Permanent – Unlike other labelling technologies, such as ink or paper labels, laser etching is created by directly altering a surface of an object. As a result, the mark is more resistant to heat, scratching and general wear-and-tear.
Non-contact – The etched mark is created without the laser head needing to touch the object. The non-contact etching method is ideal for reducing bacteria levels and minimising physical damage.
Intricate patterns – The thin laser beam is capable of etching tiny detail in a super-fast time. From JPEG photographs, complex vector patterns or the smallest of text; the laser makes it easy to carry out.
Corrosion resistance – The combination of a shallow mark and non-contact method of etching is ideal for avoiding corrosion. In particular, if used with stainless steel. For this reason, the medical industry is heavy user of the laser etching method for items such as surgical tools, devices and more.
Flexibility with materials – A laser etching machine is like a swiss army knife! It can easily work with a variety of metals and plastics – including different material thicknesses.
Professional appearance – As the laser beam only removes a thin amount of material, the result is a contrasting mark that looks sleek and feels smooth to the touch. For this reason, many technology companies use this laser technique for their products, such as smartphones, tablets, monitors, TVs and more.