Laser Engraving a Mac

I’ve been thinking of getting an engraving on my computer for a while now. Have yet to find a place local that will do this well for a good price. It is a far nicer idea than putting stickers all over it, that’s for sure. I also want to change the colour of the Mac logo, which seems to be a straight forward enough process. iColours are a company in Canada that provide this service, although it is something you can do yourself very easily with some coloured gels.

Anyway, back to the engraving. There are a lot of very cool design out there from people who have bravely put their laptop under the knife. The following are three such examples done to Macs.

cool mbp engraving

Engrave Your Tech are one firm out there who will help you customise your laptop etc with high quality engraving. This design is amazing and shows you the detail that can be achieved with this process.

mbp art

Dan got an apt Magritte painting engraved on his Mac

mpb engraved

I really like this design also by Engrave Your Tech

Here’s a video showing the process in action.

laser engraved powerbook from jundulate on Vimeo.

So I was thinking about some designs and obviously it needs to be something special. Kind of akin to getting a tattoo, this must be a well thought out design! I have a few in mind which would incorporate the ITISON logo and emblem but I have also been thinking about something a bit more artistic. An obvious idea with the Apple logo would be a scene from a painting of Adam & Eve. So I fired up Photoshop to see what it would look like. I don’t think I would get this one myself though but it would be pretty cool all the same. The design of the crop circle on the previous post would be a good starting point.

adam and eve mbp