We offer high quality laser engraving and 3D printing 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 a low cost affordable option, to engrave on most substrates. With our custom machine, we can produce high quality, repeatable results. If you are business owner, hobbyist, or a client, you can add a personal touch to your specific projects.
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.
- Woods/Natural Materials
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, brass, copper, steel and stainless steel. We do not cut metals.
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 20" w. x 12" h. x 1/2" d. Prices subject to tax.
Engraving (does not include cost of item)
- Dog Tags - $60
- Real Wood Picture Frames - $60-$100
- Metal Picture Frames - $80-$130
- Flat Glass - $60-$130
- Apple Laptops - $300
- Apple iPads/iPods - $100
- Apple iPhones - $140
We have a variety of pre-made products we sell, and we can also do custom designed cutting and engraving. Since every project is unique, please contact us to discuss your ideas.