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I am wondering what's involved in laser etching or burning a logo into a piece of wood. I have a customer that wants their logo on a piece hanging from a piece I am making. This will eventually turn into dozens and dozens of pieces.

What are the options? Laser burn, stamp, cnc router? And who does this?

What format would the logo need to be in? like a vector image or some CAD file?

Thanks a bunch.
 

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Take a look at the variety of branding irons available from Lee Valley.
Furniture shop down my street uses 3 of them. Custom print but
torch heated, not electric.

I carved my own. 8" nail has a 3/4" head. Dremel and cutoff disks.
Added a handle, heat with a propane torch.

Getting the heat right requires testing in the wood of choice.
They all seem to have different "toasting" temperatures.
 

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I got my brand from brandnew industries....top notch company to work with I might add.
 

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I just tested a method I read about and it worked great.

Create the logo on a computer and print a mirror image on a laser printer (inkjet wont work). Place the logo face down on the wood, give it a generous wipe down with lacquer thinner, and rub it with a blunt instrument (I used the back edge of a butter knife). The toner transferred to the wood and looks great. I couldn't remove it when I tried scratching it with my fingernail. A nice clear coat will seal it forever.
 
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