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Types of laser engraving machines for small businesses

Laser engraving is a subset of the larger Laser marking. It involves using of laser light to create markings on the surface of an object. One of its key advantage is that there is no contact between surfaces when engraving is taking place hence reducing wear and tear. Of course there’s more to it than that. There are so many benefits a small business gains from owning a laser-engraving machine, but often it’s a case of improved work processes and heightened productivity.

By being able to engrave a huge rang of materials quickly and efficiently you can improve the products you’re currently making, speed up those processes and give employees more time to work on other important tasks. Having a device such as this will also feel like you’ve just hired a new member of staff, but one who doesn’t stop working. There is of course going to be maintenance tasks required every now and then and fuel replacements as well as power checks, but in most cases, when you have a state of the art engraver, not an awful lot will go wrong, so long as your team is highly trained.

The following are some types of laser engraving machines for small businesses.

1.) MOPHORN Laser Engraving Machine

This is a CO2 laser sealed tube type engraver. It’s works a bit like desktop laser engraving machines in many ways, as it’s suitable for engraving a variety of materials like ceramic, crystal, wood or even bamboo. It has a maximum speed of 1000mm/s. Its precision allows it to engrave sizes as less as 1mm. Very suitable for small business provide customized and personalized items.

2.) Orion Motor Tech Engraver

One of the best engraver machines in term of its user friendliness. Its fast and precise with speeds of up to 50mm/s. It works perfectly with wood but doesn’t engrave on metals. However, it can engrave on some treated metal. It can also engrave crystal and plastics.

3.) TEN HIGH Upgraded Engraver.

It is a Co2 type laser engraving machine. Can engage in processes like gift printing, leather engraving etc. Materials it is designed to engrave include plywood, crystals, PVC, density board among others. The engraver supports the red light positioning and adjustable laser light energy.

4.) QIILU 1500MW Engraving Printer

A very cheaply affordable engraver that can engrave wood, bamboo, leather, crystal and even paper. Good for engraving images, depth and even 3D gradient effect on soft materials. Offline operations are also possible when linked through Bluetooth and power bank energy supply. It also has the power cut memory.

5.) HAPPYBUY 80W Engraving Machine

Has a big engraving surface that guarantees you can work on both large and small projects. It has a high resolution of 1000DPI hence ensuring an output of very clear data. Through its advanced option it can provide shading and colouring on the engraved surface. Although it is large you can also control it through USB connection to your personal computer.



Why you should continuously invest in your factory or warehouse

As we gradually reach the end of 2017, a new year and a new opportunity awaits us in 2018, and it’s often the right time to reinvest in your factory or warehouse, ensuring you’re moving forward in terms of staff, equipment, machinery and health and safety.

You should always be looking to make improvements, moving with the times and keeping up with the latest innovations in your industry. Forklifts may need updating rather than fixing so buying a completely new set may be something on your list for next year. Then there’s the fact you should be looking at shelving and making sure everything is in good condition. Any areas that aren’t looking their best should be replaced so you can head into to 2018 full of confidence. If you’re constantly repairing something or have the same problems every week with a bit of kit or equipment, just replace it and remember how important it is to keep the place in perfect condition.

The rise of homemade packaging

There are many small companies selling goods online or at local exhibitions and if this sounds like you, then it can actually make a lot of sense to design and create the packaging for your products yourself, especially for very small lightweight items.

Let’s say you sell oat bars, cakes or homemade chocolates and you need to package them up nicely for your customers. You may only need to order some boxes and stickers, and these can easily be custom designs which are printed in bulk quantities and delivered to you to put into shape. Packaging is of course a bit of a burden when orders do pick up, and you don’t want to spend half your time packaging when you could be selling more, so there will come a time when it does make sense to outsource this work to a packaging company with high quality equipment, but until that point, there’s no harm in looking at more cost-effective methods.

Basic Methods with Windows Files and Folders

In my work as a PC Repair Engineer, I come across a lot of different problems.
But one recurring issue is the fact that people are not taught the basics of how to use Windows!

To help remedy this, I have produced a series of Blog Articles showing a step-by-step introduction to Files and Folders.

Starting from the very basics, it gives the novice vital information on how their files are stored, and instructions on how to navigate the Folder system.

Organising the plethora of files that build up in one’s computer can be a daunting task, but with the tips provided here, I hope to make it a little more manageable, teaching you how to Cut and Copy multiple files/Folders at once and navigate quickly between different Folders.

The Summary Page provides a simple Glossary of terms and recaps the lessons we have learned, as well as providing a guide to identify the different types of Files.

Although aimed at complete novices, even more, advanced users may find some useful information here, whether on the use of the Ribbon, right-click sub-menus or Control Keys.

Remember, if you need any help with your PC or laptop, call the PC Wizard for a fix in the comfort of your home.

The Benefits of Acrylic Picture Frames for Certificates

The traditional view of the classic picture frame is most commonly viewed by people as being either metal or wood frame based, with a glass cover to keep the picture or certificate in place. However, there are many alternatives to this, including specific acrylic certificate frames, to hold those valuable certificates and awards in place, without the risk of glass shattering. And there are many benefits of acrylic certificate frames which you may not have known.  Continue reading