Welcome to CDS Laser site. This is the division of CD Solutions Inc. dedicated to our
laser engraving business. To talk to a sales
person please call 800-860-2376 and press 1 for sales. Prices
shown are for bulk orders. Higher prices apply for smaller
What is laser engraving? Laser engraving is the process of
using a beam of light to melt or burn a material. It can be done
with very fine control for exacting precision. Think of the
laser as a tool just like a chisel in the tool box with a super fine
point to it. But also remember that because the light creates
heat, we have both a tool we can chisel with, or one we can draw
with. We can "print" up to 1200 dpi however most materials
can't support that high a resolution. Many items look better
at lower resolutions so it's important to let experience tell us
what settings to use on what materials.
Depending on the amount of power applied to the laser, and the speed
at which the laser passes over a material we can melt the material
to suit our needs. For example a fast laser or low power can
cause wood to darken. We can then create pictures or words by
darkening selected areas. On the other hand, if we turn
up the power or slow down the speed of the laser we can vaporize the
wood under the laser resulting in a cut. The same is
true for many other materials. Even with some metals we
can draw the carbon from the metal into a location and use it to
create our art. Or we can use the heat of the laser to
chip away pieces of rock resulting in an engraved rock.
Almost any material can be lasered except for materials containing
PVC (creates a poison gas), chlorine (creates acid), and vinyl
(creates strings of dust which very quickly foul the laser
To further enhance the look of some materials we can add special
color inks. In some cases these are very permanent, in others
they are durable but will eventually wear off. Nearly
all colors are effected by light so if left in the sun for long
periods of time, they will eventually fade. Colorizing a
lasered piece is a hand operation and requires a great deal of time
Some pieces, such as the plastics used in name tags, are designed so
we can laser away one color material to expose another color making
this process fast and affordable. If you need some name tags
created for your company or group give us a call. We can
We can also do signs for doors, desks, or about anything else you
can thing of. The plastics used for this are durable and hold
up to the weather well so they can even be used outside.
There are a few other materials that don't contain enough carbon to
be written on directly such as chrome or aluminum. We have
solutions for that as well. We cover the item with a special spray
that bonds to the metal when the heat of the laser is applied. The
result is permanent marking on the material. Unlike silk
screen or inks, it's nearly impossible to remove the mark left
behind from a laser.
"IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE:
Regarding pieces that are brought in to be engraved upon.
Whilst every care is taken with your item, we do not accept any
responsibility if the item is damaged in any way when we undertake a
job of engraving it.
We cannot always be certain of the material you supply us so there
may be an element of trial and error to receive the end result.
If we find we cannot engrave it to our usual standard, we will
return it to you in the state it is left after our attempt and will
not be liable for replacing it if engraving is not successful."
Here are a few pieces to get you started on your ideas. For a
larger version of any picture simply click on the thumbnail.
Special cutting board $40 Special pet marker etched into rock $40
USB drive swivel (we sell the drives too of course) Tile garden marker 6x6 $27
(larger sizes can be special ordered but prices change. A
12x12 tile has 4X the amount of laser work involved)
These make really good pet memorial markers as well. Tiles are
"bull nose" edged on one side. Sample of a memory
marker from teh same material as the garden stone. As these are
natural stones the color does vary slightly but it's not as much as
shown in this picture. This was due to different lighting. $27 Knife after engraving
but before letter fill on the left, and with black words on right
(knife provided by customer) "I love building
memories with you Dad" Hammer Father's Day special on 16 ounce
hammer (limited supply) $25 Hammer with customized name
$25 We printed this serving dish with
two types of print so you can see the difference. On the top
is a Black print we added to the dish. On the bottom the glass
is just laser etched. The marking on the top costs a bit more
but some people like it better. Obviously it's personal
choice. This style of print on a Pyrex dish supplied by you,
$25 in black, $20 etched only. Simple etching onto
Ipad. Can also do black etching instead of white. Granite etching memorial
stone. Can be glued to grave stone or placed on mantle, or
used as garden marker. Water bottle with name
etched onto metal in black Black toolbox with
letters cut into the paint. We coat the letters with a clear
coating however it is possible they will rust since we cut the paint
away from the metal. You may need to re-coat the box
occasionally. Playing cards made out of
wood. Cup coaster made from high quality
leather. $5 Acrylic paper weight. First one is
unpainted, second is painted. These wind chimes make
great gifts. People give them instead of flowers for funeral
memories etc. as well as general purpose gifts. This is a wooden USB
drive. The wooden style is popular among premium businesses
such as photography companies or those companies where they want
their image to really make an impact. Metal business cards aren't
for everyone but for those where they're really trying to make a
good impression they do a fantastic job of making yourself stand
We have a variety of Urn that can be used for your loved ones.
We can put names, dates, children's names, etc. as you wish. Example of one of our beautiful
wooden gift boxes with custom printing on the lid. This is a photograph etched onto
wood and then framed for the historical museum.
Mr.-n-Mrs. hangers with
custom printing (or can use your initials).
Dog tag (with phone
Wooden nickels have many
uses. Consider them for fund raisers, gift tokens, or just to
reward a kid when you see them doing something good.
Many foods can be laser
etched as well. It's edible when finished.
Wine box Custom laser etched dust
cover for AR (edited for posting) Custom etched