November 02, 2009

Where to find holiday ideas:boys

Getting ready to start creating samples for your clients to view? Here are some ideas for the holidays that you may want to include in your product line.

Below you will find the location followed by the item title.


Project Center: ArtWelder

Learning Center: Course 12; Glass, Wood & Acrylic

Gift Ideas:

Gifts from the Project Center:

tyler glassUnique Alder Wood Frames
Black Acrylic Plaques - Photos
Glass Photo Frames


Gifts from the Learning Center:

Course 5 (you need this if you are engraving photos!)
Course 13; ideas for adding color to different substrates
Course 15; inventive ways to use engraver's plastic (Rowmark)

crosssUse these ideas to springboard and create you own unique offerings. Please share your product ideas and images with us!

Laser Spotlight

Each month we will showcase an item, product or skill from LaserU. We will give a summary of the item and provide links for more information. This month we will look at Inlays. Inlays are a great way to add variety and dimension to your laser engraved product. It can be done with many different substrates and works especially well with wood as the examples below show. The inlay can be as simple as finding a shape and rastering engraving it, to the proper depth, on the substrate and then vectoring cutting the inlaid portion to fit.


Inlays can also be more intricate and detailed in finding an image to use and need to convert and cut out the appropriate parts in finding the proper item to raster engrave and vector cut.


For more information on how the above were created, visit LaserU's Project Center and see the two Inlay lessons - one at the beginner level and one at experienced.

Please send questions and comments to

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