1. What kind of material is it? What has been our past experiences with these materials?
2. What quality of logo and what kind of file are we working with?
3. What is the cost of the item if things don't work out as planned?
Its interesting and important to understand that all woods look different when laser engraved. Red Alder, and Bamboo are by far my favorites because they give the most consistent look. When customers bring in wood products we always cross our fingers that the wood is Alder or Bamboo. If it is some other variety we try to educate our customers as to what we think the wood will look like, however there are no gaurantees. All wood is different, even wood of the same species can look different once engraved. Knots, checks, tone, color etc all play a role in how the finished product will look.
Today we engraved 3 wooden pens. All pens were finished and had a slightly different color. With our 40 Watt Epilog Zing Laser we rastered the image with a Power of 70, and a Speed of 100. The finished product was amazing and really brought out the fine detail in the logo. Wood is a lot of fun to laser engrave and it has a very rich look!