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NFDA 2016 Recap

Here we are, a little over a month after the NFDA 2016 show and we just can’t get over it. Not only was it incredibly ...
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Buy a Laser Cutter in 2016, Here’s Why.

Post Election Laser Cutter Savings No matter where you stand on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, one thing is for certain. You deserve ...
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Why a Laser Engraved Gift is the Best Kind of Gift

We all have a special someone in our lives that is hard to buy for. No matter how long you search, the perfect gift can't ...
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How a Laser Cutter can Diversify Your Woodworking Business

Diversify with a Laser Cutter Diversification is a hot topic among woodworkers. Should you keep trucking along doing the same ol', same ol', or should ...
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Customer Success Story: Mike Mims, Cherokee Caskets

We got a chance to share another feature on Performance TV with one of our outstanding customers, Mike Mims. Mike’s business, Cherokee Caskets, purchased the ...
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Customer Success Story: Okeechobee Funeral Home

We join Matt Buxton of Okeechobee Funeral Home on Performance TV, where he shares the success he’s had using our AP Lazer and how it’s ...
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5 Halloween Inspired Laser Cut Projects

With Halloween creeping up on us, what better way to acknowledge the spookiness that ensues other than with laser cut and engraved goodies. Here at ...
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How to Add (even more!) Profit to Popular Wood Products

A laser machine is a tool every woodworker needs. This single tool can both laser cut wood and laser engrave wood with speed and accuracy ...
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Put the “S” in STEAM with a Laser Engraving Machine

Getting students excited about Science has proven to be a battle for primary, secondary and even post-secondary education teachers and administrators. Because of this, STEAM ...
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Laser Engravers for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

Laser Engravers for Fab Labs or Makerspaces A high-precision laser machine produces both functional and beautiful items, making it one of the most used tools ...
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What You Need to Know About Laser Engraving Bricks

If you want to provide laser engraved bricks or pavers for fundraising campaigns, the first and most important thing you will need is a tool ...
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4 Ways Your Funeral Home Can Rock a Laser Engraver (+ a Bonus!)

As the funeral industry changes and evolves, personalization has become one of the trends that nobody should ignore. Families want unique ways to honor their ...
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2016 Fall Conventions

It's Convention Season! Fall is practically here, which means convention season is in full swing; we've got a busy end of 2016 planned! From Las ...
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What is STEAM?

Amongst parents' Common Core Facebook rants are ever-climbing college tuition rates and presidential candidate platforms on student loan reform. When it comes to education today, ...
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7 Awesome 3D Laser Products made with a Laser Engraving Machine

Instant 3D Laser Gratification Imagine creating products with materials designed to last a long time, getting them faster than ordering on Amazon Prime, and costing ...
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Some Simple (but Effective) Business Math

When you own a business most decisions come down to one question: Does the math make sense? If you make a purchase will it pay ...
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How to laser engrave a YETI cup

How to Laser Engrave a Stainless Steel Tumbler Mug

Laser Engraving Stainless Steel Tumbler Mugs Stainless steel mugs and tumblers are increasing in popularity, and there's a reason. These bad boys, manufactured by companies ...
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6 Laser Engraving Websites to Check Out

When you're as into laser engraving and cutting as we are, you're always looking for incredibly unique items that can be laser engraved/cut. Because a ...
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Laser Engraving Wood with AP Lazer

Laser Engraving Wood In spite of all the design, craftsmanship, and effort that is involved, woodworking is a tough business that generally has low margins ...
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Laser Machines for Education

Laser Machines for Education What if there was a single tool that kids were excited about that helped teach science, technology, engineering, the arts, and ...
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10 Mind-blowing Artists and Makers Using Lasers On Wood

From paper and textiles, to stone and metal, AP Lazer machines can be used on nearly any material, but one of our favorites to work ...
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Purchase and Leasing Economics for Funeral Homes

From 2005 to 2015, the cremation rate increased from 32.3% to 48.5% (16.2%). 2104 funeral homes shut their doors during the same period. Do the ...
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Become a Memory Care Provider with AP Lazer

What does it mean to be a Memory Care Provider? Become a Memory Care Provider means taking part in all of the memories and precious ...
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Introducing LAZEROCK by AP Lazer

Large screen, ultra-HD TVs displaying a lifetime of high-resolution photos with memorable music as the last beautiful memory of a loved one has become every ...
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Displaying Your Memorialization Products

What is a memorial? To truly excel in the area of memorialization display, it is essential to understand fully the purpose memorials serve. An effective ...
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AP Lazer: The Ultimate STEAM Machine

What do laser machines have to do with STEAM? An essential part of how innovation arises from STEAM-based projects is the process of "making". Making ...
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10 Upcycling Ideas for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day this year by using your AP Lazer to upcycle old materials you have lying around the house. Not quite sure what upcycling ...
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The Importance of Pet Memorialization

People cherish their pets and consider them members of their family. Instead of kennels, pet owners opt for doggy day cares which provide the best ...
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Laser Art in 3 Easy Steps

This past week we’ve had loads of fun creating all manner of items for the National Art Education Association National Convention. Because, if you’re going ...
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Customer Spotlight: MD Custom Engraving

In 2010, MD Custom Engraving LLC purchased their first laser engraving machine, a jewelry engraving machine. Maya Dickemore took on most of the work because ...
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Laser Engraved Personalized Urns

Why Offer Laser Engraved Personalized Urns? With a large portion of your customers choosing cremation combined with the rising trend personalized goods and services your ...
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A Complete Guide to Laser Engraved Wedding Goods

A wedding is something most little girls dream about and the world knows it. That’s why the wedding industry makes over $72 billion per year ...
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Fabric Laser Engraver and Cutter

Fabric Laser Engraver and Cutter Are you a print shop, embroidery shop or screen printing shop looking to stand out from your competition? In a ...
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Offering a Laser Engraved Casket

Why Offer a Laser Engraved Casket? Life is not the process of accumulating wealth, but a journey of collecting memories. Life ends when death occurs, ...
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Cremation Is a Gold Mine – If You Have the Tools to Dig

Any market change can be the last nail in your businesses coffin if you ignore it. Especially fast changes such as the quickly growing cremation ...
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4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Lead to Success in 2016!

1. Buy an AP Lazer machine If ever you were going to stick to a New Year’s Resolution, this would be the one. This resolution ...
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AP Lazer is on Performance TV …AGAIN!

Recently our second feature episode of Performance TV aired, and we got a hugely positive response! If you missed it, don't be sad, you can ...
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HOW TO: Laser Engrave a Wooden Cutting Board

Cutting boards on their own are not so great a gift, however, this little "how to" guide will lead you to be able to create ...
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Customer Spotlight : DaVinchi Lazerworks

Founded in early 2014, DaVinchi Lazerworks, located in Baltimore, Maryland is quickly seeing the opportunities their AP Lazer system brings them. Their laser engraving machine ...
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Laser Finished Holiday Gift Guide

Snow is falling. The lights are on the tree. The smell of baked goods in the air. Presents are all purchased and ready- oh they’re ...
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Personalized Pet Memorials Prove to be a Growing Trend

Whether you have a beloved Fido or Scruffy of your own, there is do doubt about it - people love their pets. People cherish their ...
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Portable Laser Engraving Machine

Everyone wants a CO2 laser engraving and cutting machine, but depending on your needs, you may not require, or have space for many of the ...
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From Tribute Videos to Tribute Memorials: Capture an Emerging Trend in Memory Care

Tribute Video to Tribute Memorial We spend our lives living in the here and now: climbing ladders, raising families, and chasing after our dreams. When ...
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What to Expect After Your Purchase

We believe great customer service doesn't end once you receive your AP Lazer. In our eyes, that's when it has just begun. Lets start with ...
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Boys II Men Gets “Tanked” With the Help of AP Lazer

Nathen Morris, the founder of Boyz II Men, was shocked when he saw his finished fish tank, designed and created by the Tanked Team. ”Dude, ...
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Powder Coating with a Laser Engraving Machine = Powder Graphics

The powder coating technique is everywhere, from your home appliances, lawn furniture to industrial equipment, even AP Lazer is powder coated. But have you heard ...
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AP Lazer on Performance TV

See AP Lazer in Action! Recently, AP Lazer traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee to film an episode for Performance TV, which airs on the Velocity ...
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AP Lazer to Appear on Animal Planet’s Tanked

Recently, AP Lazer was contacted by the producers of Animal Planet's Tanked TV show. The Tanked team from Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) will ...
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How to Laser Carve a Pumpkin

HOW TO: Laser Carve a Pumpkin in 6 Easy Steps

This is a quick tutorial showing you how to "laser carve" a pumpkin with your AP Lazer machine. You can laser engrave just about any ...
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Monument Retailers’ Top 5 Objections

Are you like many monument retailers who feel like you "just can't right now"? Although purchasing a laser engraving machine is quite a commitment, the ...
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Laser Engraver for the Automotive Industry

Laser engraving machines have become one of the most versatile technologies for processing a wide variety of materials in many different industries, including the growing ...
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Granite Laser Engraver from AP Lazer

When laser engraving on granite, the surface of the polished stone is removed by the laser beam resulting in high resolution, high detail and most ...
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A Quick Guide to Section 179 and AP Lazer Purchases

Time until Section 179 is up for 2016: AP Lazers qualify for tax deductions through Section 179 No one likes to pay their taxes. We ...
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Watch AP Lazer on Motorhead Garage TV!

Watch us on Motorhead Garage TV!

On September 2nd and 5th, AP Lazer was featured on an episode of Motorhead Garage TV. Kyle had an awesome time with the guys - ...
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9 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Laser Machine

If you are interested in purchasing a laser machine, you most likely have a list of questions in need of answers. In this post, we've ...
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20 crafty uses for a laser engraver and cutter

20 Crafty Uses for a Laser Engraver and Cutter

The internet has a wealth of information. At AP Lazer, we are particularly interested in one topic more than others. You guessed it – lasers ...
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Laser Engraving and Cutting Machines for Schools and Universities

What if there was a classroom tool that could help develop invaluable technical skills? What if the same tool fostered logical and creative thought processes? ...
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Laser Engraving Safety Tips from James Bond

Whether your name is Auric Goldfinger or Joe Schmoe, safety in the workplace should always be top priority. Even a Bond Villain must make certain ...
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Engraving and Cutting Wood with a Laser Machine

Can I use the AP Lazer with wood? Absolutely! Laser engraving and cutting machines are one of the most popular tools that are used with ...
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AP Lazer opens new showroom location

AP Lazer Announces New Showroom Location

Indianapolis, IN – AP Lazer, manufacturer of Co2 laser engraving and cutting machines announces the opening of an expansion showroom in Indianapolis. This second business ...
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5 Advantages of Leasing a Laser Engraving Machine

Should I lease or buy my laser engraving equipment? One of the first questions you will most likely ask yourself when purchasing a laser machine ...
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Why Your Business Needs a Laser Engraving Machine

In 2011, Coca Cola launched its “Share a Coke” campaign and for the first time in a decade the company saw a drastic increase in ...
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7 New Profit Streams for Your Monument Business

The market is changing fast. Cremation rates are steadily increasing, and funeral homes, cemeteries and even sign business are diversifying into your monument market. A ...
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7 New Revenue Streams for Your Funeral Business

With cremation on the rise, and big box retail stores like Walmart and Costco selling caskets, urns and other memorial products, funeral homes are in ...
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AP LAZER: Lansing Invention Revolutionizes Funeral Industry

Lansing, Michigan 5/13/2015 AP Lazer, a Co2 laser engraving and cutting machine invented and manufactured by a Lansing business owner is being showcased today at ...
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Laser Engraving Equipment in a Production Facility

We often are asked if AP Lazer laser engraving machines can be incorporated into an existing assembly line or production facility. Companies that already have ...
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2015 Model Laser Machines Now Available!

2015 Model Laser Machines Now Available!

New to the laser machine industry in 2015 is an upgraded model of AP Lazer’s highly successful patented laser engraving machine. AP Lazer’s high powered ...
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2015 Monument Builders Show

We are very excited to be heading out of cold snowy Michigan to sunny Charlotte, North Carolina next week for the 2015 Monument Builders of ...
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Something to Consider Before Purchasing a Laser Machine - Part 2

Something to Consider Before Purchasing a Laser Machine – Part 2

2. Where are you going to set-up the laser machine? The most popular AP Lazer machine is the SN4836. A 8'x11' climate controlled floorspace is ...
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Something to Consider Before Purchasing a Laser Machine – Part 1

Before your business invests in an AP Lazer System, here is something to consider... 1. Who will be responsible for running your AP Lazer machine? ...
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AP Lazer’s Economic Impact to the Laser Engraving Industry

Originally only very small objects such as gifts and trophies could be laser engraved and cut by a CO2 laser machine. Not until recently have ...
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AP Lazer: Manufacturer of High Power Laser Machines Launches New Website

AP Lazer: Manufacturer of High Power Laser Machines Launches New Website

LANSING, MI, OCTOBER 15, 2014 AP Lazer, manufacturer of high power laser systems, has launched a new and improved website: www.aplazer.com. The new website is ...
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AP Lazer’s Open Architecture Vs. Traditional ‘Boxed-up’ Laser Machines

The AP Lazer System has a design that can accommodate virtually any material, regardless of weight, shape, or size. It offers a high power CO2 ...
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