by Warwick Smith Chandler

Starting your own business? Here is a fantastic business opportunity for you.

Requirements for setting up a Laser Engraving business

by Warwick Smith Chandler


Starting your own laser engraving business is simple. There are just a few minimum requirements and you will be able to successfully operate your own laser engraving business from your garage or business premises. The cost for a laser engraving machine from Perfect Laser ranges from R32,995 for a 40 watt desktop laser engraving machine through R290,000 for a 150 watt Metal-cutting PL-MC-2513 flatbed laser cutter, and all the way to multi-million rand fiber cutters that are able to cut through 100mm solid steel and more. For more information on our available range please consult the Products & Specifications page or contact us with your questions. Apart from a laser engraving machine, to start a laser engraving business you will need a computer system (either desktop or laptop) and graphics design software. The minimum operating system requirement is Windows XP/2000/Vista/Windows 7, which are all compatible with the laser engraving machines at Perfect Laser. Graphics software such as CorelDRAW, AutoCAD or Adobe Photoshop can be used. You will also obviously need the correct work area to fit the size of your machine as well as to give working room.

Laser engraving is not difficult and can be learned by anyone, with the laser engraving machine working much like a computer printer. Modern technology means that there are a large range of applications for a laser engraving machine and they can be used on many different materials and products, whether for promotional gifts, personalisation, commercial marking applications, security marking of expensive items or just as a hobby. It is your choice whether you would like to use your laser engraving machine part-time for fun and extra income or full-time as a unique and profitable business.

If you are still thinking about buying your laser machine, take heed of what Henry Ford said :
“If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find you have paid for it but don’t have it”

Henry Ford.

Do you want to start a laser engraving/cutting business in Africa

by Warwick Smith Chandler

Do you want to start a laser engraving/cutting business in Africa

Perfect Laser offers the opportunity for anyone with a small amount of capital to buy a laser engraving / cutting machine and start a laser engraving / cutting business. We offer laser engraving / cutting machines, attachments and accessories at competitive prices with national delivery, as well as information, tips and ideas.

Whether you are interested in starting a full-time laser business, or part-time for extra income, at Perfect Laser we'll do our best to help. If you want to find out more about product specifications and pricing please contact us or call 087 135 2958 or 081 456 6697 during office hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

There are numerous possibilities for starting a laser cutting / engraving business and technology is such that cutting, engraving or marking on many materials is possible. Engraving can be done on wood (with hardwoods being the preferable choice), fibre board, hard paper, finished leather, rubber latex compounds, acrylic and resin plastics and coated metals. Laser marking can be done on many metals though the use of a specially formulated laser marking ink which is applied to the material before lasering and when lasered, creates a permanent bond, marking the metal.

Laser marking has many applications, from the creation of promotional gifts to marking parts and tools with serials or barcodes. Due to the resolution and contrast of laser marking on metal, it allows for creation of machine readable marking. Laser marking ink is also available in a number of colours, allowing for more options in your applications.

Laser engraving can be used on a wide variety of different items including pens, pocket knives, trophies, luggage tags, laptops, keepsakes, plaques, tools and even iPods!