Month: April 2012

Laser engraving uses lasers to mark or engrave objects. It is a very exact process and can be very technical. Often, the process requires a computer. The computer system would be used to drive the laser head.How Does Laser Engraving Work?

Most laser engraving work is done by a laser engraving machine. The machine has a laser, surface and a controller.

There are three types of engraving machines.

The most commonly used one is the X-Y table. This table is stationary and the laser moves in an X and Y fashion to do the drawing. Sometimes, there are exceptions. Then the engraving machine is used specifically for odd-shaped surfaces, in the promotional products world there are many odd shaped branded items!

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Over the years I’ve found a few amazingly useful resources and methods that help me to create decent artwork from jpgs word documents and even scans of business cards.  If your a designer like me then you will know how bad artwork you receive can sometimes be. I remember a great cartoon from Digital Arts Magazine that depicted a boss asking his designer to photoshop a 1x1pixel logo into a logo.  It’s never been that bad from me but it’s been close.

Anyway I have compiled a logo redraw cheatsheet for you to use as a good reference point.

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What are Origination Costs?

We get asked this one all the time so I thought I would go into finer detail about what origination costs are.  We don’t charge directly charge any of our clients origination fees or setup costs.  We prefer to give you the final unit cost of your products to save any confusion.  We do however have to pay setup/origination fees to our factories/printers when we print your job.  Therefore the charges do relate to your final unit cost from us…

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I have decided to start accepting random pitches for guest posts on this site. We have a lot on content on our Blog that is useful, but at the same time some that is not so useful. Over the next year or so I intend to remove the not so useful articles and replace them with excellent content. I will continue to post my own blogs on the site.

Since I know the way many bloggers think, I am going to set down a few guidelines that I ask you to adhere to. Failure to adhere to these will result in me rejecting your post. Also, I reserve the right to not publish a post if I do not think that the quality is up to par with the other articles on this site.


Your post MUST be around the topics of…

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