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Laser Engraving, CO2 laser


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Advanced Waterjet and Engraving has the capabilities to engrave many different materials using their Universal CO2 35watt laser. The working area is 18" x 32" and can handle materials up to 12" thick. The laser can cut material, some up to 1/4" thick, but is most used for engraving on wood, acrylic, paper, cork, anodized aluminum, glass, leather, vinyl, rubber, and stone.


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Here is a wonderful piece of leather cutting we did for a costuming company and is for a hat in a movie opening in March 2010.  I won't say the name of the movie but it looks so cool!  We got to cut out several of these skins with this design because they needed more hats.


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More leather for the movies!  This is thin leather with a gold finish which we engraved and cut through.  Leather engraves beautifully!


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Here is a couple of examples of engraving on wood.  This is cherry wood laminate with some celtic designs.


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We can laser engrave foam pumpkins with great detail.  This is a rastered version.  We also can do cut out pumpkins that look great.


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An example of a grayscale Bitmap lased on bass wood.


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We can even engrave on paper. We use specially made laser paper allowing us to etch off the top layer of color to reveal the base color underneath. These papers come in a variety of colors and weights.


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Here is the laser in action cutting 1/8" maple laminated onto luan.


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This is an example of a highly detailed grayscale photo recreated on black granite. Almost any photo with good contrast can be lased onto granite or marble.


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Mylar or Velum cuts very nicely in the laser. I cut mylar snowflakes for the Holidays. They hold up much better than plain paper.


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I made our Holiday cards a few years ago using the laser and regular card stock. Here is one of the designs.


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We carved this Funkin using the CO2 laser. Many intricate designs can easily be cut using the laser.


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Acrylic is another material that lases very well (and yes, lases is a real word). This image was reversed and etched on the backside of the acrylic.


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This image has been laser engraved on a blue glass ornament using our laser and the rotary tool.


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Cork is an excellent media to use in the laser. This was a color picture converted to grayscale and etched on 1/8" cork.


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These are two great examples of etching on Pure Black Marble.  I found these images online and converted them to grayscale.


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Cork lases beautifully. This was half inch cork that was then cut into puzzle pieces.


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Inside of the Holiday Card.