Engraving wood with a laser produces stunning results. Logos, text, clip art and photos are all suitable – lasers are so accurate – each tiny detail is engraved perfectly.
Traditional brass plaques have in recent years fallen out of favour due to the constant problem of cleaning and the high cost of production. Wood is a more natural alternative, requiring less maintenance and costs are significantly reduced. For garden or woodland settings, we often use oak, rustic birch-bark or other native hard woods. Laser engraved wooden signs are easily read whilst blending beautifully into the natural habitat. Wood is a greener alternative to plastic or metal and will decay in time back to the earth leaving virtually no carbon footprint.
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Paler woods give a good contrast to the engraved area which appears dark against the lighter background. Maple, Alder and Beech are especially valued for their uniform close grain and consistently fine finish. Ash, Cherry, Oak, Rubber wood, Mahogany and Birch are also prized for their beauty.
Some soft woods engrave well too and give a varied and interesting texture to the engraved area. We are always happy to run tests on woods that we have not tried before.
Timber is so versatile that we can use it to create a wide range of products:- Decorative items for presentations, key fobs, informational signs or perhaps to highlight a special place or mark a unique occasion – each item will be totally individual and personal.
Wooden boxes, kitchen items, cheeseboards, photo frames are all suitable for engraving. We stock a varied range of wooden pieces and we’d love to help make your idea a reality and create something totally unique and personal just for you. Please use our contacts page for assistance with your unique idea.