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Tips for a DIY Laser

Guest post by Justin, owner of GetBurnt

Just starting out with laser engraving? Here are some helpful tips to get reliable results from guest author and laser-engraving business owner, Justin.

Justin uses a homemade machine, with a 1.5W blue laser diode, but his tips can be applied to standard laser engravers as well. 

Making City Maps with a Laser Cutter

Everyone who sees a map made by the laser for the first time is very intrigued. The detail in them is amazing. Here you will learn how to create these maps.

Shipping Your Laser Cutter Products

If you are running an online store and selling products to customers outside of your local area, you are going to need to ship products. Here are some things to think about when it comes to shipping your products to your customers.

Create an Online Presence for Your Laser Cutter Company

There are many options for you to help you create an online presence.  Most companies will use more than one of them, so that have multiple channels of business revenue.  Diversification of revenue streams across channels can minimize the risk of a single channel failing (for whatever reason).

Creating Your Laser Cutter Company

To get your laser cutter business started, you are going to need to register the business with the appropriate government entities. The rules vary by location and are subject to change. Here are links to the appropriate government websites.

Creating Your Laser Company's Brand

Here’s a definition of Brand from Donna Antonucci:

Brand is a known identity of a company in terms of what products and services they offer but also the essence of what the company stands for in terms of service and other emotional, non-tangible consumer concerns. To brand something is when a company or person makes descriptive and evocative communications, subtle and overt statements that describe what the company stands for. For example, is the brand the most economical, does it stands for superior service, is it an environmental responsible provider of x,y,z service or product. Each communication is deliberate in evoking emotion in the receiver to leave him/her with an essence of what the company or person stands for.

Here are some of the tasks you need to take to establish your brand.