February 02, 2009
Coming in March! When you log into LaserU in March it will have a different look. We are in the process (and have been for two months already) of updating the "behind the scenes" workings of LaserU. Your account will work just the same on the new site and it will be the same web address. The inside of LaserU will look cleaner and run smoother. All of the information will be in the same location! You won't have to learn a new site or navigation system. The main reason for the change is just to update how LaserU runs with new technology.

Laser Spotlight

Each month we showcase an item, product or skill from LaserU. We give a summary of the item and provide links for more information. This month we will look at Color Fills. For more information you can see Course 6 Lessons 4 & 6 and Course 7 Lessons 4 & 6.

The process of color filling has been often elusive over the years. New materials have become available that make the process more reliable on a wide variety of substrates. The basic idea is to laser engrave a base material to create a recessed area. The recessed area is then filled with a liquid color and the top surface wiped clean to remove any extra color to create a professional addition to any engraved product.

Excellent results can be achieved by learning which base materials are compatible with different color fill materials to create a finished product that is affordable with minimal effort.

Color Adds Value
The process of adding color to laser has become increasing simple with the availability of specially formulated products. Customers like the special look of gold, silver and rich colors on their gifts products and will pay for the added brilliance. Sometimes just adding black to an engraved product can help the detail the laser produces to stand out like never before.

Color Fills
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For more information on how the above were created, visit LaserU's Learning Center and see Course 6 Lessons 4 & 6 and Course 7 Lessons 4 & 6.

Please send questions and comments to laseru@laserbits.com

See you next month with our next The Laser Engraver Newsletter.