WE SUPPLY MATERIALS for
LASER CUTTING and ENGRAVING
So you have project ready to go, well we have made it easy for you as we supply plywood and acrylic for our laser cutting service as well as other materials listed below. (Sorry we do not supply sheets wholesale, our materials are for our clients!)
**Check with us to make sure we have what you want. We have two sizes is some matierials allowing for artwork variations. Allow five working days if you require large quantities for a bulk order. Email us to check stock and prices.
Plywood - 608 x 450mm
1.5mm Birch Ply
1.8mm Pine Ply
2.9mm Marine Ply
4mm Pine Ply
4mm Marine Ply
5.5mm Birch Ply
Bamboo - 805 x 405mm
Natural N or Carbonised C
1.8mm Bamboo Ply N,C
3mm Bamboo Ply N,C
5mm Bamboo Ply C
Bamboo - 610 x 405mm
.9mm Bamboo Ply N,C
MDF - 805 x 405mm
Eurolite - 605 x 450mm
Eurolite - 805 x 405mm
.5mm thin plastic (stencils)
Acrylic - 605 x 450mm
2 & 3mm Clear
Acrylic - 805 x 405mm
3mm Clear, Satin, Matt Black
3mm Fluro Green/Pink
3mm Tint or Solid Colour
(Red White Black Blue)
4.5mm Clear, Black, White
6mm Clear, Black, White
3mm Mirror Silver
3mm Mirror Gold
LASER CUTTER SPECIFICATIONS
Universal Laser Cutter (150 Watt) - Laser bed size is 805mm x 450mm (most materials are pre cut to 805 x 405mm)
Epilogue Laser Cutter (45 Watt) - Laser bed size is 610mm x 450mm, specialised engraving machine
FILE SET UP ( DIY) or WE SET IT UP FOR YOU!
Artwork is the crucial part of a design being cut and engraved to YOUR specifications. So to make it easy, here is what we need. And don't panic, if it looks too hard or you have an image or sketch, for a reasonable artwork fee we can set it up for you.
Acrobat .PDF, Illustrator .EPS or .AI, Corel Draw .CDR , AutoCad .DXF
If you don't have vector based artwork, but instead have a photo image or a sketch, for a reasonable artwork fee we can prepare your design for laser cutting or engraving.
How to start from scratch using RGB colour swatches
255 Blue - BLUE LINE CUT .1mm or less (e.g. .09 .08 .07)
255 Red - RED LINE SCORE .1mm or less (e.g. .09 .08 .07)
100% BLACK FILL - ENGRAVE .25mm, .5mm, 1mm e.t.c. No line weight .1mm or less e.g. .09 .08 .07 or it will cut!
|BLUE LINE - CUT||RED LINE - SCORE||BLACK - ENGRAVE||FINAL ARTWORK|| RESULT
CUT and SCORE (in the same artwork)
Set cut line to the thinnest line weight, a line under .1mm will cut. Anything over.1mm will engrave.
Corel Draw - 'hairline' OR Adobe Illustrator - '.08mm'
If your file is ONLY cutting, then we can easily change it to 'hairline'. But if there is engraving and scoring it has to be different colours, or you may not get the right results.
Cut line must be a single line, with no layers or doubles, and joined paths will make it quicker.
(if you really can’t do this, for a small artwork fee we can do it here. Even keeping to our specified colours is very helpful).
Set up for engraving a image/photo/sketch - for best quality save at 300dpi.
Needs to be saved as ‘outlines’ or 'convert to curves' as we may not have your font! Always save a copy as outlines, in case you need to change the text. In most cases, 'right click' on the text box and select 'create outlines' or 'convert to curves'.