Recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month With a Maglite Engraved With Your Company Logo

k3a Pink Maglite Engraved With a Logo
k3a Pink Maglite Engraved With a Logo

It’s that time of year again. The month of October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. Let’s eradicate this type of cancer by reminding every woman to do a self exam once a month, and to regularly get a mammogram according to her doctor. About 12% of the women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

If you own a business, you can call attention to this issue by giving a Maglite engraved with your company logo to all your employees.

 

Please refer to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

 

How to Get Your Maglite Engraved the Modern Way

Maglite Engraved the Old Fashioned Way
Maglite Engraved the Old Fashioned Way

We have come a long way in getting your Maglite engraved with your logo. Before laser engraving, marking metallic objects was done with a mechanical “scratcher”. Jewelers used to do it that way, and may still do it. I don’t know. It’s cheaper than buying a laser engraving machine.

 

 

 

Today, many Maglites come in color that is anodized onto the aluminum barrel. The laser cuts through this anodized layer, exposing the bare whitish aluminum. This results in your white logo neatly placed on a colored barrel.

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Why You Can’t Get A Maglite Engraved In Color

Promotional Maglite Engraved Flashlights
Promotional Maglite Engraved Flashlights

Most metal and smooth wood and synthetic material can be laser engraved. And some smooth wood and synthetic material can then be color-filled with a paint-like product. But when it comes to putting a color-fill on metal, you’re dreaming in the last century. It was possible to laser engrave and color fill metal at that time, but everyone quit doing it because of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Zippo was a leading company that used that process of color imprinting. It was a good way of imprinting, because the color couldn’t scratch off. It was in the debossed part of the design.

So, back to 2019, you can’t get a metal object like a Maglite engraved and color-filled. But that’s not a big problem, since most Maglites are made of anodized aluminum. The color of the aluminum shows through the laser engraving once the laser removes the surface layer of color. The Maglite then shows your logo as being whitish. Even if you order a gray colored Maglite, the engraving isn’t very noticeable, but the look is fashionable.

Another way of getting MagLites® with your Full Color Imprint  is “full-color surface printing”. This technique was just developed in the last 10 years. Every printing company has its own name for this process. “Color Rich”, “Spectra Color”, and “ColorVast” are some of the trade names.

Maglite Flashlights With Full Color Imprint
Maglite Flashlights With Full Color Imprint