General electricity costs are the only costs of operation with a YVO4 laser system. Due to this, they are becoming more popular, cost-effective methods of marking, substituting ink and labels. However, the pump diodes of the vanadate and YAG lasers should be replaced after roughly 15,000-20,000 hours of operation. This is a downside compared to fiber lasers that do not have routine periods of maintenance.
Although the initial investment is considerably greater, laser systems have remarkably lower maintenance, low running costs, and higher print quality compared to inkjet printers.
Marking on pre-printed cardboard results in an incredibly quick, high-contrast mark on the substrate.