Try This: Laser Engraving Beer Tap Handles

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Craft brews are all the rage these days, and with these custom tap handles, brew masters can uniquely brand their latest creations. Available in a variety of sizes and substrates, tap into profits with laser engraved tap handles catered to breweries, taprooms and distilleries to customize their brand and products.

Follow these steps to learn how to create this fun and unique product to add to your current line.

Materials Needed

  • Wooden beer tap handles
  • Damp cloth

Step One: Design

Download a premade template or create your own artwork. Adjust it to fit on the size and shape of your handles. (Image 1) Once you have modified the artwork, insert the material into the laser. (Image 2) If you’re concerned about the placement, you can draw a vector box around your design and run the machine with the red dot pointer on and lid open to ensure your engraving and cutting lines line up correctly.

Step Two: Engraving

Using a 60-watt laser, send the job to the laser using the following parameters. (Image 3)

Laser Parameters

Normal Engraving: Raster; Speed: 45%; Power: 100%; 600 dpi; Standard Engraving

Deep Engraving: Raster; Speed: 10%; Power: 100%; 600 dpi; Jarvis Engraving

Step Three: Cleaning

Clean off your engraved beer tap handle with a damp cloth.

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Devon Posey

Devon Posey is a graphic designer at Epilog Laser. With a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Harding University in Arkansas, Posey has been working in the graphic design field since graduation, and some of her top skills include web design, corporate branding, packaging design, photography, and creating eblasts. Posey focuses on web and print design, sample creations, and developing laserable ideas to help enable customer access.

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