Laser at work: Acrylic letters step-by-step
By Doug Bergstrom
Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016
There’s a big need for — and a market for — dimensional letters and graphics, yet it’s a type of work that some shops do very little of, or outsource. Our laser engraver/cutter lets us produce dimensional graphics in-house, opening up new markets for us and giving us a broader range of graphics to offer our customers.
This project is a good example. We do a lot of graphics for convenience stores, inside and out. This is exactly the type of work we bought the laser for. It’s a hassle if you have to wait for outsourced letters when you’re dealing with tight deadlines. Or if you crack a letter, which happens, you have to wait for replacement, rather than just having the laser cut another.
Most of the work we do with the laser is cutting out letters, but we’ve dabbled in other work like awards and trophies. We just did 200 keychains for a customer, and several plaques for another, but most of the time it’s cutting out letters.