Laser Etching vs Laser Cutting
Laser cutting and laser etching are the two different methods we use to add text to our letterbox plates and house signs. Each has it's own charm so choose the one that appeals most to you.
Laser Cutting uses the heat from a laser beam to cut all the way through the metal plate to create a cut-out shape or letter. A coloured backing is usually added behind and is included with the plate. Installation is more complicated than for laser etching as the backing plate adds depth which then needs to be set into the mounting surface.
Laser Etching on the other hand is when the text is basically 'tattooed' into the surface of the plate without cutting into the metal. The plate can then be installed flat against the mounting surface.