Conveying the idea of tangibility through textures and imperfections. The image you are viewing is composed in pixels – In real life this graphic representation carries more weight than just a font – on a computer – on a screen. This is a tangible object that you can put in your pocket and hand off. Through innovation and technology we are able to blast a pattern of a logo into lumber with a Carbon-Based Laser Beam. Previously this was an idea of science fiction, the laser was imagined before it ever “turned-tangible”
Laser Engraving Pros – Tangibile Graphics VS. Pixels
Rewind approximately One-Hundred and Forty-Two years…
The year is 1874 and the location is 3rd and Marshall Street in Richmond, Virginia. Joseph W. Bliley, Sr. had just opened his first funeral home without the existence of electricity. Horses and trains provided mobility but communication was limited to word-of mouth, telegram and paper. Joseph wouldn’t have understood a font displayed in pixels, yet he understood the tangibility associated with engraving. Pictured below is a One-Hundred and Forty-Two year-old piece of lumber from the framing of his funeral home. Joseph more than likely paid someone to install the framing with “Common Nails” and a simple hammer. This slab of lumber is a piece of history, a work of art and can serve a purpose if cut into the shape of a four-inch drink coaster. You can stare at a hand-drawn piece of history while simultaneously holding it. We work with custom wood-workers all throughout the United States – but our close relationships with the local craftsman can sometimes yield interesting artifacts, just like Laser Engraving Pros.
Almost since civilization began, people have been engraving and tangibility stands the test of time.
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Do you have interest in the art of engraved lumber? Perhaps we can help. We’re the Laser Engraving Pros!