Laser marking is an incredibly accurate and flexible technology, able to reproduce any design at a reasonably high quality. With the increasing demand for product personalisation, laser technology has been an invaluable tool for clients who have requested personalised and customised phone cases, guitars, skateboards, and other gift items. Photo-realistic designs can even be etched on hardwood such as mahogany or maple for a souvenir that is truly unique and long-lasting.
As mentioned above, lasers can be used to cut and engrave virtually any type of wood by just changing the settings of the laser. Naturally, many designers prefer softer woods as cutting and engraving them requires less energy and time but working on hardwoods is not outside the realm of the abilities of laser technology.
There is a veritable list of wood types and products that can be cut or engraved using lasers: maple, birch, alder, mahogany, walnut, cork, bamboo, plywood, MDF, HDF, and veneer. Lasers can work with both natural wood and composite wood, although adjustments will have to be made to take into account the resin content of most composite wood products.