- Epilog lasers are made and assembled in the United States, and are top of the line. They function much like a computer printer; however they use a CO2 or Fiber laser guided by a computer, rather than ink to mark a surface. A laser engraver is extremely accurate, and has become a mainstay for trophy companies around the world.
- A Rayzist sandblaster or sandcarver shoots pressurized sand-like material at an object that has been masked in a protective coating. Parts of the coating are removed to create a "stencil" of the words or images one wants to apply to the surface of the object. Then the sand-like substance eats away at the stenciled area while leaving the rest of the object unharmed, creating an impression on the object where the sand substance carves into the object.
- The Xenotech Engraver (also known as a diamond drag) is a rotary engraving machine that is computer guided. It uses a diamond tipped spindle to engrave directly on materials. This is perfect for protective coated materials that a laser engraver has trouble marking, and small surfaces such as jewelry or other fine materials.
- Sublimation printers print on special polymer coated surfaces. It’s different than inkjet printing because the ink is converted from a solid into a gas, never becoming liquid throughout the process. The printer prints the words or image onto a piece of transfer paper, then the paper is lightly attached to the printing surface, then heat and pressure are applied via a heat press. The ink then transfers at the molecular rather than the surface level (unlike inkjet printers) in order to create a full color, permanent colored print.