Laser Etching UK

We utilise laser technology to produce high-contrast markings on products, including serial numbers and identification numbers to aid assembly processes of multiple parts.

Our precision, CNC machinery ensures etchings are undertaken to tight tolerances for accuracy, consistency and legibility on marks across products and batches. 

For this service, Subcon Laser works with batches of varied volumes, producing to your unique requirements. We can do this for both 2D and 3D products, at all stages of development; our experienced team works closely with our customers to ensure the fabrication of your product is carried out in line with specifications and expectations. 

We further provide finishing options, such as powder coating and galvanising; these finishes will cover the laser etch so that it does not appear on the end product, maintaining integrity.

If you have laser etching requirements, our team is happy to discuss your needs and ensure we can achieve them with our in-house laser cutting service. 


Our laser etching service is available for material up to 4000mm x 2000mm as standard and is compatible with a wide range of metallic materials, plastics, and other materials upon request.

As laser cutting specialists, the Subcon Laser team can ensure your custom project is handled with complete expertise.

Why Choose Laser Etching?

Laser etching can be used in replacement of more traditional marking technologies, such as printing or printed labels. 

This technique is chosen for its reliability, accuracy, and high resolution – ensuring required information can be included in its entirety within a small surface area. The information will not detach from the product, remaining throughout the product’s process lifespan to ensure cost efficiency, convenience, and increased traceability.  

    Laser Etching vs Engraving: What’s the Difference?

    Laser engraving involves removing surface material on an object, leaving a visible cavity that can be both seen and felt. This process is typically deeper and more pronounced, resulting in a noticeable indentation on the material. Laser engraving is suitable for applications where depth and texture are important, such as in decorative applications.

    Laser etching is a shallower, surface-level process that alters the appearance of a material without significantly cutting into it. Instead, this process melts the surface, causing raised marks where the melted material expands. Laser etching is often used for creating precise markings on an object, such as for part identification purposes.

    Please note, Subcon Laser provides laser etching only, as part of our comprehensive laser cutting and fabrication service.

    Don't take our word for it...

    We have been using Subcon Laser for several years now and can’t recommend them highly enough! They are really helpful and friendly, they deliver on their service promises, and their quality and turnaround times are great.

    Architectural Design Manager

    We couldn't recommend you enough to other customers looking for top quality laser cutting services.

    Richard, General Manager - Production Company

    It gives me great pleasure to be able to be involved in creating a testimonial for Subcon Laser for the outstanding service they have given me over the past 10 years. The main point of contact for me would be Tom Mongan, who is the general manager at the organisation and whom as I understand has been at the company for over 20 years.

    Buyer - Pressing Company

    As one of the longest established laser cutting companies within the UK with a high staff retention ratio, it comes as no surprise that the skill, knowledge and technical ability of their staff is really what sets them apart from their peers. One also has to mention their investment strategy in the very latest laser technology because this also sets them apart from a lot of companies as they are able to compete at every level.

    Director - Large Tier 1 Engineering Company