CO2 Laser Engraving

You’ve probably heard of laser engraving, but did you know that there are different types of engraving methods and machines that are better suited to certain products? Here we will look at the ins and outs of C02 laser engraving.

The finer details of C02 laser engraving

C02 laser engraving involves burning a logo into a product by removing the top layer of the item to expose the second layer. This branding method can replicate original logos with great accuracy and in minute detail with subtle yet impressive results. It is a permanent and professional way to brand materials such as cork, glass, leather and wood.

What’s the difference between C02 laser engraving and fiber laser engraving?

A fiber laser is known as a solid state laser. It produces an intensity that can be up to 100 times higher than that of a C02 laser. This doesn’t make a fiber laser better than a C02 laser, it just means it is better suited to engraving metal and high-contrast plastic.

C02 laser engraving is more popular than fiber laser engraving, because of the fast turnaround time and the high-quality it produces. This type of engraving is used on anything from packaging materials, to electrical appliances, PVC pipes, building materials and more, but here at Creative Brands we’ve got so many more exciting product uses for it.

Products that brand beautifully with C02 engraving

C02 laser engraving is suited to a large range of materials – from AB Grade ceramic, cork and wood, to glass, plastic, foils, leather and stone – meaning you have a vast selection of corporate gifts and promotional merchandise to choose from if you want to custom-brand with this method.

Here are some of our top picks:

Why choose to brand with C02 laser engraving

We’re big fans of custom-branding corporate gifts or promo products (a personal and practical gift is, after all, the most effective) and laser engraving has a special place in our hearts because of its ability to increase the perceived value of your promotional product or corporate gift. It’s an affordable method of branding, but it makes your product look more professional (and expensive) – a win-win in our books.

It’s also a super durable form of branding (your branding will last a lifetime!) and so versatile.

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