If you want a unique way to personalize gifts for business relation or employees or your loved ones, a custom laser metal engraving service is the perfect option. This process can create stunning results that are truly one-of-a-kind. No matter what type of metal you choose, the possibilities are endless!

Why Use Metal for Laser Engraving?

Laser engraving offers a high-quality, precise finish on metal surfaces that is perfect for customization. Businesses and individuals can create custom logos, images, or text on metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and more using laser engraving machines. You can use custom metal engraving to create customized:
  • Signage
  • Plaques
  • Products
  • Gifts
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Jewelry Boxes
Engraved metal is an excellent choice for custom jewelry, dog tags, keychains, and other accessories.
Products & Gifts
Kitchen Appliances
Jewelery Boxes

How to Choose the Best Metal for Laser Engraving?


Type of Metals  

Type of metal is essential to consider as based on need and requirement as some metals are more difficult to engrave than others. Aluminum is softer and easier to engrave than stainless steel.

Softer metals such as aluminum are the best metals for laser engraving as they are easier to engrave with a high level of detail. However, any metal can be laser engraved if the correct settings are used.

The harder the metal, the longer it takes to engrave. Harder metals also require a higher-powered laser to penetrate the surface.


A soft lightweight metal perfect for customization of gifts that need a little extra flair


A popular choice for custom logos or images as it has a high-quality finish

Stainless Steel

A strong metal that can be engraved with a high level of detail, but it takes a while for darker markings. Popular choice for custom metal engraving


Is often used for electrical applications as it is a good conductor of electricity

Anodized Aluminum

Has a thin layer of aluminum oxide that can be engraved to create a unique design
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The difference between aluminum and carbon steel is the hardness of the metal. Softer metals like aluminum are easier to engrave but will not last as long as harder metals like stainless steel.

Vernier Caliper to Measure Metal Thickness



The thickness of the metal is also necessary as it affects the time it takes to engrave and the quality of the finished product. Thicker metals will take longer to engrave. And thinner metals are more manageable to engrave with more detail than thicker metals.

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Level of Detail

The level of detail required is another factor to consider. A smaller laser beam should be used if you need a high level of detail. A larger laser beam can be used if a lower level of detail is required.

We engrave any Design. Logo. Text. Metal Surfaces.

We offer custom laser engraving on various metals such as aluminum, brass, steel, and more at Custom Laser Engraving. To get started, send us your design or logo, and we will provide a free quote. Contact us today to get started!