do laser engraving of most flat surfaces
such as stainless steel, woods, acrylics,
glass - just about any flat surface, we
can laser engrave it. When
we started Innovative Laser Works, we started
with the monument industry. So we currently
do the laser engraving of photographs and
scenes for about half of the monument companies
in the province.
of the ways that we’re different is
because we can do large laser engraving.
There’s not a lot of companies that
own a large engraver. We actually bought
the largest one available on the market.
There also are only two of us in the country
that laser engrave completely as a service.
That’s all we do, laser engraving.
longest laser beam measured 385,000 km and
was used to determine the distance between
the Earth and the Moon.
had a really hard time deciding whether
to go ahead with the laser or not because
of the cost of the laser. It meant an initial
investment just for the laser of just over
$100,000, which is part of why we decided
to go home-based instead of going out and
getting a shop elsewhere.
knew about laser engraving, so we had to
educate everybody, and we were the only
company doing it. So it has it’s advantages,
that you are the only company doing it.
And it has it’s disadvantages because
there’s nobody else advertising. There’s
nobody else out there saying: “Laser
engraving is in Winnipeg, and this is what
it is, and this is what you can expect of
1917, Albert Einstein first proposed the
process that makes lasers possible called
will be expanding from being a home-based
business and into a leased space.
I do a lot of business in Winnipeg, so I’m
spending a lot of travel time driving back
and forth. Plus the fact that we live in
a very small town where we don’t have
the courier service or a bus service.”