Colorado Heirloom wood laser engraving award plaque trophy decorating

Common Decorating Issues with Wood

One issue is that wood is unique — no two pieces will necessarily react the same when lasered or worked with. They can look similar to each other, but not be an exact match. This shows in laser engraving also: if there is a knot or harder piece of grain running through a wood piece, the engraving may not get as dark as the softer grain around that part.

—Barry Stewart, Colorado Heirloom