Design something cool and get crafty with materials! Once you've drawn a vector file for laser cutting or laser engraving, we have many options in terms of materials that can be used. You can carve on the surface of hard, soft and even foods like ham!
Our most popular material, and one of the most affordable and versatile. Plywood cuts quickly and has a beautiful surface. The edges have a golden brown appearance, and the engraving and scoring operations have a similar effect on the surface of the material. We stock Baltic Birch plywood in 1/8" and 1/4" thickness. We highly recommend this variety as other plywood types contain adhesives that also don't cut well in terms of speed and cut quality.
Laser engraved wood brings a natural and sophisticated look to anything you design. We've recently produced beautifully engraved illustrations and handwriting, as well as engraved gifts and signs, but the possibilities are endless!
Acrylic, also known as plexiglass, is another very popular material for laser cutting. This is a rigid plastic material with a premium high gloss finish. Acrylic is available in many different colors and finishes, making it ideal for applications such as custom acrylic signage and displays. Laser cutting is the best way to cut this material because you end up with the very high quality "fire polished" edges inherent in the laser cutting process.
We've seen it used to create truly professional packaging, signage, point-of-sale displays, jewelry and even decorations. Engraving on acrylic is a great way to introduce a polished and colorful retail look to your project.
Ideal for luxury labels and accessories such as bags, wallets, scarves and more. Laser cutting is an excellent way to cut intricate designs in leather products as well as labels and labels for logos and other brands. Leather is a very interesting material because it is both soft and durable. Due to the softness of the material, laser engraving is the best way to make precise marks without causing damage.
While most papers can only be laser cut, very thick cards can also be engraved. Laser engraving is a cheaper alternative to stationery or label embossing, and a great way to add finer detail or texture to designs such as architectural models, premium wedding invitations, and paper artwork.
While we do not offer metal cutting, we can engrave on most types of metals. Stainless steel and aluminum work particularly well. We can also mark this anodized finish on the coating to give your product a fantastic two-tone look. Laser engraved metal gives professional and corporate gifts a distinctive look. We recently saw it used for corkscrew business cards.
Designers often don't realize that glass can be carved, even if the surface is slightly curved. Engraved glass is an easy way to create elegant signs or to brand and label packaging containers.
One of the best-kept laser engraving secrets is rubber! Laser engraved rubber is most commonly used to design brand and craft stamps. We've seen these stamps used to make business cards, place patterns on fabrics, and design wrapping paper. Because rubber is flexible, it's also a great way to test prototypes, and we've even seen it used for jewelry prototyping. Rubber can be laser engraved to create custom gaskets and other protective parts.
We offer laser engraving services for beautifully rendered stone, especially if your stone product has a smooth or polished surface. Laser engraving leaves a rougher textured surface that contrasts with the surface of most stone products. We've seen engraving used for brand building companies, but also for personal projects like custom chessboards.
Laser engraving on glass everything you need to know