Full Colour Printing
With full colour hard inks and resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 Dpi.
They are highly resistant to scratching and are UV stable.
We can print onto almost any material that is flat.
Up to 300mm x 420mm and 150mm thick.
Cylindrical up to approx. 250mm long and approx. 100mm in diameter.
Laser Cutting and Engraving Service
If there is a project you want cutting or engraving but don't have your own laser or the time to sit at one of our machines, send your design to us. We can help with all aspects of your job requirements.
Manufactured boards including MDF, veneered MDF and birch plywood are the most common choices for both cutting and engraving as they are readily available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. These tend to be cheaper and more stable than a solid wood equivalent.
Laser cutting a huge range of plastics. Acrylic, ABS, PETG, Delrin, Hips – you name it, we can probably cut it.
The list of plastic colours or combinations and effects is almost endless and technology has even given us an immitation brushed metal finish which is almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
We can't cut
Polycarbonate, Carbonfibre, Metals, Fibre Glass, Vinyl and Glass.
We will not cut anything containg PVC. It is corrosive to the machines and the fumes are poisonous.
What else can you do?
Leather cut’s and engraves well
You can engrave stone, ceramics, slate and glass with spectacular results.
Mark metals using a special paste or spray.
Mark glass with a similar product as the metals.
Cut foam inserts for carry cases.
Cut paper,card and stencil plastic
Engrave paper, card and fabrics.
How much will it cost?
This all depends on your drawing ability, the materials being used and the complexity of the cutting or engraving.
What we need to know.
Tell us all you can about your project.
What's the material you want to use or sending us.
Dimensions and any special handling requirements.
File format. Files can be from the most popular drawing package formats and we can work with Adobe Illustrator .Ai, Corel Draw .CDR, CAD drawing files .dxf .dwg, Vector graphic files .SVG and even some plotter files .PLT.
Is your arwork ready to cut. Obviously the most cost effective way is to send us your artwork ready to cut. But if needs be we can help.
Already have your artwork done.
Make sure your artwork conforms to the below requirements.
In RGB colour, (IN HEX)
BLACK 0,0,0 (000000ff) is the final outline cut.
GREEN 0,255,0 (00ff00ff) is for any internal cuts for slots or holes etc.
BLUE 0,0,255 (0000ffff) is for line engraving / scribing / vector engraving (many names same thing, basically the laser draws a line in the material).
PURLE 255,0,255 (ff00ffff) is for raster engraving. All raster engraving shapes must be closed.
Line weights are 0.1mm.
All text should be converted to paths.
DO NOT use masks or background coloured shapes without a line colour to hide parts you don't want cut (especialy in illustrator).
DO use simple line art as this is the best way of making sure there is nothing hidden.
On receiving your drawings we will run a simulation and advise of the cost.
Here's a simple picutre to help with laying out for engraving.
Obviously drawing on the left and the end result is on the right.
The picture was designed to work with gold on black engraving laminate.