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In a Flash Laser

Engineer turned laser artist starts laser business with an Epilog Laser

In a Flash Laser, a wildly-successful tech tattoo business in Charlottesville, VA., originally intended to purchase their Epilog Laser system to be part of a FabLab facility in the area. FabLabs are digital fabrication labs operated under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Bits and Atoms.

There’s never a shortage of ideas of new things to try, but there is a shortage of time. Still, I always wanted to be a service business rather than create my own product line, and our Epilog Laser system is the perfect tool for us.

Sara Gould

Since setting up shop in 2010, In a Flash Laser has added a FiberMark system to their operation and most recently secured a retail space near the University of Virginia campus that will be a more permanent home for operations.

“I’ve also been invited to showcase the laser at local Mini Maker Faire in October, so that’s very exciting,” Sara said. “I love doing anything with the laser that helps raise awareness and supports education in the maker movement.”

“For our second laser, a FiberMark bought in 2011, we considered other brands of lasers but are happy to have stayed with Epilog,” Sara explained. “Our distributor has always been very responsive and Epilog support is fantastic.”

Since their primary service is iPad engraving, Sara says that they work mostly with metal (iPad backs) and leather (iPad covers) at In a Flash.

“There’s never a shortage of ideas of new things to try, but there is a shortage of time,” she tells us. “Still, I always wanted to be a service business rather than create my own product line, and our Epilog Laser system is the perfect tool for us.”

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