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Design Service

Let us transform your ideas into a finished product. 


We can help in all aspects of design and material choice.

To laser cut or engrave we require a vector drawing that's been done in one of the software packages.

We can can use files in the most popular drawing package formats and we can work with Adobe Illustrator .Ai, Corel Draw .CDR, CAD drawing files .dxf, Vector graphic files .SVG and even some plotter files .PLT

Haven't got the software or don't know where to start? We can create the drawings for you. The price starts at £36.00 per hour and the total cost will be dependant upon the actual time spent on the job.

In the first instance you'll need to provide as detailed a sketch as possible

The drawing should be dimmensioned and they should be in mm. It doesn't need to be to a 1:1 scale but it makes it easier for both you and us if the drawing is as accurate as possible.

Holes or other locations that you need should be marked precisely, with the diameter and the distance from the middle of the hole etc. to the nearest TWO adjacent edges of your part marked clearly.

Scan your drawing and send it to us. If you haven't got a scanner, most commercial printers or copy shops will be able to make a scan for you, alot of public libraries have got scanners. Failing that, take a good picture and e-mail it to us instead and at least we can see where we're starting from.


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 on the right.
The picture was designed to work with gold on black engraving laminate.