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Stop Using Personalised Items On Children

Posted on January 7, 2022 at 9:52 am

Parents are more commonly purchasing personalised products for their children to use and wear. With the most common being personalized school bags and clothing items. But parents need to stop doing this.

When you are dressing your children in all of these personalised products with their names clearly visible you are putting them in danger. Children are more likely to willingly go with a stranger who knows their name, no matter how they know it.

If you want to keep your child safe, do not give predators the opportunity to easily learn your children’s names. Keep them safe by keeping their name off of their clothes and bags.

You do not know who your child is going to trust when they know their name. Simple personalisation for them to recognise their school bag is ok but keep their full name away from visibility.

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Cleaning your laser cutter machine

Posted on December 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Investing in a laser cutting machine can be a great investment for your company, however for it to perform at its best, it must be well maintained and cleaned. A laser cutting machine is made up of many different parts, all of which must be cleaned and maintained to keep it in great working order.

To produce good quality work and produce cuts that cut cleanly and accurately through the material you use, the machine has to be kept in perfect working order. If there is a build up of dust on mirrors of the machine then they will not reflect properly and cut incorrectly or bounce back, producing a poor quality cut. This can lead to burned out tubes whereupon your tube replacements become more expensive than expected, plus replacement parts such as mirrors too. All these factors add up more quickly than people may think.

By spending allocated time to clean and maintain your desktop laser cutter machine will help to save you money in the long term, saving you from buying new parts due to dust and poor production of products, making the machine not work with good airflow and become overheated.

If you do not clean the machine regularly, it will start accumulating dust on the exterior of the machine more quickly than you would imagine. This happens because the material being cut emits fine dust particles which get dragged into your system along with airborne particles.

Having a good air filter system within workplace will reduce the amount of dust and reduce the amount landing on the machines, but it can only do so much. The buildup of dust around the exterior of the machine will inevitably cause problems, if you do not clean these parts after each cut.

If the machine is too dirty, airflow may be obstructed and this restrains the fan’s ability to cool your system properly which could lead to overheating in extreme cases with prolonged use- which can result in having to turn the machine off for long periods of time (meaning production supply will be stopped during that time too).

When it comes to cleaning the laser cutting machine, it is vital that you turn off laser cutter power supply, unplug or turn off any equipment feeding electricity into your laser cutter and remove the water fume extractor’s air hose from the laser cutter before attempting any cleaning. Ensure that you wear an appropriate face mask and goggles to protect yourself from dust and debris. Clean each section of the machine, paying particular attention to the mirrors and tubings. Whilst completing the cleaning of the machine, this is a great opportunity to inspect all parts of the machine and check each part for damage or faults and replace as needed.

By spending allocated time to clean your laser cutting machine, you will save yourself time and money in the long term, and reduce machine downtime due to overheating of faulty parts. The most important part of regular cleaning to your machine is that it will help overall product production.

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Working Self-employed in the Personalised Sales World

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm

With more people becoming furloughed, not being able to work or working from home, selling your own products is becoming increasingly popular. You may even be considering setting up your own business selling personliased products. Today, we are going to share with you an insight into this world, ensuring you know all the details before you take the leap.

Firstly, it is important that you realise this is an extremely competitive industry. With a lot of people choosing to create their own personalised products to sell to others. To make your way in this industry you will need to be able to create something unique. Or limit your profit to make your products cheaper than others!

Joining the world of personalised products can be daunting and expensive. With the equipment most people use is a very expensive upfront cost. You will need to ensure that you have the funds to kick start your business before you begin selling any products.

You should also remember that the opportunities are endless. Anything is possible in this world, you just need to discover a way to make it happen. It seems that people will buy anything if you add their name or a personalised message. So make the most of this and enjoy creating unique products.

When looking into this industry, it is easy to see where you should begin. If you want to take the leap you should set up a Facebook page for your sales. This will help you to grow your business and make it the best it can be.

To conclude, you should always remember that you are not alone. There are a lot of people in the same boat but they are there to help you. With the many forums on Facebook, you will find people to help you out. You may even make some lifelong friends from this new venture.

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Why Are Engraved Products So Popular?

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Purchasing engraved products is becoming much more popular as the days go by. But why is this the case? What has changed to make people more drawn towards these goods?

It seems to be that people are more drawn towards engraved products more than before. This is mainly due to the fact that people are now allowing you to personalise engraved goods. It was always a popular choice to purchase engraved goods when you had been on holiday, for more of a memorable gift. However, now people are offering personalisation it is more appealing all year round. For special occasions, we see personalised gifts as being the best choice for the extra sentiment. This is why they have become more popular and why engraving businesses are taking off. This new way of engraving goods has helped these companies to grow in outstanding ways.

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Engraving Business

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Have you ever wondered how products are engraved and whether you could make a successful business selling personalised products? 

Firstly you need a product idea and consider your market.  Equipment to engrave on a large scale is very expensive and ultimately can prove too costly to purchase if you are considering a small scale business.   There are options to rent engraving machines.  

The opportunities  to earn money engraving is endless from baby christening items, jewellery, pens, glassware, mirrors to wood, leather and acrylic.  

 Products can be sold in bulk or as individual personalised items.  They are many platforms in which to sell.  The internet is a great marketplace with a far reaching audience.  Craft fairs, boutique shops and markets are other great place to sell individual unique piece. 

If you plan to engrave as a hobby there are craft engravers you can purchase from craft stores.  These offer a limited range of engraving techniques. 

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What Material Can Be Engraved?

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

There are so many different options for items which can be engraved. One of these items being glass. Whether this is sheets of glass, blocks of glass or glass products. By engraving glass products it allows you to personalise them for anybody’s needs. You can also sell these with lights which will help the personalisation to shine through. Another item which you can engrave is leather. This is excellent for making keyrings. Personalised keyrings are a very popular choice of gift. There are so many options, the designs will be endless allowing people to have a lot of choices. The final object which can be engraved is wood. This is again an excellent material to choose for engraving. Using wood will allow you to create a range of products, from boxes to coasters, the list is endless. You will never run out of ideas. There are so many products which will sell for your business.

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Should Your Business Sell Engraved Products?

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 10:19 am

Engraved products are becoming more and more popular as time goes by. However it is not always the best idea for a business to sell engraved products.

Businesses should only sell engraved products if they can offer the option to have them personalised. This is because personalised products are becoming much more popular. People want unique, not just generic products. However, you can still offer a selection of generic products, they just may take a while to sell.

I would not recommend you selling engraved products if you can not offer the option of personalisation. This is because personalisation is more popular. You do not want to be left with stock which you have to sell for less money.

Learning how to engrave products yourself will take time and money. If you do not have this extra money then this is not something you need to get into. If you do, then engraving is the way to go for you.

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Engraving Dog Tags

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Dog tags are one of the most popular items to be engraved. There are however a few things you will need to consider before engraving dog tags.

The first thing you will need to consider is what you want to be included on the dog tag. The most popular are dogs name, address and owners phone number. They do not all need to be included, however, a must is the owners’ phone number or a simple ‘I’m Microchipped’.
Once you have decided what is going to be engraved on the tag, you will be able to decide the style. There are many different styles of dog tags which you can use. From different shapes and colours. You will just need to ensure all of the information will fit.

Take the time when designing a dog tag to be engraved. Make sure everything is perfect before you make the final product.

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Using Laser Presets

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

When using a laser engraver, the machine should have some suggested settings for cutting or engraving different materials and different thicknesses. These are important as understanding their functions can save a lot of time, as well as improve the quality of your engravings overall.

You should also be able to load these settings into your computer or laser and save them as presets. Be sure to name them something that makes sense so you can easily find them again.

Test cuts are also an important part of presetting a laser and should always be carried out when setting up a cutter before hand. This can be done by creating a small circle or square (about 1/4″ or 1/2″ wide) and cut out in corner or on some scrap material. Then can see if you need to increase or decrease the power before the final cut.

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How a Service Design Consultant Can Help You

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

Service design is the latest buzzword in the service industry. It is the process of ensuring that goods and services are offered in an efficient manner that is to the customer’s liking so that customers will keep coming back to the business with the patronage. This is a very important process because it helps you to reduce the cost of doing business by eliminating superfluous processes while ensuring the best possible customer satisfaction.

Companies are calling in service design consultants in order to help them retain customers in order to get repeated business because this is far cheaper than conducting marketing and sales promotion activities to get new customers. A lot of companies are realizing the importance of designing their products and services around the needs of the customer. However, this is something that can rarely be done by a person who is not specifically trained for it. Designing services is a multidisciplinary approach and it incorporates aspects of creative design practice, management consulting and social sciences. As a result, many companies looking to increase profitability and revenues are calling in service design consultants to help them make the necessary changes.

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