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Is Stellar Mark suitable for engraving jobs?
Stellar Mark now offers great business opportunities for people to participate in the growth of the laser market. With a laser-based unit, it is much more cost-effective than with other solid-state lasers It is an ideal marking solution for the non-metal products of most companies. With Stellar Mark, there are many things you can mark on and many businesses you can be involved in. Here are some examples:

1. Electronics industry
Manufacturers require a permanent mark on their products that does not change the physical characteristics of those products. Laser marking is the answer for this reason and many others.

Typical electronics parts that can be marked are plastic connectors, PC boards, audio panels, amplifiers, diskettes, wafers, IC packages, device housings, mini circuits, keyboards, etc.
Laser marking in electronics industry Laser marking application Laser engraving by laser marking systems

2. Industrial applications
Companies mark their products for increased brand recognition, product tracking, inventory concerns, security concerns, and parts identification, just to name a few.

Typical industrial parts that can be marked are tool holders, ID tags, company logos, machinery specification signage, etc.
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3. Trophy and award industry
Stellar Mark is not only designed for vector marking, it is also versatile for quality image engraving. Examples of personalized products that can be engraved are graduation gifts, cell phone housings, lighter engraving, photo engraving, etc.
Examples of personalized products that can be engraved are graduation gifts leather engraving Laser engraving in trophy and award industry

4. Textile industry
Stellar Mark is a good solution for small area vector marking or engraving on fabric or textile materials.
With a speed of up to 300 character/sec, mass production jobs can be handled well for textile applications.
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5. Automotive industry
Today's automotive industry has made particular use of this of marking in the manufacture of both functional and decorative parts. Components utilized for operational purposes are marked to instruct the driver how to operate them. Parts installed to add an aesthetic touch to a vehicle are sometimes imprinted with informative legends.

6. Aerospace industry
Many aerospace components need permanent identification that will not impact the material characteristics or their surface finish. Only non-contact laser marking can produce permanent images without compromising component integrity.

Typical aerospace parts that can be marked are jet engine airfoils, fuel testing equipment, backlit panels, aircraft cable connectors, aerospace fasteners, fuel nozzles, control assemblies, lighting and control panels, aircraft flow valves, missile parts, aircraft cabin windows, helicopter parts, shuttle parts, etc.

7. Medical industry
Typical medical parts that can be marked are drill holders, blade cartridges, measuring tools, indicators, ceramic implants, housings, etc.

The above businesses are not the only ones that can benefit from marking. Any other well-managed system can be integrated into your exiting business to expand your sales territory.

You can also join partnerships by meeting the special requirements of a particular kind of shop. For instance, you can collaborate with pet shops to offer the pet owners a pet tag marking service. Moreover, a personalized shop can be expanded into an alliance business by selling the ‘know how' business packages to other people.

Click here for more details on Stellar Mark. This could be your great opportunity to enter a lucrative marking business in the laser market.
Can I make money with Stellar Mark?
Sure, you can make money with the Stellar Mark laser marking system. Many companies require logos, serial numbers and barcodes for packaging. There is always a huge market for marking systems. With advantages in permanent marking technology and free consumption costs in laser marking, more and more companies are benefiting from the advantages in traceability and brand identity.

According to a report in “Industrial Laser Solutions for Manufacturer” (Jan 2003, p7~13), marking is the top industrial laser application with an estimated 24% of the market in 2001. “Laser Focus World” also found that the laser market was expected to grow 12% in 2003.
Is GCC LaserPro safe to operate?
Yes, GCC LaserPro laser engravers are certificated and tested by CE and FCC for laser and electronic operation safety. In addition, the GCC LaserPro laser system achieves CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) IIIA safety criteria. A laser system without a red beam pointer for positioning only can meet the class I safety criteria. However, as far as universal safety guidelines are concerned, lasers should not be used without first attending classes and wearing protective glasses.
Can I make money with a GCC LaserPro laser engraver?
Yes, a GCC LaserPro laser engraver can fulfill various applications and help you make money with various products, such as engraving or cutting awards, plaques, signage, decorative items, personalized items, desk accessories, name plates, business cards, name card holders, rubber stamps, architectural models, puzzle gifts, trophies, mugs, glassware, exhibitions picture frames, sporting goods, circuit boards, textile applications, miniatures, 3D engravings, barcode markings, fabric cutting and engraving, model making, give-away items, etc. A GCC LaserPro Showcase will bring you new ideas about applications for business sales. 

 

What kind of materials can a GCC LaserPro laser engraver cut or engrave?
Acrylic Cork Leather Paper  Styrene
Anodized Aluminum Crystal coated metal Marble Plastic Tile
Anodized metal Fabric Matte board Polyester Veneer
Bamboo Fiberglass Melamine Polyester film Vinyl
Carbide Foam Mylar Pressboard Wood
Cardboard Glass Nylon Rubber  
Ceramics Kevlar Painted metals Silicon  
Composites  Laminated plastic  Painted materials Stone  

 

Can I do contour cutting (cut after print) with GCC cutting plotters?
Yes, the SignPal Jaguar series has a built-in contour cutting function. By enabling the contour cutting function, sign makers can utilize contour cutting with most cutting software, such as SignPal (Expert, Master and Pro versions), FlexiSign, EasySign, Signlab and even Corel Draw.
What is the life of a blade?
Basically, the knife shipped with a GCC cutting plotter has a 5 mile cutting lifespan. However, it varies depending on different applications. Therefore, it is encouraged to use the Cut Test function to verify the sharpness of the blade and to choose an appropriate cutting force. The Cut Test procedure will not only provide you with a means of selecting a proper tool force, prolonging the knife's lifespan, but will also assist you in checking if you have chosen the right settings (offset for instance) to ensure output quality.
My operating system is Windows XP. Are there any compatibility issues when using GCC SignPal cutters?
Basically, GCC SignPal cutters accept HPGL commands from your computer. The HPGL command language is a widely used graphical language. It is not affected by your operating system. However, the cutting software that you use may have a compatibility issue if it was developed before Windows XP. Sign makers should check with their cutting software supplier for upgraded software in order to resolve any compatibility problems.
What is the maximum acceptable media thickness for GCC cutting plotters?
0.8 mm (including backing paper)
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