Requirements for setting up a Laser Engraving business

01/13/2019
by Warwick Smith Chandler

REQUIREMENTS FOR A LASER ENGRAVING BUSINESS

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.

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