Laser Marking History

History Of Laser Marking

The date Laser Etching was invented is not exactly known, however the first laser engraving was done in 1978. Some key moments in time with regards to the creation of laser etching include:

  • 1917 Albert Einstein theorizes electrons can emit light in a certain wavelength
  • 1951 Charles Hard Townes conceives the maser
  • 1957 – Gordon Gould theorizes the laser
  • 1964 – The CO2 laser is invented
  • 1978 – The first laser engraver is created
  • 1996 – First software developed specifically for lasers is created

Evolution of Laser Marking

Today, laser engravers don’t look like they used to. Laser engravers have become smaller, more precise in the engraved image and they don’t emit as much radiation s they used to. Over time Laser marking equipment has become more environmentally friendly and usually contain a polycarbonate window which helps to absorb all of the radiation that is emitted.

Materials commonly used for laser etching:

  • Steel
  • Lead
  • Stainless Steel
  • Magnesium
  • Anodized Aluminum

Product Materials We Print On:




Other Materials & Surfaces

Our Work

Border Pad & Print has the capability to print on almost all surface shapes and finishes. From painted finishes to stainless steel, flat glass to rounded sports balls, we are equipped and ready for the job. Have a look at some of the work that puts us at the forefront of the industry.

Industries We Serve

Our varied customer base has allowed us continuous growth and success year after year. Today, we are pleased to have active customers from a wide range of industries.

medical printing


printing auto parts


promotional product printing

Promotional Products

cannabis printing


sporting goods printing

Sporting Goods

food and beverage printing

Food & Beverage

printing on toys


printing industry

Other Industries

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