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Unless you have no machines the initial outlay cost for equipment is going to eat in to your profit margins Rick.........And if they find someone cheaper they will drop you like a stone..............Sandblasting can be time consuming........Laser is going to be quicker............Consider farming the work out to someone like Craig and still make a profit?......Depends on quantity.

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I may have got myself a contract for a large amount of glass tumblers, on a regular basis.

 

Does anyone know what the best machine would be to quickly turn around high quality work?

 

Cheers.

 

Rick.

 If buying a laser buy a real one not a Chinese water cooled one like the hpc get a speedy 100 or above from trotec with cylindrical attachment and you wont look back but it will cost around 20k or pm me details for a great trade price for the work. I do a lot of drop shipped work with plain packaging so no need to worry about customer trying to cut you out of the deal.

 

Craig

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 If buying a laser buy a real one not a Chinese water cooled one like the hpc get a speedy 100 or above from trotec with cylindrical attachment and you wont look back but it will cost around 20k

Craig

 Not many of us have £20k to spend on a machine to trial a new service.

What is the difference between the two that makes the £20k machine better?

Specifically, does the finished job look any different, or is it just about the build quality & longevity of the machines?

If the end job is the same, I'd rather spend £5k to test the market, knowing that I'm not breaking the bank in doing so - and if the £20k machine lasts 4 times longer, I'll buy 3 more £5k machines as they wear out & still be no worse off...

 

Despite how it might sound, this is a genuine question, not just an attempt to start an argument, I'm genuinely interested in whether the difference is more than just money.

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There's a Facebook group for laser engravers and most of them have Chinese lasers.  They generally seem happy with them and some of the pictures they post look up to standard.   They're not without flaws though, they seem to be a bit of hassle to set up and get running.   With the non-Chinese ones, it's pretty much plug in and go (software learning aside).    

 

Could be worth joining and having  look through, you may get some good ideas too, I find it interesting to see what people get up too with their lasers.  These are the two I've joined.

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/709473125838833/

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/441613082637047/

 

FWIW £20k is a bit OTT for an entry level laser to do glasses - Gravograph, Trotec etc will sell you one for about half that, if not less.  It would be worth your time visiting the Sign show next month if lasers are the way you want to go.  Even if you do go Chinese, it would be worth seeing what they can do.

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Not many of us have £20k to spend on a machine to trial a new service.

What is the difference between the two that makes the £20k machine better?

Specifically, does the finished job look any different, or is it just about the build quality & longevity of the machines?

If the end job is the same, I'd rather spend £5k to test the market, knowing that I'm not breaking the bank in doing so - and if the £20k machine lasts 4 times longer, I'll buy 3 more £5k machines as they wear out & still be no worse off...

 

Despite how it might sound, this is a genuine question, not just an attempt to start an argument, I'm genuinely interested in whether the difference is more than just money.

Lasers are all about speed and detail quality of finished job I once bought a Chinese water cooled machine waste of money resold to another mug on eBay that thought a cheap laser was the answer. Trotec speedy machines are named speedy for a reason the fine detail and precision are excellent. Power output from a water cooled laser will fluctuate and not enable fine detail to be engraved to a high standard also lifespan of the laser tubes are terrible. on a speedy machine I could put in a Standard A4 sheet of paper and engrave fine detail logo work and not burn it or cut through it no cheap Chinese machine will match the quality of job finish. My speedy machine does a lot more than double the work my universal 350 will do and it's only double the price of a 350.

I engrave glass tankards fully filled text around 30 words over 6 lines to a very high standard in around 40 seconds a tankard.

 

Craig

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