Laser engraved wooden photo frame with inlays

Voegeler Creations - Creating gifts with Trotec Laser

Published on: 07/23/2018

About Voegeler Creations

Voegeler Creations is a souvenir wholesaler that creates gifts from local products and distributes to tourist designations and destinations all around Australia. They use a lot of local wood as well as Trotec’s laser woods to make a range of products, including jewellery, fridge magnets, picture frames and much more.

John Voegeler and his wife initially purchased a Speedy 100. They then built their entire business around this single machine. They became very close to the team here at Trotec Australia, helping out at the WA Wood Show, and blew us all away when they won themselves a Speedy 360 in the Trotec Applications Contest.

Where it all started…

Initially, John Voegeler was looking for a machine to help with his artwork – he wanted to print his oil paintings. When stumbling across Trotec, he assumed the machines were large format printers. But when he saw what the laser machines could do, he began to come up with all sorts of ideas…
“The laser machine opened up a whole new door for me. There is so much you can do with it, it’s just incredible. I’ve made some amazing things with my Speedy 100”.
Today, John is creating some beautiful pieces. He uses Trotec Solid Woods as well as the unique South Australian wood ‘She Oak’. It only grows in Albany, which is where John and his wife live, and you can’t get it anywhere else. Apparently, it is a very valuable and sort-after material, and John says it is perfect for laser processing!
“The local She Oak got me. It has an incredible look to it – when it’s laser processed, you can just see it was meant to be. It gives off that beautiful timber contrast, really complimenting the laser work.”

"The Solid Wood is very, very high-quality timber, and it lends itself well to the laser. I also use the Veneered MDF, which I find is a superior product to what I was using before. It always cuts beautifully and always looks good. When you put it in the machine, there is never any warpage – it’s just great!"
- John Voegeler - Voegeler Creations -

Why Trotec?

The main reason John from Voegeler Creations decided to purchase a Trotec machine was the quality...
“I was looking online for laser machines - I was watching videos. And I kept on going back to Trotec just because of how it was made. You could see the quality of the machine in the video, and I knew I wasn’t going to buy something cheap. I wanted something reliable, industrial and could work every single day. The Speedy 100? It hasn’t missed a beat in the five years I’ve owned it. Not one.”
Voegeler Creations has also been blown away by the support that Trotec offers, especially for a little business in Albany, which is quite a long way away from any of our offices.

"There are a lot of creative people in Albany – and Australia! I am one of those people, and I’m lucky enough to have found a Trotec machine to enhance what I do, AND lucky enough to win a Speedy 360 which will continue to help me. I am thrilled with Trotec!"
- John Voegeler - Voegeler Creations -
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