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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.



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.)

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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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10 Times Tanked Used Their AP Lazer Machine


If you’ve never seen Animal Planet’s hit show Tanked then you are missing out! Acrylic Tank Manufacturing is turning their customers dreams into reality when it comes to statement aquariums.

By creating highly customized laser cut components, AP Lazer provides the crew the ability to transform an ordinary piece of acrylic into an eye-catching piece of eye candy!

Today we’re highlighting  10 times the Tanked Crew has used AP Lazer to help create stunning fish tanks.

Penn & Teller Monkey Magic Season 9, Episode 7:

In this episode of Tanked, the guys at ATM used their AP Lazer machine to cut a bright red, acrylic ampersand to insert into the tank. Penn & Teller were awed and amazed, just how they leave their audiences after their magic shows.

Boyz II Men to ATM Season 9, Episode 11:

Next up, Nathan Morris is in love with his Boyz II Men themed salt water fish tank. The centerpiece logo would not have been possible without the AP Lazer machine. Click here to watch the video of how they did it!

The Claw House Season 10 Episode 6:

This seafood restaurants ambiance will never be the same after the addition of their new salt water tank. A laser cut and engraved “The Claw House” logo is suspended between two coral inserts for a statement piece.

Party Rockin’ Tank Season 10 Episode 9:

Think you’ve seen it all? What about a fish tank/DJ booth combo? Redfoo (of LMFAO) got just that with his custom tank. The team added three custom engraved LED lit acrylic panels for a complete party rockin’ look. Check it out here.

Internet Tank Sensation Season 10 Episode 10:

Of course, everyone could use some more smiling in their life! Roman Atwood and his family now have a constant reminder to “Smile More” in their huge tank. Watch this to see how the Tanked guys used their AP Lazer machine to cut out the letters to ultimately cover them in clay and texturize them.

The Miami Heat is On! Season 11 Episode 8:

The Tanked crew created a slam dunk tank for Hassan Whiteside of Miami Heat! His rotating basketball with the Miami Heat logo would not have been possible if not for the AP Lazer machine. They even made it rotate to alternate between MH and HW (his initials). Check it out here. 

Ty Dolla’s Fresh Tank Season 12, Episode 6:

Ty Dolla’s tank is not only as unique as the songwriter himself, in addition to showing off his two of his awards, it is also the only fresh water tank on this list. In the middle of the tank is his logo in a custom cut black and white acrylic piece.

Seeing Fish Season 12, Episode 9:

Tanked takes this optometrists office from stale to styling with a tank that sports a giant pair of glasses. And right in the center of the tank? A laser cut eye chart. In fact, this might just be our favorite tank.

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My Tank From Hell Special: Not-So-Freshwater Tank Season 12, Episode 101:

The Moody’s nasty, old tank was ruining their marriage, their new tank is made special for them including an acrylic “The Moody’s” heart centerpiece created specially by Redneck.

My Tank From Hell Special: Nightmare Tanks Season 12, Episode 103:

Tetris, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., what do all of these games have in common? They all make appearances in this awesome video game themed tank! The ghosts, Tetris pieces, and questions marks are brought to you by, you guessed it, the AP Lazer laser machine.



So there you have it, 10 incredibly unique laser cut acrylic pieces created by the Tanked Team and their AP Lazer for the world’s most unique fish tanks!

We hope this inspires you on your hunt for the perfect laser machine for cutting acrylic!




TinkrLAB Talks to Us About Lasers in Education

What if there was a tool that taught kids dimensional thinking? That was simple enough that a 10-year-old could use it yet big enough that it could aid in projects that stand 6 feet tall?

We went to TinkrLAB recently to talk to Joe Rabideau. Joe is using the AP Lazer machine to do all these things and more. He told us about the online school that uses their facilities, “Life Tech Academy is a charter school that meets here three times a week. … We teach them about laser cutting and etching. … We do a lot of their technology classes right here.” The students get to learn about the mechanics of the laser machine while also learning how to design files and run them.

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Learning ≠ Taught

“The whole idea is to make sure that the learning atmosphere is fun. So much of learning is [memorization] but if you can attach an activity to it, if you can attach fun to it, then you’re going to remember it.”

They have engraved glass and wood but also shoes and even marshmallows. We are sure that all the kids visiting TinkrLAB will have fun.

Education for Everyone

Joe takes laser technology down to its most basic idea to explain it to all age and education levels. “The best explanation that I’ve used is a magnifying glass. People understand that if you take a magnifying glass with the sun beating through it and move it up and down. You can create a pinpoint where it will start on fire. You’re taking all that energy and focusing it. That’s the same thing that [the AP Lazer machine] is doing just with a bit more complexity.” That explanation can be beefed up for more advanced students. Even open the back cabinet to look at the laser tube and understand what technology goes into making it work.

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“There isn’t any specific type of student that we’re finding [to be more excited about the laser machine]… You’d think it would just be the technically oriented but it’s not. It’s a range,” Joe said. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, an AP Lazer machine is the ultimate STEAM machine. Lasers can be used to demonstrate science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics principals.

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laser engraver for slate

Laser Engraver for Slate : Laser Engraving Slate

laser engraver for slateLaser Engraver for Slate

With common materials like wood, granite or leather saturating the laser-engraved market, you need to be able to stand out in the crowd with unique materials that offer beautiful results. That is when a laser engraver for slate comes into the picture.

laser engraved slate

Slate is one of the few options that fit that niche. A softer, fine-grained, deep gray stone, slate has the potential for an array of different projects. By nature of the stone, it has a property called fissility that displays many thin, flat layers. This is what gives slate it’s rustic, beveled edge. However, it is also offered with a clean-cut, smooth edge to fit any application.

With some testing, research and little trial-and-error, our technicians have found some tricks for the best results when using a laser engraver for slate.

How to Engrave Slateclear coat

1) Clean the stone of any natural dust or particles with a damp cloth, and allow to dry.
2) Spray the stone with a thin, but even layer of clearcoat finish. Allow at least an hour to dry (refer to your can of clearcoat for more specific drying times.) This is the clearcoat we use.
3) Align and engrave with your AP Lazer machine
4) Wipe off with cloth to remove any residue from the laser process
5) Enjoy the amazing results slate has to offer!

laser engraving slateWith our 100W laser, we’ve found a speed of 20 and a power of around 22 to produce some excellent results, but please do a little testing to find a combination you prefer!
Slate is great for both line drawings and portraits; it has shown excellent precision with high contrast and detail. Using our laser engraver for slate, we’ve produced few different projects on slate, check out the results below:

laser engraved slate

laser engraved slate

Slate Applications

There are dozens of slate applications, and a laser will only enhance the appearance of the slate. There are small items such as cheese boards, coasters and photo tiles that can be mass produced to make a profit. Larger applications for laser engraved slate are ideal for both indoor and outdoor areas including pool areas, patios, fireplaces, verandas and even flooring.  It’s important to have a larger machine to accommodate larger jobs; the bigger the project, the more profit you will make!

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Why AP Lazer for Slate Engraving?

You probably know that there are dozens of laser machines on the market that are capable of engraving slate. But, what you may not know is that AP Lazer is unlike all of the other laser machines on the market. AP Lazer’s two part, open architecture design makes it possible for users to engrave virtually any size or weight matieral, with no restrictions.

laser engraving and cutting machine

AP Lazer’s features will allow you blast out of the competition by offering services they can not.  A removable top makes it possible to laser engrave directly onto flooring of all types. See the AP Lazer difference here.

Lastly, compared to some other stones, slate is competitively priced. As a unique stone that offers outstanding potential, the profit margins for your business are huge!
If you’re interested in slate blanks in many different shapes and sizes, we are now featuring them in the AP Lazer Webstore. Click here to see what we offer.




laser cutter for acrylic

The Best Laser Cutter for Acrylic

laser cutter for acrylicLaser Cutter for Acrylic

Acrylic is a strong and versatile material that can be used for anything from signage to display cases. Acrylic awards can be laser engraved, and you can even create your own awards with a laser cutter for acrylic.  They are easily one of the most beneficial tools for working with acrylic, as they have many major advantages over traditional tools.

Do you want to streamline your process and start cutting acrylic for your new or existing business? Request more information here.

Traditional Acrylic Cutting Hurdles

Let’s first discuss the cons when working with acrylic with traditional tools. Using a plastic scoring blade limits you to straight cuts and using a jigsaw or router can break the acrylic when working on more intricate cuts. Furthermore, no matter what method you use, traditional tools will always leave your acrylic with a rough frosted edge that you have to flame polish to achieve a finished look. This process is not only time-consuming, but you risk damaging the acrylic.

Advantages of Acrylic Laser Cutters

Now, we’ll showcase all of the pros of working with a laser cutter for acrylic. Lasers cutters make cutting acrylic a breeze and streamline your processes.  A laser cutter for acrylic makes it possible to quickly change designs, as well as produce the same design over and over with perfect results every time. Laser cutters are also easy to use, as they function like a printer. There is also less margin for error; a laser cutter is computer based and works off of X and Y axis.

Many acrylic projects can be completed start to finish with only a laser machine, completing all of your cutting and engraving in one step with complete automation. More importantly, a laser cutter for acrylic is able to achieve extremely intricate cuts with little to no risk of the acrylic breaking.  And, when cut with a laser,  there is no need to flame polish the edges of your piece; this happens automatically as it’s being cut by the laser.

laser cut acrylic

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What is The Best Laser for Cutting Acrylic?

Obviously, an AP Lazer! You might be thinking “That’s great but what does an AP Lazer offer that other laser machines don’t?” The answer to that lies in the patented design of our acrylic laser cutting systems. Large sheets of acrylic can be heavy, unwieldy, and nearly impossible to work on with traditional laser machines, however with AP Lazer’s open architecture, working with sheets of acrylic of any size is a breeze and you’ll even be able to cut and size your sheets to any size necessary, up to ¾” thick.

laser engraving and cutting machineOur patented design is ideal for users seeking solutions for signage applications. View an interactive demo here. And remember, when using a laser cutter for acrylic, there’s no buffing or flame polishing edges, no ruining material due to an accidental slip of the hand, and unlike other machines, no pass-through system necessary.

brick fundraising with an AP Lazer

How a Brick Fundraising Project Can Pay for Your Ap Lazer

laser engraver for brick fundraiserLaser Engraver for Brick Fundraiser

If you are interested in an AP Lazer but don’t have the funds to make an investment, running a brick fundraiser could be your solution. Profits from a brick campaign can be huge, generating thousands of dollars in a short amount of time! And, AP Lazer is the perfect laser engraver for brick fundraisers.

A brick fundraising project is an ideal way for schools, hospitals, charities, parks and recreation, zoos, sports teams, religious organizations, museums and other organizations to quickly raise money. Donors love seeing their name or customized message engraved on a brick for a great purpose, and, they will last forever! Read more about laser engraving bricks here.

To put this in perspective, take a look at the chart below to see how profitable your brick fundraising project will be.

AP Lazer Engraving a Fundraising Brick

A brick fundraising project is a perfect way for schools to quickly generate funds that will essentially pay for the laser system. Even better, a brick fundraiser is a never ending project that can keep generating funds even after the laser machine is paid for.

Laser engravers are an ideal STEAM tool and many schools across the U.S are getting excited both students and teachers excited about learning when incorporating them into their curriculums.  Read more about how they are engaging students more than 3D printers here.

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Why AP Lazer for Brick Engraving?

laser engraving and cutting machine

Our laser engravers for bricks provide a high power (100w) laser that can blast the porous material of brick to produce a high detailed engraving.  Although brick engraving can be achieved with a lower power laser machine, it will require a few passes to create a desirable look. A laser machine with a large bed allows a user to set up multiple bricks at once to complete your jobs quickly and more efficient.









Why is AP Lazer Better Than a 3D Printer for STEAM?

Like a 3D Printer, But Better

“The AP Lazer has the same basic science and engineering principals as a 3D printer. It features computer controlled three-axis motion, just like a 3D printer,” David Strickler, the president of AP Lazer, explained. “But it boasts more benefits that educators will find to be an advantage.”

At the recent Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC) held at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center in January, educators immediately recognized that AP Lazer has the high potential to strengthen students’ education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Additionally, it can assist schools with cost saving and revenue generation.

“The cutting and engraving speed of the laser is much faster than that of a 3D printer, up to 500x,” Strickler explains. Cutting a simple 3D letter with the AP Lazer takes seconds, a 3D printer takes hours to produce the same object. “This feature makes it possible for an entire class to complete their small projects within one class period. This just can not be done with one 3D printer.”

With the patented two-part architecture, AP Lazer can also complete much larger projects than you could ever dream of with a 3D printer. This means that a large 3D object constructed by AP Lazer’s 2D cutting is impossible for a school scale 3D printer to complete.

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So Many Applications, So Little Time

Educators are also excited by the endless applications. AP Lazer provides students the unique ability to learn STEAM through their interests. Theater students can use the laser to create sets, props, and costumes; athletes can engrave things like baseball bats, gloves, shoes and sports balls; artistic students can work on their design skills while producing art with the laser; the musically inclined can engrave inspirational quotes onto music instruments. The wide range of applications will attract students to learn the physics of CO2 lasers, three-axis motion and improve their ability to use computer software. The best part? “It’s easy enough for a 10-year-old to learn and use,” Strickler adds.

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An AP Lazer machine can save schools money and generate revenue. The filament for 3D printers can be expensive. In comparison, AP Lazer’s laser tube lasts ten thousand hours. Schools can produce their trophies, signage, wall of fame displays and more – a huge cost saver.  Revenue can be generated by charging fees for students to engrave their personal iPads, smartphones, or personalized gifts.

laser engraver for bricks

Fundraising is Fun with AP Lazer

“My daughter raised $250 for Christmas gifts for homeless kids by selling 125 laser cut bracelets. It only took me five minutes to design, the AP Lazer did the rest in 10 minutes.” Tong Li, the inventor of the AP Lazer, said. A school could raise enough money for a playground by engraving donation clay bricks. In addition, they could raise money for their theater program by making or engraving and selling show related paraphernalia.

One FETC attendee commented, “yes, the possibilities are endless.”

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laser engraved pet products

Personalized Pet Products for People Who Like Pets More Than Humans

laser engraved pet products
As the pet product market surpasses $60 billion it’s no secret that Americans enjoy spending money on their furry friends. Today’s buyers are seeking personalized products and when it comes to things for their pets, that trend is no different. Whether someone is a cat lover, a dog person, a horse enthusiast or a reptile junkie, one thing is for certain: a personalized product will most often outsell its non-personalized counterpart. On average, personalized products sell for 4x the amount of non-personalized products. We’ve gathered 10 pet products for both pets and pet lovers that can be made personalized (and more profitable!) with the help of a laser engraving and cutting machine.

Laser Cut Acrylic Silhouette Clock

laser cut acrylic doxie clock

It’s multi-purpose! It’s both a clock and a beautiful wall decoration that any pet owner would be happy to hang in their home. Laser cut acrylic means that there are dozens of colors to choose from when creating a silhouette of any animal in the entire animal kingdom, even narwhals.

Laser Engraved Rolling Pin

Laser Engraved rolling pinWe’ve featured these laser embossed rolling pins a few other times on our blog; we really like them! This particular rolling pin would be great for making special treats for your pet, but also an ideal gift for someone who likes to bake.

Laser Engraved Crystal Ornaments

laser engraved glass ornamentChristmas is a special time of year for both pet parents and pets alike. In a survey conducted by, 95% of pet owners extend their holiday gift giving to their furry friends. What better way to celebrate and honor your pet than with a lovely laser cut wooden ornament. Personalize with a pet’s name or make it simple and engrave something like “We Love Our Yellow Lab”.

Download a free laser machine purchasing guide to see what AP Lazer can do for your pet product business.

Laser Engraved Dog Collars

laser engraved leather collarNobody is happy when Fido gets out and runs away. Rest assured you will be reunited when your pet has a personalized collar. Not only will your pup be safe, but he will also be in style! Many materials can be engraved including leather and metal, all resulting in a uniquely personalized animal accessory.

Bonus: Pet Product Branding

One customer is using AP Lazer to brand their dog collars. Lazer Brite is able to use AP Lazer’s features to their advantage: by setting up an array of plastic clips, they are able to engrave hundreds at once! Branding your products will immediately increase it’s perceived value and create brand loyalty amongst your products.

branded dog collar

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Laser Engraved Treat Canister

laser engraved treat canisterTreat?! Did you say treat?! Glass is classy and engraves beautifully. Laser etching glass or crystal leaves a frosty mark on the surface that stands out, yet is smooth to the touch.

Laser Engraved Wooden Photo Frame

laser engraved wooden photo frameWith the number of photos pet owners have stored on their smartphones combined with the fact that there are real life pet social media stars, it’s a given that personalized photo frames are a popular item among pet owners. Personalize with animal quotes, breed of animal or even an animal’s name.

Laser Engraved Wine Glass

laser etched wine glassWe’d guess there is a large percentage of the population that happens to be both an animal lover and a wine lover. These laser engraved wine glasses can retail up to 5x the cost of the glass itself.

Laser Engraved Home Decor

laser engraved home decorAnimal lovers want you to know that they love animals, and a laser engraved piece of art for home is one way to show your passion for animals while making your house a home at the same time. The great thing about laser engraving is that you can design the file once, then use it over and over to create a perfect engraving every time!

Laser Cut Giraffe Bookshelf

Laser Cut Giraffe

This larger than life laser cut giraffe bookshelf is a great example creating fun and useful products. If you can make a giraffe, you can make an elephant, a dog, a cat and even a three-toed sloth.  Even better, you can make this bookshelf out of wood, acrylic, and even cardboard.

Laser Engraved Pet Memorials

laser engraved pet memorials

Easily engraved by a laser engraving machine, a memorial is a great way to commemorate a pet just as you would a family member. There are many styles of memorials available, from mini upright monuments, shaped flat markers to plaques perfect for displaying on a mantle inside.

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specialize in remembrace with a laser engraver

6 Ways a Laser Machine can Help you Specialize in Remembrance

specialize in remembrace with a laser engraver

When it comes to planning a funeral or life celebration, not all families are price conscious.  If a product provides a sentimental experience and supports the grieving process,  many families will invest in items to adequately memorialize their loved one.  As more personalization options become available,  offering these products is a must if you want to keep up with the hottest market trends.  The best part? Even families who choose cremation are interested in unique products that provide comfort and value as they memorialize their loved one.

Your goal as a funeral home should be to create memorable celebrations for all families, regardless if they choose cremation or a burial.  Focus on wowing families and attendees with unique products that make people want to come to YOU instead of your competitor. Educate them on the importance of memorialization a and these products will sell themselves.

1. Laser Engraved Memorial Tiles

laser engraved memorial tiles

There are so many possibilities for a simple granite tile. Granite is very easily engraved and produces a beautiful finish. Engrave any photo, text or other artwork to create a lasting, impressive and affordable product. These tiles can be used in a variety of ways: consider gifting a few to each family to thank them for their service, offer them for purchase to family members as well as attendees. A beautiful tile can make quite a statement on a shelf or fireplace mantle; you can bet that everyone will be asking where such a unique tribute came from.

2. Laser Engraved Urns

laser engraved urns

So many families opt for cremation but have no idea what to do with the remains. If families are given the chance to honor their loved one with a bit of personalization, they’ll be more likely to purchase an urn. You could even offer complimentary personalization to boost your urn sales. Have remains left behind? When business is slow, call the families and offer them a free engraving. A simple name and date is an excellent gesture and will more than likely free up some space in your back room. Imagine how much revenue you can earn from implementing these ideas!

Matt Buxton from Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home is creating his own line of affordable wooden urns.

Wood laser cut urn
Photos courtesy of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory

Read more about Matt Buxton and how he’s using AP Lazer here.

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3. Laser Engraved/Cut Keepsakes

laser engraved keepsake items

Funeral keepsakes are a fairly popular trend that are showing up at funerals, memorials, and life celebration events. A unique keepsake will reflect the life of the decedent and are usually personalized in some way. Laser etch wine glasses for the wine lover, produce laser cut bookmarks for the book lover or hand out laser engraved wooden coaster or ornaments with the name of the loved one. The possibilities are endless; dozens of materials can be personalized with a laser. (What about offering your engraving services to celebrants who are seeking unique personalized keepsake items?)

Are you ready for AP Lazer to take funeral personalization to the next level? Request an information pack today.

4. Laser Engraved Tribute Memorials

Tribute Memorials

Just as Tribute Videos support the grieving process, Tribute Memorials offer the same comfort. Families can choose their favorite photos to create a memorial that will tell a life story and be admired for generations to come. Consider branding your Tribute Memorials so that people visiting the cemetery know exactly who offers these amazing forever memorial. AP Lazer was born in the monument industry, so if there’s something we are passionate about, this is it. Our open architecture makes it possible to engrave items of any size and any weight, including a 2,000-pound granite memorial. Read more about this rising trend here.

5. Laser Engraved Caskets

engraved casket designsAdding a completely personalized laser engraving to a casket allows families to truly reflect the life of their loved one. When you offer a laser engraved casket, the personalization options are endless. Nearly any piece of artwork, text, bible verses, song lyrics, etc. can be permanently marked on a casket. Laser engravings will set you apart from your competitors, add a high level of customer satisfaction to your services and can add more profit to your casket sales. AP Lazer customers share that they can add 10% to each of their casket sales when offering a personalized laser engraving. And guess what? Selling a $400 engraving just twice a month will pay the monthly lease of the AP Lazer recommended for funeral homes. Learn more about casket engraving here.

6. Laser Engraved Cremation Memorials

laser engraved cremation memorial

Before you let your cremation customers settle for an urn, educate them on the best way to memorialize their loved one: with a cremation memorial.  Many people don’t even know this option exists! There are dozens of attractive memorials specifically designed for cremation. Columbariums, benches and even traditional memorials are all rising in popularity.  The best cremation memorials allow for some type of personalization –  our favorite being high-resolution laser engravings, of course!  By providing a variety of practical and desired solutions for cremation and personalization, you can turn your cremation sales into a gold mine!

With cremation on the rise, it’s more important than ever to create new revenue streams that can carry your business through the years to come. Laser technology can provide dozens of ways to excite and wow families, create meaningful tributes and add both profit and value to your services.

Let us show you how you can increase revenue with laser technology. Click here to request more information, or give us a call at 800-585-8617.