Laser Engraving Business – Could it be Right for You?

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A laser engraving business is a very profitable business in Uganda. It’s a business you can start slowly from your home. Are you looking for a way of pulling out of formal employment? Then laser engraving offers an excellent opportunity for you to venture into business. If you are so creative, it’s so good for you. Even if you are not naturally a creative person, the laser will enable you to develop your creativeness.

What’s laser engraving?

Laser engraving is simply the marking and cutting of materials using a laser system. A laser system works like a printer. Understandably, a laser is a raw beam or heat energy directed to a specific area where an engraving takes place. It takes seconds for a laser beam to create a permanent engraving on any material.

Many companies manufacture laser engraving machines worldwide. But the best laser systems I have known are made in the USA. That’s where the laser engraving technology started and spread in the rest of the world. If you need a laser engraving system that won’t frustrate you, I recommend buying one from the pioneers of this technology.

What do you need to venture into a laser engraving business?

To start a laser engraving business, you need the following:

First, Business plan.

A business plan is an excellent way of defining your business and identifying your goals. You should prepare a business plan. Success in any business requires proper planning because it helps you to raise money. Secondly, it also provides you with milestones to gauge your progress. Therefore, it should be the first step in your laser engraving business venture.

Secondly, a Laser engraving system

To venture into a laser engraving business, you must buy a laser engraving system. But sound laser systems are costly. They range from $8,000 up to over $45,000, depending on the size and energy. That’s not little money at all. It is a lifetime investment for most people. So you should invest in a system that won’t let you down. Luckily, it’s a one-time investment. Sound laser systems last long.

Thirdly, a computer.

You need a good computer in your laser engraving business. You may use a desktop or a laptop. Any Windows 2000 upwards, XP or Vista operating system is recommended.

Fourthly, You Need Graphics software.

A designing software program is a must-have in your laser engraving business. Laser engraving systems are designed to run on most Windows-based graphics software programs like CorelDraw, Adobe and AutoCAD. But CorelDraw is what most people use in laser engraving. All laser systems come with drivers that print images from any of these programs.

Fifthly, Creativity.

People who flourish most in laser engraving business are those who are creative, sales-oriented and think outside the box. As a laser engraving business owner, you must always be on the lookout for offering new products and services. A laser system is a versatile machine. With it, it’s only your imagination that can limit you.

There are numerous products you can produce and put on the market. To do this effectively, perfecting your designing skill in the software program you are using is essential. In Uganda, Goleza Designers Limited offers a variety of unique quality engraved products.

Sixthly, Marketing.

No business can prosper without effective marketing. You have to do a lot of marketing for your laser engraving business. Visual advertising is so relevant. People need to see your engraving and cutting examples to appreciate them.

You have to determine your signature samples, which you can mass produce and send to prospects. They should exhibit the excellent engraving and cutting capabilities of your laser engraving equipment. You may also customise them as necessary.

Create strong personal relationships to establish a firm foundation for your laser engraving business. Networking is a perfect cost-effective marketing technique. Spread the word about your business through networking.

You may also use trade shows to exhibit your products and services to your prospects. It’s good to target different types of trade shows with specific related products.

Creating a website for your laser engraving business is a great way to get customers. By establishing your business online, you expand your client base from your immediate geographical area to the rest of the world.

Using word of mouth is so effective. It’s cost-free and straightforward. Everyone is capable of trying it out. Do it together with flyers and business cards. I like this marketing technique. It’s good to pick the contacts like a telephone number and email address of the people you talk to for business. You may ask them to send to them a newsletter which may eventually turn them into real customers.

laser engraving businessWhat laser engraving business opportunities can you tap?

There are many laser engraving business opportunities. They include electronics engraving, marble and stone etching, wood engraving and cutting, logo engraving, medical part marking, photoengraving and barcode engraving. There are also other opportunities. They include laptop customisation, signage, wedding memorabilia, corporate giveaways, glass etching, nameplates, toys and games, laser cut cards and invitations, photo frames and albums, wooden models, jewellery and much more.

Laser engraving services are needed everywhere in industries, markets or occupations. You can explore the following fields to get customers for your products:

  • Clothing designers
  • Automobile dealers
  • Carpenters
  • Churches and other religious organisations
  • Hospitals
  • Homebuilders
  • Jewellers
  • Gift shops
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Restaurants
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Zoos
  • Libraries
  • Recreational centres
  • Event centres like stadiums
  • Schools of all levels
  • Interior designers
  • Private businesses
  • Architectural design firms
  • Individuals and much more

What materials can you use in your laser engraving business? Ideally, the laser system can etch and cut on numerous materials. The commonest ones are acrylic, wood, rubber, stone, glass and paper. They also include fabric, ceramic, plastic, marble, tile, press-board, slate, granite and leather. You can explore it’s the capability to laser engrave on many other materials around you.

Why should you start a laser engraving business?

1. Profitability.

A laser engraving business is very profitable. An engraved product costs more than twice the cost of its raw material. Laser engraved product and laser engraving services are on high demand. Most people pay back the money invested in the laser engraving system within a year.

2. Creative freedom.

A laser engraving business allows the freedom you will rarely find in any other business fields. You can create what you want. Your imagination only limits you. Virtually, you can turn anything you imagine, and design into a real object with a laser system.

3. Flexibility.

You may choose to work part-time while maintaining your full-time job. You can also work the hours you want. If you have a full-time job, this is the time to save money. Invest it in a laser engraving business. You will be able to grow your business right from your home slowly. Finally, it becomes a full-time job

4. Low running costs.

Although laser systems cost much money, running a laser engraving business does not require high running costs like in other business fields. The laser machine can last a long time without making any repairs. And by the time it gets old, you will have made a lot of money.

5. A small manufacturing plant.

There are many people with laser systems. But very few of them know that it’s a small manufacturing plant. Most people limit themselves to engraving traditional items like plaques, awards, signage and photo frames. But the laser system can do much more than that. Just explore into its other capabilities. You will live to wonder throughout your life.

Conclusion

Starting a laser engraving business is very profitable. To effectively benefit from it, it’s advisable to invest in an excellent laser system. Buy a system with a higher wattage. Speed and working area matter a lot in a laser engraving business. Have a plan to understand your start-up costs, business line and profitability clearly.

What laser system would you recommend for starting a profitable laser engraving business?

Hello! My name is Charles Kiyimba, a creative engraver, a professional teacher, a passionate blogger, a confident graphic/web designer and the founder of Goleza Designers Ltd, an engraving business that turns images into real products. Through my hands-on experience, I share with you free helpful information on our products and services, business, marketing and personal development. Always dive in for more!

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