An experienced and reasonably-priced laser-based workshop in London offering quality laser cutting and laser etching of designs in a range of materials as well as design and development of client's concepts.

We're aimed at humans with ideas — designers, artists, creators, hobbyists and makers; People in design, film and animation, fashion, marketing or PR.

A few of the brands 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.

  • — Laser cutting & etching since 2008
  • — Wood, MDF, Perspex, Card, Leather, etc
  • — Artworking and Design work services
  • — Brand-aware & discrete
  • — Detailed, finished pieces & single or short runs
  • — Mockups, tests & Prototyping

Just want a price? Email your design along with quantities and material specifications to


We can use your own design files or we can help create or convert your sketches and ideas to a final product or prototype.

We're a bit nerdy in some ways, and have got a got a knack for offering useful advice and processes where we can. We loathe waste and we dislike inefficiencies - this means we're keen to suggest cheaper or alternate options where apt.

  • — Item Branding
  • — Film & Animation items
  • — Stencil design
  • — Point of sale
  • — Wood etching
  • — Signage design
  • — Leather & Fabric cutting
  • — Packaging prototypes
  • — Rubber stamp making
  • — Paper cutting
  • — Window dressing

Leveraging 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 (click here for many more)

Perspex cutting & Etching
High detail plywood cutting
Etched leather item
Multi layer stencils cut out of oiled manila card
Specialist requirement etching - here, painted metal
Stained and cut MDF
Etching branding into oddly-shaped things
Complex card cutting - here pre-printed
Cardboard nets for prototyping and fun
High detail in Perspex - here, Jewellery

More Examples...

Materials (click for more)

Laser Cutting

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

Laser Etching/Marking

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

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

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 (!).

More on Materials


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 (please include your designs, material specification & any quantities), and we'll get back to you with a quotation or some questions.

We have a minimum job charge of £25.

Machine time

Machine costs start at £1 per minute for cutting and engraving for smaller jobs, with a sliding scale thereafter, based upon the size of your project.

As an example, an hour's worth of machine time would cost £45.

Day and week rates available.

Design & labour

Basic meddling is free, but there's a £12.50 for complex conversions & artworking.

£12.50 per hour for manual detailing or preparation (eg. staining or painting).

Up to £25 per hour for iterative graphic design development.


We use Royal Mail for smaller packages and UPS for larger ones to the United Kingdom (and International) on a signed-for service, with no mark-up.

If you're able, you're more than welcome to pop in and pick your pieces up too!


Send enquiries, along with files and any material & quantity specifications to:

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 legacy 2004 format, bound by a 900x600mm rectangle.

We do not cut metal.

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

Visits by appointment only
Weekdays 10am >

We're based in Haringey, North London — just a nip away from Islington, Hackney, Central.

Nearest Tube is Manor House, on the Piccadilly Line. Nearby bus routes: 253, 254, 257, 259

07415 800 940