Engraving Efficiently: Pre-engrave products
By front-loading your effort, you can avoid bottlenecks in your day-to-day workflow.
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 above 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