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How Laser Engraving Can Spruce Up Your Home

10 October 2016

If the success of television shows like ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and HGTV’s Design on a Dime proves anything, it’s that people just can’t get enough of do-it-yourself home decoration.

Walk into any Home Depot or Lowe’s Home Improvement store across America on just about any weekend, and you’re likely to find hordes of people looking to spruce up their living spaces.

One method for interior decorating that may not have occurred to those Design on a Dime viewers and Home Depot shoppers is laser engraving. It’s a method that offers a fun way to put a personal touch on a home, and one that could possibly even save consumers some money in the long haul.

Laser-engraved throw pillows. (Image via Epilog Laser)Laser-engraved throw pillows. (Image via Epilog Laser)

In the living room alone, throw rugs, pillows, and couch cushions can all be created or enhanced by laser engraving. A piece of felt is all you need to make a laser-engraved rug. The laser engraver can cut through felt exposing the floor below, or patterns can be created on the felt’s surface.

The kitchen offers a plethora of ways to put a laser engraver to work. In this room, home improvement mavens can carve a design on their wine glasses, create an intricate design on a rolling pin, or even spice up their spice rack.

And the list goes on. Practically every corner of your home offers an opportunity to put a laser engraver to work.

Epilog Laser’s Zing series gives the do-it-yourself enthusiast a practical option to decorate their home with a laser engraver. Its Red Dot Pointer makes project layout a breeze, as users can see exactly where the laser will fire. Especially on smaller items like bottle openers, this feature is critical.

Epilog Zing Laser. (Image via Epilog Laser)Epilog Zing Laser. (Image via Epilog Laser)

The Zing’s 3D mode gives engravers the ability to create complex, visually arresting designs. The power of the laser is adjusted based on the grayscale in the artwork, and the results can be truly breathtaking. Wooden household items such as coasters or carving boards are perfect for showing off the stunning designs that the Zing’s 3D mode can produce.

The 3D mode adjust the power applied to the material based on the grayscale. (Image via Epilog Laser)The 3D mode adjust the power applied to the material based on the grayscale. (Image via Epilog Laser)

And the money do-it-yourself decorators can save with the Zing really does add up. With its wide variety of uses around the house, laser engravers really can design on a dime.

Have any other home-décor laser engraving ideas? Let us know!



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