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Transform your products with a laser cutting machine and add up to 400% in profit to your products

Make Your Products Priceless with a Laser Cutting Machine

Transform your products with a laser cutting machine and add up to 400% in profit to your products

As business owners we are always looking for ways to add incredible amounts of value to our products and services, right? What if there was a technique or method that could turn nearly every one of your products into invaluable items that people will cherish? Lucky for you, savvy business owner, there is. That tool is a laser cutting machine and it can easily transform your products from ordinary to high profit, high-value prized possessions that people are willing to pay for.

Capitalize on The Personalization Trend with a Laser Cutting Machine

A study was done by Bain and Company – one of the world’s leading management consulting firms – that shows a few interesting things that prove that personalization is a huge market trend:

  • Customers who had customized a product online engaged more with the company.
  • Customers who buy customized products are more satisfied and are more valuable.
  • By providing customization options, brands raise loyalty at a time when it’s more important than ever.
  • Customization helps companies differentiate their products from those of their competitors.

Here’s the truth: consumers are becoming primed for customization and personalization so adding these capabilities to your business offerings is a step in the right direction.

Today we’re sharing 11 products that have been transformed into priceless products by a laser cutting machine.

Personalized Groomsman Gift Box
Wedding’s are a once in a lifetime event that brides and groom spend BIG bucks on. When it comes to giving thanks to those who stand up for the newlyweds, a personalized gift is where it’s at.

Laser Engraver for custom wedding gifts

Laser Cut Custom Wood Word Art
With the cost of plywood being so reasonable, it’s no wonder people with laser cutting machines are cranking out beautiful wood cut art. For less than $20, you can purchase a 4″ x 8″ piece of 1/4″ plywood. You can create at least sixteen 2′ x 1′ laser cut names or words out of one sheet. The going rate for one of these is right around $40. Now let’s do some simple math. $40 x 16 = $640. You can make a profit of over $600 from one sheet of plywood, a little bit of creativity, and a laser cutting machine.

laser cutting machine creates laser cut wooden words

Laser Engraved Hammer
How much does a basic hammer cost? This one on Amazon sells for under $7. How much does a laser engraved hammer sell for? $30! Adding a personalized engraving to a simple product increases the value by four times. A hammer isn’t the only thing you can charge four times more for either.

personalized hammer created with a laser cutting machine

Personalized Cutting Board
This cutting board is another prime example of the value a laser cutting machine can add to an ordinary product.  Purchase a plain cutting board for less than $10 then just add a bit of personalization to sell it for nearly $50! That is a 400% mark up. We’ve said it before and we’ll repeat it – people pay for personalization! A cutting board like this could easily become a family heirloom.

personalized cutting board created with a laser cutting machine

Personalized Wooden Clock
Ignite the “maker” in yourself by offering uncommon goods like this personalized clock. This clock was created with a piece of oak, (a laser cutting machine will cut up to 1/2″ thick oak) a bit of stain and a set of clock hands. Simple enough, right? This 11″ clock is going for $80 and makes for a one of a kind, timeless gift.

custom clock created with a laser cutting machine

Heirloom Recipe Box
For right around $50, this custom made recipe box would make any foodie a happy camper. A blank wooden recipe box will cost you under $8 on Amazon, and with a little laser cutting machine magic, you’re on your way to a making quite a profit on a special (yet simple) product. Here’s to hoping the foodie in your life is planning on sharing all of those yummy creations with you!

personalized recipe box created with a laser cutting machine

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Laser Cut Wood Place Card
We’re back on the wedding train… because let’s face it; a wedding is a huge deal for the 50%+ of the population that choose to tie the knot. These beautiful laser cut names would make a statement at any wedding – and they should since they cost $7 each. A small wedding guest list of even 75 people means your business could make over $500 on these simple names made with a laser cutting machine.

laser cut wood place cards created with a laser cutting machine

Personalized Slate Coaster Set

Purchase slate coasters in bulk and pay around $5 for a set of four.  Create a sweet design and set up an array on your laser to complete them all at once. (follow our simple slate engraving tutorial here.) A set of customized slate coasters is selling for $26.50 on Etsy. That’s a 400% mark up, and will provide you right around $20 in profit per set.

personazlied slate coster set done with a a laser cutting machine

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Wooden Lodge and Cabin Sign

If you’ve got a big fancy cabin or lake house, you need a big fancy (laser engraved) sign to go with it. Although there is a bit of craftsman ship that goes into creating these signs, they wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for a laser cutting machine. A laser is a superb tool for adding high detailed text and artwork to various materials, including this beautiful 18″ x 24″ Eastern White Pine sign that sells for $185 on this Etsy shop.

laser engraved wooden sign created with a laser cutting machine

Engraved Liquor Decanter
As if a liquor decanter (just the word decanter sounds uber fancy!) isn’t fancy enough, a priceless laser engraving comes to the rescue to add another level of sophistication. It’s labeled as an “Unforgettable Groomsman Gift,” but we’re certain any dapper fellow or lady would appreciate this.

personalized liuqor decanter created with a laser cutting machine

Personalized Cornhole Game
Where there is Cornhole, there is sure to be fun. It’s basically the best outdoor game there ever was. We’re certain you’ve played before, but have you ever played on a custom Cornhole game? A bit of personalization turns this crazy fun game into a family keepsake that will be sure to have others wondering where it came from. At $200 each, you’ll be happy with all of the word of mouth customers from the party!

personalized cornhole game

Laser Engraved Memorial Brick
These one of a kind, beautiful keepskaes honor the life of a furry friend or beloved family member. AP Lazer customers have been able to pay for their machine after scoring one or two brick contracts. A laser cutting machine is an ideal tool for creating truly custom pieces that will warm the heart of the recipient.  At $47.50 a pop, you’ll be sure to turn a profit. Learn more about laser engraving bricks with a laser cutting machine here. 

custom laser engraved brick completed with a laser cutting machine

Add Priceless Profit to your Products

A laser cutting machine is a relatively small investment that will results in the ability to add massive amounts of profit to nearly all of the products you currently offer.  It will also open up space for brand new products that can be enhanced with personalization. Retailers from all industries will agree that although creating a personalized item takes a little more effort upfront, the added value results in a profit that is 100% worth the extra time. Consumers love to see something unique to them on a product while retailers are discovering that they can elevate customer loyalty and engagement when providing personalized goods.

Want to learn more about turning ordinary products into priceless treasures? Email us or Request More Information here.

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10 huge laser engraved items

10 HUGE Objects You’d Never Dream of Laser Engraving

10 huge laser engraved itemsFrom Ordinary to Priceless

Laser cutters and engravers are used in a variety of applications including metal part marking, foam cutting and various other processes a business can use to stream line their processes. All of those applications are interesting, but what really makes a laser special is its ability to turn an ordinary item into a priceless product. A laser can help you create one-of-a-kind treasures that people LOVE, and are willing to pay for!

Big Engravings = Big Profit!

When it comes to producing priceless and invaluable products with a laser cutter, size capabilities are something to consider. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite large-scale, laser-engraved items to share with you. (All of these were produced with AP Lazer, which features a patented, open architecture design that you won’t find on other laser systems.)

laser engraving and cutting machine

Laser Engraved Tables

You can imagine the possibilities that lie ahead when you can add branding or other special artwork to an object as large as a table, no matter if it’s glass, wood, or even granite! A laser engraving on a table will make quite a statement, and everyone will wonder just how it was done. Restaurants will be flocking to you when they realize you can brand their tables with their restaurant logo or artwork! AP Lazer’s open architecture design makes lasering huge objects such as these tables a breeze.

laser engraved wood table

One AP customer added a custom engraving to the dining table for their local firehouse. Not only did they engrave the table top, but they also added engravings of fire trucks to both legs. This table went from being just a table – to being a priceless piece of furniture that will be the heart of the firehouse.

This AP customer first created a custom table using a wooden top attached to live edge ash tree slabs that came from a tree that they cut down in their own yard. As if that was not custom enough, they went a step further and added laser engravings on multiple surfaces!

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laser engraved wood table

They say tables are for gathering,  and these last two tables will do the job.  The granite table was used as a conference room table for CF Financial Services. The wooden table was created as a family heirloom that will be used for years to come.

laser engraved grantie table

laser engraved wood table

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Laser Engraved Auto Door

laser engraved auto door

People who are into auto customization are typically ready to personalize anything they can get their hands on! This truck door is a perfect example of a large object that can have priceless artwork added to it to create a dramatic statement! (Not only can AP Lazer handle large objects like a truck door, but see that Motorhead Garage Logo on the creeper and stool? AP Lazer did that too!

Laser Engraved Flooring

Wood, slate, concrete, marble and more… You name it, AP Lazer can personalize it, even if it’s flooring!

laser engraver for flooringAP Lazer’s patented design makes it possible to remove the laser top and place it directly onto a surface such as flooring. Schools, universities, and business would LOVE to have their custom logo engraved on the flooring of their business place. Talk about limitless possibilities! (Being the only laser company that can complete this task means this could potentially be a huge paying job!)

laser engraver for marble flooring

Laser Engraved Door

laser engraved glass door

Yes, you can laser engrave a door! Have you ever been in a fancy restaurant or hotel and wondered how they got that beautiful design or logo on the door? This is a service that you can offer with AP Lazer; you better believe high-end hotels and restaurants are willing to pay the price. Why? Because priceless details like this are what make a business stand out in the crowd.

Laser Engraved Memorial Products

AP Lazer was born in the memorial industry and now there are AP Lazers in schools, sign shops, garages, studios, and more all over the world. Here is some proof that making things priceless is doable in ANY industry.

laser engraved guitar

Personalization is a huge part in memorializing a loved one. From wooden and metal caskets to granite memorials and even things like guitars, AP Lazer is helping funeral homes and monument retailers provide families with a truly unique life celebration.

laser engraved granite memorial

 

laser engraved stone

Priceless, huh? Here’s to betting the receiver of these items was blown away with the finished product!

Why AP Lazer for Laser Engraving?

You probably know that there are dozens of laser machines on the market that are capable of engraving various materials. But, what you may not know is that AP Lazer is very different than all of the other laser machines on the market when it comes to versatility and design. AP Lazer’s two part, open architecture design makes it possible for users to engrave virtually any size or weight material, with no restrictions. See the AP Lazer difference here.

laser engraving and cutting machine

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