Whether they’re from film, television, sports, games or music – fan merchandise features special collector’s items with high emotional value and are hugely popular among fans across the world! Because who doesn’t want to own a branded t-shirt, baseball cap, keyring, notebook or pen featuring your favourite film, idol or athlete?
The laser technology from JustLaser has proven itself to be an extremely efficient and innovative process when it comes to personalising or customising fan merchandise. Benefit from maximum design freedom, great flexibility in materials processing and high process speeds!
The main product of merchandising is often a film, a series, an entertainer, an athlete or an entire sports team, which is marketed in the form of fan merchandising. Merchandising only makes sense if it is appropriately branded, making it into an emotional cult object for the fan community in question.
The innovative laser engravers from JustLaser can produce individual logos, branding, photos, motifs and lettering quickly and easily at the push of a button and apply them to a wide variety of surfaces and products! Whether it’s wood, metal, glass, stone or plastic – any material can be processed efficiently using JustLaser Laser Engravers. The precise devices win people over with their consistent quality and high repetition accuracy, both for individual production and serial production. Lasers are typically used to personalise or customise the following fan merchandise products:
In laser marking, a laser beam is used to give a surface a permanent inscription. The process is frequently used for personalising or customising fan merchandise and is divided into different types depending on the material:
In laser engraving, the heat of the laser vaporises or sublimates the material to a specific depth. This produces a permanent, abrasion-resistant engraving.
In annealing, the surface of a metal is heated so much that an annealing colour is formed. It causes diffusion and oxidation processes on the surface. A light-coloured inscription can practically always be achieved on metals. This is achieved through a melting process and / or changes to surface roughness.
Ablation is used for all materials that have a topcoat. This is removed using a laser, causing the differently-coloured base layer to come to the fore. For anodised aluminium, the anodised layer is either removed or chemically altered, causing the inscription to appear white / light.
Various materials can be cut quickly, precisely and efficiently using a laser. The thermal cutting process creates a particularly exact and fine cut. With plastics, leather and textiles with plastic parts, the laser automatically seals the edges (cut & seal), meaning that the work piece edge is smooth – individual fibres are no longer noticeable. As the process of personalising or customising fan merchandise with a laser is contactless, it is even gentle on delicate materials.
Simple or unusual shapes – with the laser engravers from JustLaser, you can make precise cuts on any material. Different cutting processes are used depending on whether you want to cut metal, plastics, textiles or leather.
The efficient laser machines from JustLaser win people over with their numerous benefits when it comes to personalising or customising fan merchandise: