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Blog posts of '2011' 'July'

Edco Announces Arrival of New Laser Cutter

Edco has completed installation of our newest laser, a Trotec SP 1500.  This laser is 400 watts and has a bed size of 59" x 49".  Previously the biggest laser cutter / engraver Edco had was 100 watts with a table size of 32" x 18".  The new laser enables us to cut through up to 1" acrylic leaving a polished looking edge.  Previously to obtain this edge on a piece of acrylic would require sanding and buffing.  This process CNC Cut/sand/buff) does not allow polishing on tight inside radiuses or corners.


Examine the photos below.  The thumb image was laser cut.  In the second image you will see what a traditional CNC router edge looks like and the third image will show how beautiful a laser cut and UV printed piece of clear acrylic can be.  The laser easily cuts many other materials including foam, paper, leather, wood and much, much more.  An interesting Youtube video of the SP 1500 cutting MDF board is shown here:


Let us quote on your next requirement for custom cut material.


Trotec SP1500 laser engraver


This machine is 10 feet wide, 7 feet deep and 5 feet high!


Laser cut acrylic


This is 1" thick laser cut acrylic.  Notice the clear edges.


CNC router cut acrylic


Notice the rough edge on this CNC router cut edge.  This will require sanding and buffing to be acceptable.


Laser cut, UV printed award

Notice how good this finished laser cut, UV printed award looks!

EDCO adds Team Photography!

Edco now offers team and individual photography for groups of all sizes. Whether it be a single team, or a league with dozens of teams, we have the staff to meet your needs.  Now you can count on Edco Photo for photography as you have for awards, wearables, signage and ad specialties  for over 40 years!

 Team sports photography

Consider Edco Photo when you have a need for team photography.  We can make your job easy by being a one stop shop for awards, banners, wearables, promotional products and now photography!
Some of the products we can imprint with your action or posed shots include, trading cards, photo magnets, game day tickets, photo balls, pennants, calendars, key tags, bag tags, license plates, mugs, dog tags, magazine photo covers and even photo flip flops!


photo sports balls, photo dog tags, team photos, team sports photos.

Edco Success Story #3

One of Edco's longtime customers, Seth Levit at the Jason Taylor Foundation emailed Edco on Thursday morning at 7:12 AM.  It seemed that one of his associates needed 135 awards by 11:00 AM that same day and he knew Edco could do it!  Apparently a basketball and cheerleading camp was coming to a close and there were no awards for the children.  Edco quickly produced all the custom awards, delivered them, and was even offered the opportunity to help the famous Dwyane Wade present the awards.


Below you see Edco's own Sammi Somers and Melissa Combs helping Dwyane Wade hand out the awards.  Other famous people at the event included Katina and Jason Taylor.


Edco has many, many success stories like this.  The #3 is in honor of the great  Dwyane Wade!


Dwayne Wade basketball camp


Katina Taylor Cheerleading awards

Jason Taylor and Dwayne Wade

Basketball and cheerleading awards