50 Ways to Use Your Laser By Diane Bosworth, Access Business Solutions, Inc. In 2002 I wrote an article 3) Using the UID data matrix contractor's tools with titled: "50 Ways to Use Your system, indelibly mark a identifying data to discourage Laser." Six years later, I'm small quantity of stainless theft. revisiting the concept steel components with FAA 14) Laser cut and engrave because of the fact that required statistics for a magnetic signs for a local today's laser-engraving factory that builds custom air- company's vehicles. equipment is more versatile plane motors. 15) Laser cut a small than ever. In addition, manu- 4) Create several rubber quantity of appliqués for a facturers of laserable materi- stamps for a local credit local embroidery business. als continue to make new union. 16) Laser engrave a and innovative products for 5) Laser cut coloured acrylic company logo on denim lasers. This has opened up letters for a local sign shop. jackets and hats for a local even more opportunities for 6) Laser engrave custom business. engravers. The markets for designs for a local artisan 17) Cut model railroad parts laser engraving continue to who makes leather purses. out of balsa wood for a local be diverse as well: advertising specialties, 7) Cut out and engrave model railroad enthusiast. architectural models and large quantity of ADA-com- 18) Laser cut sandblast miniatures, awards, pliant architectural signs for a resists for a glass-etching incentives and promotions, new hospital in town. business. arts and crafts, executive gift 8) Laser engrave several 19) Using a flexible brass items, funeral, furniture, gift- anodized aluminum pet tags type of material, engrave eye ware, housewares, industrial- for local veterinarians. catching business cards for a and medical-parts marking, 9) Engrave an outdoor sign local design firm. office supplies, rubber for a local architect looking 20) Engrave custom designs stamps, photography, to gain recognition for a on formica for a local home signage, sporting goods, recent project. builder. toys, wildlife and 10) Engrave quantity of 21) Laser engrave batch and woodworking. poker chips with logo for date identification tags for an Here are some of the com- local bar and grill that uses electrical contractor. mon (and not so common) them as free drink vouchers 22) Vector cut and engrave applications: for regular customers. an acrylic display case for a 1) Laser etch a glass picture 11) Laser cut out decals for local optometrist. frame with a photo of the an area motorcycle shop. 23) Laser cut various custom bride and groom for a 12) Vector cut delrin molds designs into matboard for a unique wedding present. for a local jewellery framing business. 2) Use your laser to 3D manufacturer. 24) Engrave a quantity of carve a photograph of a new 13) Using metal marking miniature hockey sticks for an building for a large solution, laser etch a local upcoming youth hockey tournament. corporate client. 25) Personalise corporate 36) Laser engrave plates to 47) Laser etch glass windows clocks for top executives for be used by local artists to and doors for a local cabinet the upcoming board of identify works of art at an maker. directors meeting. upcoming art show. 48) Laser cut stencils for a 26) Cut out a quantity of 37) Using metal marking local sign shop. rubber foam packaging spray, customise a quantity of 49) Make custom art stamps inserts for a local Italian charm bracelets for a for a local designer. manufacturer. local jeweller. 50) Engrave photos on 27) Manufacture hot stamp 38) Engrave cork coasters various substrates for local dyes for a local embosser. for an area home furnishings photographers. 28) Vector cut various business. Diane Bosworth owns and scrapbook designs for a local 39) Cut out and engrave operates Access Business scrap-booking business. plastic on/off switches for a Solutions, Inc., a company 29) Laser etch a granite local equipment that specialises in the sale of plaque for the local VFW manufacturer. quality used laser engraving chapter with names of local 40) Laser engrave and paint equipment and laser soldiers who have served in individual river rock with consultation services. For Iraq. plant names for garden more information, call Diane 30) Cut out, engrave and markers for an area at 715/386-8021. assemble a large quantity of greenhouse. E-mail: name tags for a local volunteer 41) Engrave flexographic firstname.lastname@example.org group. plates for a large printing This article is reprinted with 31) Customise wooden pens house. permission from Recognition with a corporate logo for an 42) Laser engrave leather Review, the official magazine area insurance agent to hand check book covers for a of the The Awards and out to potential customers. community bank. Recognition Association 32) Engrave gunstocks for 43) Engrave oak urns with (ARA), based in Glenview, the silent auction at the local inspirational messages for an Illinois, U.S.A. ARA is a upcoming Ducks Unlimited area funeral home. membership organisation of banquet. 44) Vector cut intricate 3,400 retailer and supplier 33) Laser engrave wildlife designs into card stock for companies dedicated to scenes on custom birch wood personalised greeting cards increasing the professional- products for a local artisan. for a local artisan. ism of recognition specialists, 34) Engrave wine glasses 45) Engrave medical alert and advancing the awards with custom logos for a new tags for an area medical and engraving industry. For restaurant in town. supply business. more information, visit the website: www.ara.org. 35) Vector cut inlays out of 46) Laser engrave intricate various wood pieces to be designs on custom wood used by a local woodworker pieces for an area furniture for inlays. manufacturer.