6 Tips to Take Advantage of Laser Marking Technology
Lasers used to be huge devices that were found in hospitals, laboratories and industrial buildings. Now, they are small enough that you can actually have one at home or in your business and it can make your life easier. Every company should own a laser marking system; it will help you brand your product line, as well as have them engraved to ensure their uniqueness. Here are 6 excellent benefits that laser marking technology can bring to your business.
Many of the items you see for sale in the shops which have something engraved on them have been done via a laser. A small, home laser can engrave almost any metal. All you require is a laser and a home engraving kit. Personalized jewelry or decoration scan be made quickly and easily. These make perfect gifts or delightful ornaments. The items you engrave could be things that you usually sell within your business but now have more personal messages on them.
In the modern age many people need to back up their computers regularly. Although this is possible via the cloud or a memory stick it is sometimes easier or necessary to do this to a CDR. The inscriber function on your computer will enable you to etch the name of the disc, or the file names or even a picture directly onto the top of your disc. This will solve the problem of having a disc without a case and not knowing what is on it.
# Security markings
As crime has become more prevalent it is normal to see everyday equipment with tags showing their model number and serial number. The idea is that if your equipment gets stolen you will be able to confirm it is yours – provided it is found. Of course, thieves get round this by pulling the tag off and replacing it with another. A better alternative is to use a home laser engraving kit and mark your equipment with your name, the serial number and the model number. It should be located somewhere that is a permanent part of the equipment. This approach has also been known to reduce your household and business insurance.
Not all laser markers can etch onto plastic but if yours is sensitive enough then it can be used to protect many more items in your home. Televisions, DVD players, music systems and games systems are all made of plastic. If you are able to mark all of these with your name and their serial number you will greatly increase the chance of having them returned. It can also help to advertise that you use these security markings as this may deter someone from taking your belongings in the first place. This can be especially useful in a place of business where the loss of valuable equipment can have a major detrimental effect on the business.
# 3-D Laser Printing
3-D printing has come a long way in a short space of time. It has featured in the news on several occasions and huge printers have been used to create a house. However you may not realize that it is possible to purchase a 3-D printer for your home. These printers are small and lightweight. Although they do cost a few thousand dollars the investment could be well worthwhile as the products you produce can be sold around the world. All printed items are plastic and will not break easily.
Your laser engraving kit can also be used to create rubber stamps. These can have any writing you wish on them and could be a novelty item to sell. Equally a stamp which has your business name and contact details can be an exceptionally useful tool when displaying your goods at exhibitions or even in a store. Stamping your details makes the business look more professional and you can choose where to place the stamp to ensure maximum return on your investment.
As you can see laser marking technology can be used for multiple purposes. Whether you would like to purchase a system for your own personal use or you want it for your business, it’s definitely a good idea for your business to invest in one too.