Laser engraving is an art and a science. It requires a special laser engraving machine. Not all laser machines can properly engrave on anodized aluminum. Even if you have the right machine, you need to:
Try engraving some test pieces to find the right voltage
The right number of passes
The right position on the Maglite® barrel
The right size of imprint, so the logo doesn’t get distorted at the top and bottom edges.
Make a jig, so you can engrave all the barrels at the same exact place.
The best way to get a Maglite engraved is to find a professional engraver, and one that engraves Maglites® all the time. Of course, the internet is the best place to find such a company.
Giving a Maglite engraved with your logo is a great idea if you own a business. Your customers and employees will love it forever. Here are some tips to make your project a success.
Choose a reputable online Maglite® company that specializes in laser engraving Maglites and other high quality business gifts.
Find your best art file. The neatest art is vector art. Examples of vector art are .eps and .ai files. Sometimes .png and .pdf files are vector. This is the language that today’s best laser machines use. Don’t worry, if you don’t have vector art, the engraving company can convert your art for free, or for a very small charge.
Determine which Maglite® is best suited for this job. Maglites® also come in gift sets with Leatherman® tools or other tools or knives.
Order the right quantity, but add a few extra. You might decide later to use these as Christmas gifts for your relatives and friends.
Order early enough to meet your deadline. Production time is usually a week or
Good luck on using Maglites® as quality business gifts!
So your boss wants you to check into getting some Maglites® for the next safety awards meeting. He wants each Maglite engraved with the company logo, and “2018 Safety Award”.
Here are the 7 questions he wants you to find answers to….
Can we have them by the end of next month?
Are they available in our corporate colors of green and white?
Can I see a virtual proof before we order?
Can I see an actual sample of the flashlight laser engraved with our imprint, before they are put into production?
Can we stay within our budget?
What kind of art file is needed for the imprint? What is vector art?
Can we open an account, and have Net60 terms?
You can find the answers to all these questions by going online. Find a reputable vendor, and talk to him, to see if he can deliver what you want. If you have any doubts, just call the next vendor in line. The internet is a great place to solve problems like this. What did we do 40 years ago, without the internet? You might not have been able to get these 7 questions answered.