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Meet Our Gravograph Laser Engraver LS800!

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 12:01 PM

In our last blog post, we talked about some of the exciting things that are possible with laser engraving. Today, we are going to introduce you to our new piece of equipment. It is called the LS800, and it is manufactured by Gravograph. The LS800 is the perfect device for laser engraved signs in Los Angeles, CA. Read on to learn more about what our new “toy” can do.

What Is Gravograph?

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Founded in 1950, Gravograph is based out of Duluth, Georgia, but they have a worldwide presence with locations in 50 countries. They are a global leader in engraving technology. They use their expertise to develop training, equipment, technical services, materials, and software. They offer solutions for institutional, retail, industrial, and commercial applications.

Gravograph is the only corporation in the industry that provides a worldwide and complete solution to clients in such areas as engraving consumables, engraving equipment, proprietary engraving software, and more. We did our research, and essentially, they are the best place to go when you need a brand new laser engraver!

What Is the LS800?

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The LS800 was first introduced in 2004, and Gravograph has continued to improve it ever since. It is able to engrave, cut, and mark on a broad range of materials including coated metals, plastics, glass, acrylic, and wood. It addresses several applications, such as gift items, rubber stamps, awards, personalization, and, of course, signage.

Laser Engraved Plaques Los AngelesThe LS800 features a high-resolution CO2 laser beam and positioning system. This allows for power, speed, precision, and finesse when processing. The LS800 can efficiently cut and engrave a large array of materials in a single cycle thanks to the higher wattages available. It has an engraving area of about 12 inches by 24 inches along with a nearly ten-inch focal axis adjustment, which allows the unit to process a wide variety of parts sizes from large control panels to small nameplates.

What Does It Do?

The LS800 comes with another highly-lauded product of Gravograph’s: the Gravostyle 5 software package. This makes it easier than ever for our technicians to complete your job. It is a very intuitive and user-friendly operating system that allows engraving parameters to be saved with the project. For you, this means that we can perfectly duplicate any job.

The LS800 is perfect for:

  • High volume rubber stamps
  • Trophies
  • CERDEC processing
  • Thick acrylic cutting
  • Small to medium signage
  • Small wooden objects
  • All 12” by 24” stock material
  • Paper products
  • Glass and crystal
  • Higher volume matrix marking
  • Small to medium architectural models
  • Name tags
  • Plaques
  • And much more!

In a nutshell, our new LS800 is going to allow us to serve you better. If you are looking for laser engraved signs in Los Angeles, CA, give us a call. During an initial consultation, we will listen closely to your vision and budget and come up with solutions that suit your goals. Our new equipment allows us to have faster turnaround times so we can even work with a tight timeline.

To get started today, contact The Sign Studio for a free consultation.

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Laser Engraved Plaques and Awards in Los Angeles

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 @ 09:01 AM

Fullscreen_capture_142016_105347_AMWe are going through some exciting changes here at The Sign Studio. As a full-service sign shop, we always try to stay ahead of the trends in the signage industry. Part of that is purchasing the latest equipment to ensure our clients are getting the best signage on the market. That is why we are excited to announce that we recently purchased a laser engraver. To help you understand what that means for our customers, read on to learn about this exciting new tool.

What Is a Laser Engraver?

As the name suggests, laser engravers use lasers to mark or etch the surface of a material. Though it has its disadvantages, laser engravers are considered to be superior to other engraving methods. For example, it has unparalleled precision, but many sign companies cannot afford a laser engraver due to its hefty price tag. This technology can be used on an array of materials for many applications. We are already using our new toy for a variety of jobs, especially laser engraved plaques and awards for Los Angeles.

Our professional engraving services cover both commercial and industrial engraved item production. Low-quality engraving is usually more affordable than high-quality engraving, yet with high-quality engraving, you can duplicate images or graphics precisely. Engraving is often used for artistic work because of the wide selection of materials that can be engraved.

Plaque and Award Materials

Our new laser engraver can render text and images on plastic, stone, natural materials, metals, and glass. As a matter of fact, engraving is the primary type of marking for any purpose for metal and stone. Other kinds of engravers typically cannot engrave glass, stone, or other harder materials. For example, to create images inside of hard, crystalline material, you need to use lasers.

Choose Awards that Recipients Are Proud to Display

Fullscreen_capture_142016_105538_AMHave you ever won an award and been disappointed in the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that went into your new commemorative piece? Were you embarrassed to display it in your household or office? Too many times organizations cut corners with their awards. When they do this, they are actually missing out on an excellent branding opportunity.

With laser engraved plaques and awards for Los Angeles, you lend a level of style to your awards. For a relatively affordable price, you give honorees the recognition they deserve, Once they display their award proudly for everyone to see, others will learn about your enterprise. Plus, with our laser engraver, we can easily incorporate your branding, including your company’s logo and fonts.

Laser Engraved Commemorative Plaques Show Your Appreciation

Plaques are a favorite way to show appreciation for donors, sponsors, board members, and workers who have served a company for decades. With our laser engraver, we incorporate a photo into plaques of any material for a personal touch.

Are you ready to put our laser engraver to work for your organization? Contact the friendly professionals at The Sign Studio today for a free consultation and quote on laser engraved plaques and awards!

Request a Free Quote on Laser Engraved Plaques & Awards!

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