Laser Engraving Salford Manchester

Laser Cutting And Engraving


Wood (MDF/Plywood)
Some woods laser cut extremely well. The laser leaves a slightly dark to dark edge on
the wood, this is removed by wiping or slightly sanding the edges.
The main woods we use are MDF and Birch plywood. We use laser quality birch ply, this contains a lighter resin glue than industrial plywood giving a better overall finish.


Acrylic/ Plastics
Most plastics laser cut very well, we can laser cut up to 10mm thick acrylic, leaving a polished finish on the edges that requires very little if any final machining.


Paper and card laser cut beautifully, we tend to use 300gsm card as this gives the best results, we can make wedding invites and paper cut art.


We use A4 6mm thick laserable grey rubber to produce rubber stamps, 6mm enables us to get more depth and detail than with the standard 3mm.


We use 300gsm Mylar film for stencils, it is very hard wearing, washable and reusable.

Laser Engraving

Wood laser engraves really well and different effects can be achieved by painting the wood first and very lightly engraving the painted surface to reveal the wood texture.
MDF and Birch plywood give good results.

Metal cannot be directly laser engraved with a Co2 laser, so the surface is first painted with a special emulsion paste which, when dried and lasered gives a very sharp and permanent black image. Adonised aluminium also engraves well as the different coloured surfaces reveal the base silver colour through th engraved layer.


Plastics also laser engrave and cut very well, clear acrylic gives very detailed effect when laser engraved. Also two core acrylics ( these are sheets of coloured acrylic with a very thin different coloured top layer) the top layer is engraved to reveal the base colour giving a very detailed image.

Marble, Granite and Ceramic Tiles

All of the above laser engrave with great detail

Photographs can be laser engraved into glass, wood, and plastic. Ceramic tiles also produce god results when laser engraved. The best results are achieved from high resolution images with a resolution of 300DPI and above.