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5 Questions to Tinking Of Buying A Laser Engraver
Laser engravers are a useful tool and it makes sense to purchase one if you use it often enough. If you are considering buying a laser engraver, there are many things that you need to think about. There are a number of options to choose from and there are good reasons to choose one. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each of the laser engraver before you decide to purchase. Here are some questions that you should ask yourself before you decide to purchase a laser engraver.
1. How Often Will I Use It?
If you only plan on using the laser once in a while, it may not be the best option to purchase a laser engraver. It may be more cost-effective for you to simply rely on a professional laser engraving service to manage your project. With a professional service, you can just have the company manage your projects for you and you can trust that it will be done properly. However, if you are planning on using your engraver very often, you have to decide which one is best for the kinds of project that you will be working on.
2. Is a Laser Engraver Difficult to Learn How to Use?
If you are worried about learning how to use a laser engraver, that shouldn’t prevent you from buying a laser marking machine. You can use many different kinds of design software with laser, so you may not need to learn how to use a new design software in order to use the machine. Once the system and the laser engraver has been set up it is simple to understand how to use.
3. What Materials Will I Be Engraving?
It’s extremely useful because of the variety of materials that they can engrave. You should think about the different projects that you will be working on and the materials that you are engraving before you choose which laser machine you wish to purchase. Both the Desktop fiber laser and the CO2 Laser engraver have the ability to engrave many different types of materials. Here are the many different materials that can be engraved with a laser engraver.
Metal – Laser engraving on metal can be used for key chains, jewelry, gifts, name tags, and many other applications. The engraving is exact and can be extremely precise. You can use either the Desktop Laser Engraver and the CO2 Laser Engraver to engrave many different types of metals.
Plastic and Rubber – The benefit of using laser engravers instead of a traditional engraver is that you can very precisely engrave plastic without needing to worry about melting the plastic. The CO2 Laser Engraver is the best option for anyone who is planning on engraving on plastic or rubber.
Glass or Crystal – Since glass and crystal are so brittle, they cannot be engraved with a traditional engraver. With a laser engraving machine, you can get permanent, precise engravings that are perfect for awards, trophies, or even wine glasses. The CO2 Laser is the best option for engraving on glass.
Paper – Using a laser to cut paper is an excellent use of a laser engraver. It can be used to create invitations, artwork, and other creative uses. A laser engraving machine can make custom cuts and designs. The Desktop fiber laser and the CO2 Laser Engraver can both be used to engrave paper.
4. Are There Any Materials that Should Not Be Engraved?
This is something that you definitely need to know before you begin doing engraving. You want to make sure that you are not using the laser marking machine on anything that could potentially damage what you are trying to engrave. Also, certain things could react with the laser and they could be harmful to you. For example, when PVC is cut with a CO2 laser, it can create hydrochloric acid and toxic fumes which are dangerous for you, and less importantly, will corrode the laser itself. It is important for you to discuss this with the company that you purchase the laser engraving machine from to ensure that you only engrave what is safe and best for you and the laser engraver.
5. What Size of a Laser Engraver Do I Need?
While both the Desktop Laser Engraver and the CO2 Laser Engraver have a compact design, the size of the laser engraver depends on the projects that you will be working on. You will need an engraver that will easily fit in your office space or workshop but will be large enough to handle the projects that you will be working on. If you are working on extremely large projects, you may want to use a professional service. However, if you are working on smaller projects, then either the Desktop fiber laser or the CO2 Laser Engraver will be an excellent option.