for a laser engraving machine, make sure to check out our article on the best laser engravers. And if that selection still isn’t enough, here are a few additional options:
Now that we’ve prepped you, it’s time to get to the fun part: playing with lasers! And don’t worry, laser engraving your photos takes a lot less time and effort than blowing up the moon. Here are the steps:
Now that you know the basics, here are a few ways to make sure laser engraving your photos goes smoothly for you.
If you can’t or don’t want to buy your own machine, you can find a number of services that will laser engrave your photos for you if you send them your files and their fees. Here are a few we recommend:
Congratulations on your new skills in laser engraving photographs. Go ahead and make yourself an award with your face on it – you deserve it!
Feature image source: Laser Cutting Labs
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