Laser Cutting Service
Preparing files for laser cutting.
To create a vector file one can use various software including CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape (free download here ) or AutoCad.
When creating vector files for laser cutting, ensure that all the
parts are created full size.
Engraving from images or photographs.
To laser engrave images, the image needs to have a minimum resolution of 300DPI and greyscale and saved as a .jpg, .BMP, tiff or .png
Preferred file formats for laser cutting.
Note that the accuracy of the part may vary slightly depending on the material and its thickness. For example a sheet of 6mm thick acrylic can vary as much as 0.500mm.
The largest piece we can cut is 900mm X 600mm. We can cut up to 10mm thick acrylic, MDF and 12mm birch plywood..
Text, thick lines, bit maps, and fills (shaded areas) will be not be cut but may be engraved if needed. Note that if a black graphic has a thin red outline the laser will engrave the area and then cut along the outline.
We can laser cut;
We are unable to cut
We can supply laser quality birch plywood (plywood purchased from DIY stores is not suitable for laser cutting due to the glues used in production), MDF and acrylic, and can quickly obtain most other sheet plastic materials (two core acrylics vector and engrave beautifully) from our suppliers (minimum quantities may apply).
Requesting a Quote
Once you have your drawing finished, email to us to so we can give you a quote. Also it would be helpful to include the name of the material you would be using.
We have a minimum charge of £15
If you are unable to create a file for laser cutting/engraving we can create the file for you, the cost is £30.00 plus cutting time and materials.
If you have any questions about having a laser cut part made, please contact us. email: email@example.com or call 0161 222 0788.