Laser marking colour photo on polycarbonate

Using a ProMarker galvo laser machine for laser engraving

Laser engraving with DirectMark laser marking software

A ProMarker marking laser allows you to mark or engrave metals and many types of plastic. The pre-installed DirectMark laser marking software means the laser works as easily as a printer, allowing you to laser directly from all common graphics and Windows programs. The following tutorials will show you a variety of tips and tricks with explanations on the topic of laser engraving and laser marking. We also provide you with the corresponding graphic files for you to try yourself.


Laser engraving metal tutorial

This tutorial will show you how you can laser engrave a metal lighter using a ProMarker. We used the CorelDraw graphics program. Select the DirectMark software as the printer in the print command and set the print properties. This tutorial, we will show you how to create a new material parameter in DirectMark and then select it. Additionally, you will find an explanation on how the material parameters are processed by the laser marking software.

Download: Tutorial 1 "engraving metal lighter" Download: Graphic file


Tutorial - photo and logo mode

A ProMarker fiber laser allows you to mark graphics and images, with different methods for marking these graphics with the laser. In this tutorial, you will learn about the photo or logo mode methods and their differences. This process allows you to mark a polycarbonate card with the same logo (see attachment) and achieve different results depending on the selected mode. At the end of the tutorial we explain how the laser software processes the graphic in the respective mode.

Download: Tutorial 2 "logo photo modus" Download: Graphic file


Tutorial - marking colour images

Along with "Photo and logo mode" this tutorial will show you how to process a color image (jpg) using the DirectMark laser software. The photo is marked on a polycarbonate card in this example. You will learn how to edit the images to have the correct resolution and then adjust the laser parameters.

Download: Tutorial 3 "Direct marking color images" Download: Image


Tutorial - achieve different markings on steel

A fiber laser offers several options when laser marking metals. Depending on the requirements and application, you can either engrave (strip), anneal (dark annealing) or polish (white polish) steel. A ProMarker can mark in all three ways, In this tutorial, we will show you the 3 different laser marking processes on steel and how you can adjust the laser parameters. We also explain what happens to the material during the respective processes.

Download: Tutorial 4 "laser marking processes steel" Download: Graphic file


Tutorial - print merge with Corel Draw

Want to create identification plates with consecutive serial numbers, or name plates with different names? You can do all that with a ProMarker fiber laser. While you can create serial numbers or directly import variable data to the SpeedMarker lasers using the provided SpeedMark software, Corel Draw's print merge function can help preparing serial number files for the ProMarker. In this tutorial, we will show you how to activate the print merge function, import the corresponding data set and send the final file to the laser for processing. In addition, we explain how you can define the right parameters and laser mark the individual name plates in DirectMark.

Download: Tutorial 5 "print merge function corel draw" Download: Graphic file