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Engraved Laptop Cover

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:53 am
by dizzyflower28
Yay, I laser engraved my first laptop cover. Unfortunately, I didn't measure the Apple logo & assumed it was centered, whoops. Oh, well...I'm still quite pleased with the way it came out. ;)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:29 am
by BBQ
wow, not gonna lie thats looks really good.
nice job

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:12 am
by dizzyflower28
Thanks. ;)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:15 pm
by Karlsweldt
Nice job!
First time, forgiven. Next time, perfect! :D

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:29 am
by Daft Ada
Fantastic job!!!

I want one :o

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:40 am
by dizzyflower28
Thanks. I was almost thinking of trying to go over the part that's missing but it's quite risky trying to redo something like that. I think I may just leave it...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:42 am
by ThEvil0nE
:) :D :o 8) sweet!!! when are you accepting custom engraving jobs?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:48 pm
by greytrains
Looks great. Can you give us some details on how you did it?

Moved to system mods.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:46 pm
by dizzyflower28
Well I help run an engraving business. This was done on a 35 watt laser engraver using CorelDraw X4. Our maximum engraving area is 12" x 24". The nice thing about the higher end Mac laptops is that their cover is made of aluminum which is a laser engravable material. I'm not sure how plastic covers would work...we can engrave plastic but usually it's a special type of laserable plastic. I can engrave on acrylic as well but I'm limited in the size of acrylic (12x24 max). I could probably take orders but laptops (or at least the cover if it can be taken off) would have to be shipped back & forth...that's the only problem...not to mention it's a little nerve racking engraving someone else's laptop. I can't always guarantee that things will come out ok, but usually they do.

I've also engraved ipods, you can see one here:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:02 pm
by Karlsweldt
Laser engraving is today's "wonder boy". Depending on the wattage output and the wavelength, a laser can burn through or just char the surface of almost any material. It is favored for its speed over sand blasting of logos on metal, as well as synthetics. Water-jet cutters can't compete. Even stainless steel can be etched or burnt through by a laser beam! Some of those laser cutters/engravers run at 400 watts or higher. Big, bad laser table!