Ardron Engraving

For engraved labels, nameplates, tags, fobs,
plaques and more

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Materials

Almost any material can be engraved and/or cut, including: rigid or flexible engraving laminate, plastic, cast or extruded acrylic (Perspex), glass, wood, leather, metal, anodised aluminium, foam, fabric and rubber.

Engraving laminate.

Made from acrylic with contrasting coloured layers so that engraving through the cap reveals the core to produce a detailed image.
We stock matt finish 1.5 mm thick material in the following colours : Black/White, White/Black, Red/White, White/Red, Blue/White, White/Blue, Green/White, Yellow/Black, Gold/Black and Silver/Black.

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Other finishes (Satin, Gloss), colours and thicknesses (0.75 mm and 3.0 mm), together with 3-ply material, are available to order, as are magnetic and photoluminescent products.
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Acrylic.

Cast acrylic reacts when laser engraved to turn a milky colour which produces fine reproduction of photographs whereas extruded acrylic engraves clear making it more appropriate for cutting out (profiling) into shapes.

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We stock clear, 3.0 mm thick material in both cast and extruded forms.
Other thicknesses (2.0 mm and 5.0 mm) and colours (including opal, frosted, mirror and flourescent red, yellow, orange, blue, green) are available to order.

Glass.

Glass is laser engraved to produce a fine frosted effect on the surface, however, lead crystal does not engrave well due to the metal in the material, although we have had some excellent successes engraving customers own designs onto this material. Cheaper glass generally produces a better effect.

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Various sizes of glassware such as mixer glasses, highball glasses, wine or champagne glasses and pint glasses are available to order.

Wood.

Lighter coloured wood finishes produce the best contrast for marking by laser. Ordinary wood scorches to a dark brown with significant effects from the grain whereas sheets of high density fiberboard core with a wood laminate on each side produce a fine and more even image.

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Wooden objects can be cut out with our laser machines leaving a clean dark edge.
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We stock 3.2 mm thick wood laminate sheets in Alder, Birch, Cedar, Cherry and Maple plus solid Balsa wood.
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Wooden items, such as: boxes, bar stool seats and chopping boards have all been successfully engraved with customers own designs.

Leather.

Black leather engraves to reveal a light brown mark which is subtle but light leather produces a better contrast.

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Leather can also be cut or shaped by laser thus enabling stitching/binding holes to be cut and uniformly positioned around the periphery of any object.
Leather wallets, cases and filofax covers have been successfully engraved with customers own designs.

Rubber.

We stock 2.3 mm thick laser rubber for manufacturing rubber stamps which is suitable for water-based, solvent-based and slightly acidic ink.

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Metal.

Metal can be marked with a laser using special products such as Cermark or Thermark. These materials produce a durable, high colour density black mark which is bonded to the surface of the metal and can only be removed by grinding.
Alternatively we can use a diamond drag scriber to mark the surface of metal plates.

Anodised aluminium.

Available in red, blue, silver, bronze and gold finish. Laser engraving reacts with the anodised surface to produce a white image.
Plates and shaped tags are available to order.

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