COMING SUMMER OF 2019
We offer high quality laser engraving and 3D printing services. Create that special and customized item with MTI's laser engraving services. In need of a special token favor or gift? Have a special project or client that needs a personal touch? MTI Photography now offers an affordable option for engraving on most substrates. With our custom machine, we can produce high quality, repeatable results. If you are a business owner, hobbyist, or a client, you can add a personal touch to your specific projects.
We can engrave on many natural organic surfaces up to 1.5" - 2.0" in height. Prices vary depending on material, but we have a set up charge of $20, plus $2.00 - $4.00 per square inch of engraving images and $1 per character for typography. Prices are subject to tax.
What material can be engraved?
Acrylic can be be engraved very beautifully. It produces a sharp, clean and frosted image. Engraved images and texts can be color-filled. Engraving depth can be customized to your specifications.
The laser power required here is often less than what it takes to cut through. Hardwoods like walnut, oak, mahogany and maple produce excellent results. Softwoods can be judiciously engraved but tend to vaporize at less-consistent depths. Hard papers and fiberboard work well; linty papers and newsprint are like softwoods. Fur is not engraveable; finished leathers though can be laser-engraved with a look very similar to hot-branding. Certain latex rubber compounds can be laser engraved; for example, these can be used to fabricate inking-stamps. When paper masking tape is used as a pre-engraving overcoat on finished and resin woods, cleanup is a matter of picking the tape off and out of the unengraved areas, which is easier than removing the sticky and smoky surround "halos" (and requires no varnish-removing chemicals).
MTI Photography can etch a variety of metals such as aluminum and titanium. We do not cut metals and cannot engrave on soft metals like brass, gold or silver.
When a laser is used to engrave on glass, it fractures the glass surface. With the right settings, excellent results can be achieved
Maximum engraving area is 19" w. x 11" h. Prices subject to tax.
We can cut out many pieces of items to make wonderful objects. We can only cut on wood, acrylic, MDS, lucite, and leather. Maximum cutting depth is 1/2" but we strongly recommend material below that for quality results. If supply your own material, please supply us a test piece so we can test prior to cutting to make sure it is compatible.