Laser engraving is the process of engraving an object using a laser. This process does not require any contact to be made with the item that is being engraved. This is advantageous over other types of engraving processes because in a contact-engraving process, the bit or other type of engraving tool must be replaced when it becomes dull. There is no need for retooling when using laser engraving. Because laser engravers are cnc machines, software settings merely need to be changed to start a radically different laser engraving application.
Laser Photo Engraving
Laser engraving machines quickly enable ornate engravings to be created at a high quality and level of detail that was previously unattainable. Memorable and special photographs can now be engraved in a variety of mediums with a laser. Laser photo engraving is a great way to create home decorations, plaques, and works of art.
Laser Engraving Software
Universal Laser Systems has software specifically made for laser photo engraving. This software is named 1-Touch Laser Photo. 1-Touch Laser Photo quickly empowers the user to prepare an image for laser engraving on a variety of materials at optimum settings. First, the image is opened in the software. Next the image is sized to the same size as the material to be engraved. Third, the material is chosen from a drop down list and the appropriate filter is applied to the photo. Finally, the filtered image is engraved onto the material.