LASER ETCHED V'S LASER CUT

The Letter Box Shop offers two common options for numbering or addressing your letterbox. Both are permanent, but two very different processes.

Firstly the Laser ETCHING uses a Co2 Laser engraver, the stainless is coated with a Cermark coating, left to dry, Your numbering / address is programed into Coreldraw and sent to the laser machine. The laser works like a big printer that when the laser hits the cermak it etches a mark onto the face of the stainless steel. the cermark reacts with the laser leaving a matt black mark. the panel is then washed clean and packaged up. This mark is a permanent mark but depending on its enviorment can be subject to slight fading over time.

Laser Etching

Laser CUTTING is where the panel is physically cut by a larger high powered laser machine, the number or text is cut from the stainless then we back the number cut out with black perspex. The back perspex is a deep dark black that highly contrasts against the stainless. As the numbering is cut through it is a permanent mark.

Laser Cutting