plaque laser engraving layering award recognition Bob Hagel Eagle's Mark

Achieve Clean Results when Lasering a Plaque Award

Bob Hagel and his wife Dana own Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs, offering a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sand etching, and full-color UV direct print on products. They have offered awards, recognition, and signage products to organizations for more then a decade in the Southern California wine country.

A key consideration in lasering a plaque award is the amount of detail there is in any graphics used. I have a few city seals and logos that have so many small details that I laser them at 1,200 DPI. The lowest I laser at is 400 DPI; I find I get a cleaner result at 600. When lasering at a higher resolution, you may be able to lower your power level. I find some plate colors such as blue plates work best with two passes. 

—Bob Hagel, Eagle’s Mark

Learn more about creating a laser engraved plaque from order to delivery in the April ’19 issue of A&E