Laser Engraving

Welcome to our laser engraving service, where bringing your visions to fruition is our expertise. With a wealth of experience in laser engraving, etching or marking, we boast comprehensive knowledge of techniques and materials to ensure the perfection of your projects.

Our cutting-edge lasers are adept at handling a diverse array of materials, including metals, plastics, various wood types, cardboard, paper, and much more. Should you require engraving on a material not listed below, simply reach out to us, and we’ll gladly discuss the possibilities.  

The speed, precision and versatility of our machines enables fast and cost effective production.  We offer CO₂ laser engraving on our 1220mm x 914mm and our 610mm x 305mm machines including rotary engraving.

We also offer fibre laser engraving up to 300mm x 300mm.

Take a look at some of the amazing things we have used our lasers for below.

Who we work with!

At The Altered State we are proud to work with hundreds of individuals, small local businesses, large national businesses and international clients too. They rely on us for our expertise to help them move from concept to final product, provide material and process guidance as well as economise the project.

Laser engraving and laser cutting offers a wide array of opportunities and possibilities to individual makers, students, entrepreneurs and businesses.

We’d like to work with you too.

Applications for laser engraving

The applications of our laser engraving machines are only as limited as your creativity and imagination.  Below are some examples of the applications currently used by our clients.

Business Cards

Memorial Plaques

memorial plaque in gold layered acrylic laser engraved by the altered state


Personalised Wedding menu laser engraved and cut from frosted acrylic by The Altered State


wooden handled knife personalised with Hona with laser engraving by the altered state

Signage & Labels

weathering steel and wood sign for tupelo tree made by the altered state

Promotional Items

Laser engraved and cut wooden key ring

Gifts & Jewellery

Ellie & Hart Laser cut and engraved Acrylic Pendants - jewellery

Fashion Design

Barcodes & QR Codes

QR code laser engraved on to layered acrylic by the altered state

Rubber Stamps & Stencils

Architectural Models

Asset Tags & Data Plates

control panel / plate laser engraved and cut on white layered acrylic by the altered state


Point Of Sale Displays

oak point of sale sign with laser engraved logo for kartel watches by the altered state

What materials can we work on?

Check out the different materials below that our lasers can mark. Shortly you’ll be able to select one of the materials to get further details.

Get in touch to discuss ideas and to get inspiration for what you can design and make.

Glass, Drinkware & Barware

Laser engraved gin glass - to my valentine


laser engraved slate coaster for carmunnock & rutherglen curling club - single coaster

Plastic / Acrylic

Acrylic cake topper

Textiles / Fabric

Laser engraved denim jeans


Laser engraved cork business card

Marble, Stone & Granite

marble coaster laser engraved and colour filled with gold for valentian vermouth by the altered state


Rubber gasket


Laser engraved paper picture mounted in a frame


Stainless steel hip flask engraved with birthday

What Is A Laser Engraving?

Laser engraving technology represents the pinnacle of precision marking methods, harnessing high-energy lasers to achieve permanent, highly detailed markings.  From text, intricate symbols to corporate logos and designs, our engraving capabilities cover a broad spectrum of applications.

How Laser Engraving works.

Laser engraving is essentially removing material in a controlled manor.  It is perfect for branding and customising a large number of materials.

A sophisticated process wherein materials are vaporised into fumes to produce enduring, deep-seated marks. Acting akin to a precision chisel, the laser beam meticulously removes layers from the material’s surface, resulting in intricate engravings. Through targeted application of substantial energy, localised areas are subjected to intense heat, facilitating vaporisation.

Get in touch to learn how our laser cutting and engraving can save you time and money.

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How To Find Us

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