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A boutique workshop in London offering quality laser cutting and etching of designs in a range of materials as well as design and development.

We're aimed at designers, film & animation, fashion, artists, marketing & PR, agencies & individuals and some of the brands who we've been entrusted with over the years include John lewis, Design Museum, V&A, BBC, ITV, Microsoft, Jack Daniels, O2, Unilever, Twinings, Holly Fulton, Converse.


  • — Cut and mark a wide variety of materials
  • — Ideal for detailed pieces & single or short runs
  • — Mockups, tests & 2D/flatpack componentry too
  • — 900 x 600mm (36" x 24"), upto 1200dpi
  • — Artworking and Design work services
  • — Brand-aware & discrete
  • — Laser-cutting & marking since 2008

Just want a price? Email your design along with quantities and material specifications to ewen@lasermake.co.uk.


Services

Laser cutting and laser engraving of woods & laminates, card & paper stock, various plastics, leather, felt, fabrics, and many more things that can burn or melt, as well as the marking of glass, mirror, marble & anodised aluminium.

We can work with you to create or convert your sketches and ideas to a final product or prototype.

  • — Film set items
  • — Item branding
  • — Signage, interior & exterior
  • — Clothing & Fashion
  • — Packaging mockups
  • — Rubber stamp making
  • — Stencil design
  • — Point of sale
  • — Window dressage
  • — Artistic pieces

We leverage nearly 20 years design industry experience to offer a start-to-end service for your project.

If you're not quite sure what you're after — email and check!



Examples


Etched painted metal
Multi layer stencils cut out of oiled manila card
Etched leather item
High resolution etched quality card stock
Anodised aluminium ablation
Rear-side etched mirror
Etching branding into oddly-shaped things
Cutting out of printed shapes
Cardboard nets for prototyping and fun
High levels of cut detail in 1.5mm plywood

Materials

Laser Etching/Marking

Wood, MDF, Acrylic (Perspex), Leather, Anodised aluminium, Stamping rubber, Card & Paper as well as some items and pre-made pieces.

Laser Cutting

High resolution cuts on plywood (0.8, 1.5, 3 & 6mm) and MDF (2, 3, 4, 6mm) acrylic (upto 8mm), Paper & Card, Leather & fabrics (including latex) Stencilling Materials.


If you don't see what you're wanting on the list here — please enquire and we'll give you a swift answer.


We DON'T:
Cut metal or work with vinyl-based materials such as PVC or leatherette.
Mark or etch into high-value items like laptops or very expensive Louis Vuitton luggage (!)

We DO:
Try things that we might not have tried before, as long as we don't think they'll destroy the machine or kill us (!).

Prices

Prices are complex things in our line — on the one hand we discount for more time on the machine, on the other we often have to work to convert files or develop a client's ideas. Then there are materials, setup and handling, all of which we recognise as being as important to your work as the lasering process itself.

Put really simply — you can drop us a line, outlining what you want (including designs, materials & quantities), and we'll try to get back to you within a day with a quotation or some questions.

We have a minimum job charge of £25.



Machine time

Machine costs are £1 per minute for cutting and engraving, with discounts up to 75%, based upon job size.

Day and week rates available.

Design & labour

Up to £25 per hour for design development & artworking.

£12.50 per hour for manual detailing or preparation of pieces and works.

 

 




Contact

Send enquiries, along with files and any material & quantity specifications to: ewen@lasermake.co.uk.

Filetypes for completed designs:
Laser-cut: Adobe Illustrator, EPS, Vector PDF, CAD*.
Laser-etch: High res bitmaps including PSD, BMP, JPG, TIFF etc.
Laser cutting & Etching is best done with Adobe Illustrator/EPS or CAD.

Click here to download a basic size template for Adobe illustrator.

For outline sketches etc:
JPG or a camera phone pic will suffice.

* Please save DWG files (etc) in a 2010 format, bound by a 900x600mm rectangle.

We do not cut metal.

New River Studios,
199e Eade Road,
London,
N4 1DN

Visits by appointment only
Weekdays 10am >

We're based in Haringey, just a nip away from Islington, Hackney, Central. Nearest Tube is Manor House, on the Piccadilly Line.

07415 800 940