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Engraving Efficiently: Pre-engrave products

By front-loading your effort, you can avoid bottlenecks in your day-to-day workflow.

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Customization is extremely popular, and thus a great business opportunity, but one-off jobs can be inefficient. Loading up the same design over and over again to engrave the same item multiple times can consume a lot of your production time. We suggest pre-engraving an inventory of popular items before individual orders come in.

Take the cutting board pictured below as an example. You can easily pre-engrave the main graphics of this design onto a batch of cutting boards. Once an order comes in, put one of the pre-engraved boards back in the machine and add a family name or other custom phrase in place of the “order here” section. This small addition takes little time compared to printing the entire design again. By front-loading your effort, you can avoid bottlenecks in your day-to-day workflow.

-Amy Dallman, Epilog Laser

Amy Dallman

Epilog Laser

Amy Dallman is the marketing communications specialist for Epilog Laser. To request the complete version of Epilog's Guidebook to Starting a Cutting and Engraving Business, email [email protected] or call toll free 888-437-4564.

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