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PH: 208-442-0755

Office Hours: M-F
9:00am-5:30pm MDT

5465 E. Terra Linda Way, Nampa, ID 83687

Why We Do Laser Materials Processing?

Because we’re committed to helping you make your Mark on the world!


What is Laser Materials Processing?

The main categories of Laser Material Processing are Laser Engraving, Laser Marking, and Laser Cutting of materials. However, we also offer:

  • Drilling
  • Etching
  • Stripping
  • Trimming
  • And More
On a variety of Organic and Inorganic materials. Want to see more details and material samples?
View our Laser Services page for more details and material samples.

How We Do It--Laser Materials Processing

Highlight Technologies, Inc. is one company with four main divisions. We've been in the Laser Materials Processing Industry for near 40-years, here's some of our areas of expertise:

  • Laser Production Services (laser engraving, marking, cutting for other businesses and individuals)
  • Laser System Sales and Support (Universal Laser Systems, and others)
  • Laser System Replacement Parts and Laser System Service (Universal Laser Systems)
  • Laser Software Tools, Metal Marking Compound, and Materials (Laser Jump Start)

Here's How Everything Works...

Laser Production Services:

When you have a single piece/part or thousands of parts that need laser engraved, marked, or cut we provide laser production services to help you. We offer community outreach for single item laser engraving, marking, and cutting services; however, our our primary laser services are for other businesses needing hundreds and thousands of parts laser engraved or marked.


  • Unique Capabilities to the Western U.S.A!
  • High Quality Results!
  • Fully Equipped Facility to Fit a Wide Range of Laser Applications!
  • Short Lead Times–Generally 24-48 hours or Less Turn-Around!
  • Competitive Pricing!
  • Excellent Customer Service!

Industries Serviced

  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Firearms
  • Machining 
  • Medical
  • Munitions
  • Small Crafts
  • US Government
  • And Many More

List of Machines
(All Proudly Manufactured in the USA)

  • Multiple 50-watt Galvo Fiber Laser Systems
  • 48″x24″ CO2 Universal Laser System
  • 32″x24″ CO2 Universal Laser System
  • 24″x12″ CO2 Universal Laser System
  • Plus Many Additional Systems

Engraving Standards

  • AS478 REV. M
  • MIL-STD-130L
  • MIL-DTL-1502 4F

Material Experience

  • Composites
  • Elastomers
  • Foams
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Natural Inorganic
  • Natural Organic
  • Paper Based
  • Plastics
  • Textiles & Fabrics
  • And Many More
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Laser System Sales and Support for Universal Laser Systems and Other Industrial Systems:

We are one of the original certified Universal Laser Systems, Inc. channel partners and have been representing Universal Laser Systems (ULS) for nearly 30-years. We also represent other laser system manufacturers as well. All laser systems we represent are proudly made in the U.S.A.
When you are ready to have a laser system in-house as part of your own manufacturing workflow for laser engraving, laser marking, and laser cutting, we can help identify the right laser system for your needs with a consultative approach.
We pride ourselves in offering honest recommendations for the least costly and most efficient laser materials processing equipment.
Our customers are part of our family; therefore, we walk you through the whole initial preparations, laser workstation setup, training, and offer continued support!
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Laser System Replacement Parts and Service for Universal Laser Systems:

We carry over $100K in Universal Laser Systems, Inc. OEM replacement parts. If you new replacement optics, wheels, belts, idler pulleys, drive gears, motors, sensors, etc. we can ship same-day in most cases. Please call for replacement part pricing: 208-442-0755. We ship parts worldwide, so feel free to call or send us a message with replacement parts you need.
If you need a replacement Universal Laser Systems laser cartridge, we can take care of all the paperwork and have a replacement shipped as soon as possible, normally within a couple days.
Your laser system needs serviced regularly, typically every 1-2 years. We offer laser service calls throughout Idaho and the surrounding states such as, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. We strive to offer shared trips whenever possible to help save customers on travel expenses.

Need to schedule a laser service call?

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Laser Software Tools, Metal Marking Compound, and Materials for All Laser Users Worldwide:

We’re committed to helping laser users around the world make more with their laser systems, therefore we developed a subsidiary company called Laser Jump Start that offers a wide selection of software tools for product design as well as a wood material line. We also offer CerMark metal marking sprays, paste, and tape products (Note: CerMark products sold/shipped within the U.S.A only at this time). You can view our Shop page for a collection of Software and Materials available for purchase through our Laser Jump Start website. You can always call/email to place orders as well.
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Want to Learn More?
Here's a Brief History How Highlight Technologies, Inc. Started!

Our Background:

1980’s…The owner, Ron Blake, started in laser materials processing in 1982 (Nearly 40-years ago) when he worked as an Engineer for Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colorado. He become nationally recognized in the field and published a number of technical papers on the subject. When Mr. Blake advanced to Chief Engineer of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Department, he decided to start his laser business and left the corporate world in 1993.


1990’s…Ron teamed up with a couple of other innovative companies and won a research contract with DARPA that ultimately launched Highlight Technologies, Inc. Highlight Technologies has been providing the laser and engraving industry with high quality engraving machines, products, and services since 1993 (Nearly 30-years of successful business operations).

Highlight Technologies is one of the leading laser distributors in the American Northwest. Highlight Technologies distributes Universal Laser Systems and a variety of other industrial laser systems including fiber galvo style laser systems. We also specialize in production laser services.


2000’s…As our laser user family grew, we found the need to offer software tools for fellow customers and all laser users around the world. The Laser Jump Start subsidiary was born and first developed template packages for a variety of laser created products that could be imported into CorelDraw Graphics Suite (main graphic program used in the laser industry) for processing on a CO2 laser system.

2010’s…Laser Jump Start expanded into developing macro programs for the CorelDraw Graphics Suite platform for laser users. Programs like the BoxIt Suite, FlexIt Suite, FrameIt Suite, NameIt Suite, ARTWelder, and WrapIt were developed and launched into the laser engraving/cutting community worldwide.

After receiving material requests from laser user customers, Laser Jump Start released a unique wood material line (manufactured in the U.S.A) sold around the country.

In 2019, Laser Jump Start released their third website revision designed for ease of use, mobile, and modern payment platforms.

2020…After over 15-years of having the same website and limited updating capabilities, Highlight Technologies, Inc. has released a new website platform designed for ease of use, mobile, and soon e-commerce capabilities. We are working on modernizing infrastructure and automation processes while entering a new decade and prepare for a growing future!

Thank You for Learning More About Us!

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