ILS Promotions was set up in 1989 and initially specialised in engraving serial numbers and other markings on to machine parts
and technical components. However, with the growth of the promotional gift market, ILS moved to offer it’s skill and expertise to
trade suppliers in the personalisation of business gifts for their customers.

After seventeen years in the business, we consider ourselves to be still ahead of the competition in terms of the quality of the
work, service and customer care provided.

The versatility of our lasers, coupled with the skill and knowledge of our production staff allows us to engrave clear and accurate
logo’s, barcodes, serial numbers etc. on to a variety of different materials including ceramic, titanium, stainless steel, aluminium
and wood.
What is a laser engraving?

Laser marking or engraving is very much as it sounds. A computer controlled laser beam is used to either discolour the surface of
a component or to actually engrave it by vaporising material. The laser and its position can be very accurately controlled and this
allows a variety of effects to be achieved from putting barcodes onto stainless steel to putting company logos onto plastic pens.
The technology

We use several YAG and CO2 lasers – all of which have been customised by our in-house development team.
Both CO2 lasers and YAG lasers generate a very concentrated beam of light, but from there the lasers become very different in
their uses and how they work

What are the different uses for YAG and CO2 lasers?
YAG lasers and CO2 lasers react very differently on different materials because of the differing wavelengths of the laser beams.
The wavelength of a YAG laser is exactly ten times smaller than the CO2 wavelength, which makes it ideally suited for absorption
in most metals, but this small wavelength inhibits its ability to be absorbed by many other materials (wood, acrylic, plastics,
fabrics, etc.)

A CO2 laser beam is not easily absorbed by metal, but can easily be absorbed by many organic materials such as wood, acrylic,
rubber, etc, while it tends to reflect off of most metal surfaces. It's the different wavelengths of the two beams that are mainly
responsible for the different types of materials that they will react with. There are a number of other differences between the two
lasers; thermal efficiency, heat transfer, minimum and maximum power output, etc. and these characteristics all have an
affect on the materials that the beams react with.
For more information on Ils Promotions or the Promotional market contact us: sales@ilspromotions.com
Company Registration number: 3897399
V.A.T number: 746 3947 94
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