A New Era for the Laser Marking Industry

Historically, laser marking or laser etching was considered complicated, expensive,

potentially dangerous and exclusively reserved for large manufacturing sites with high

volumes of production. Although many of these factors are still relevant and some may be a

little daunting, laser marking has moved into a new era and this highly efficient form of

marking has now become widely accessible. The biggest contributing factor to this change in

attitude has been thanks to the rise of desktop laser marking machines. These machines

are incredibly easy to use, more affordable, safe and extremely fast and accurate. In this

article, we will look at why so many manufacturers are now considering these impressive

machines for their workshops.

What is Laser Marking?

The simplest way to describe laser marking is a beam of concentrated light that produces a

permanent mark on a surface. In short, there are 4 different types of laser; YAG, CO2, FIBRE

and UV. Each has its advantages and suits different materials for marking. When considering

purchasing a laser marking machine, it is wise to discuss the pros and cons of the different

laser beams with your supplier so that you get the machine most suited to your application.

Desktop Laser Marking Machines

The main driving factor in the rise in the popularity of laser marking over the last few years

has been the introduction of the small desktop laser marking machines. They are incredibly

user friendly and operators can learn everything they need to know in a matter of minutes.

The machines have user friendly interfaces with impressive touch screen technology. These

machines are safe, small and can mark significantly faster than any other marking machine.

What is the Cost of Laser Marking?

Although the desktop machines are still a considerable investment compared to a dot peen

marking machine, customers are now recognising their worth. If a customer is looking to

mark a high volume of product with a high-quality mark, then using a laser marking machine is far

more economic in the long term.

How Safe are Laser Marking Machines?

Laser marking machines purchased through a trusted supplier will ensure that safety guidelines are

followed and advice given. Modern laser machines are safe to use so long as the relevant

training has been completed. Protective eyewear and safety screens are essential at all


Laser Marking Solution

With our economy now in recovery and manufacturing on the rise, the future looks very bright for the laser marking industry. If you would like to find out more about our laser marking machines or want to chat about your requirements, contact us today.