As a small business focusing on providing a fully-customized service of laser cutting and engraving, we encourage our customers
to give us as much or as little detailing in what they want their final product or project to look like after fabrication.
 
Below is a list of elements to consider when special ordering an item;  however, with a designer on staff we can fill-in any blanks that you may have.
 
Our hope is to give our customers the ability to have everyday items personalized to their individual style or personality to match their lifestyle,
as opposed to having a direct off the shelf product that is comparable to everything seen before.
Our laser cutter is capable of etching and cutting a wide range of materials so determining which would work best for your project can be the toughest part. The materials all have their positives and negatives when it comes to laser cutting so we can help steer you in the right direction if needed. Our machine can etch/engrave wood, glass, acrylic (Plexiglas), mirror backing, cork, matboard, leather, rubber, metal (coating only), and stone. Our machine can cut wood (less dense), acrylic (Plexiglas), matboard, paper, and cloths. If there is a material you have in mind for your project, ask us about it and we will determine if our machine can handle it. We also can do a test piece for starting on the final product so that we know what to expect upon completion.
Some customers may have an idea of what design they would like to see on their product, while others may have no clue; either way we can work with you. Our on-staff designer has a design background (Bachelor's in Architecture and minor in Interior Design) with a range of tools and sources to develop graphics that will satisfy your taste. If there is a specific design or logo that you want us to use, then email us the digital file so that we can quickly reproduce that design. The same goes for an image you would like us to use as inspiration, please send it to us for a reference when designing (we will just have to ensure that no copyright infringement laws are broken). We do not begin the engraving or cutting process util you have approved your design.
If your project will include any text, such as a quote, lyric, saying, etc., please let us know what those significant words are and what font you want. If you know the words but not the font, then that's okay too, we can help. There are multiple options when choosing a font: we can determine the font for you based on the project; you can give us a general idea of a font type such as script, decorative, serif, or non-serif and we can choose from there; or you can find a specific font). Not all fonts are available for commercial-use, we suggest visiting fontsquirrel.com to find a font fit for your project and style/personality. If you would like to engrave words that are written on a piece of paper that you have we can do that as well. Send us a scan of the paper with the handwriting or text and we can edit or splice if needed to create your final message.
Although some products come in a standard size/shape, other products have a range, especially specialized orders such as signs. We chose our machine because it gave us an extensive range in sizing options so that we can accommodate many different types of projects. Many factors can determine the size decision such as the intricacy of the design, the cost, or the overall look. We suggest choosing a size based on the significance of the project and how it will compliment its forever home once it leaves our fabrication shop. Another factor that may come into play is the quantity of the product, for something such as an event. We can work with you to determine the perfect fit for your specific project.
If there is any additional design elements or ideas that we have not listed but you would like us to consider, then please let us know what you are thinking. These elements could include a three-dimensional design or a multi-faceted project that just is not standard. Another option we have for you to consider is a photograph software that will convert your pictures into engravable images, this is a great alternative to traditional printed photos. We enjoy thinking outside the box and breaking the boundaries of design; we encourage our customers to inspire us to take our laser cutting/engraving business to the next level through unique, one-of-a-kind projects.
We encourage customers to contact us whether you know the answers to all of these choices or not, we only list them to spark some imagination/inspiration. We are willing to answer any questions you may have regarding our capabilities and/or our provided services. We can work with you from design through fabrication to produce the project that you have envisioned in your mind. Give us the opportunity to fill-in any blanks you may have and create a project customized to your unique style. Although we specialize in home decor, event decor, and gifts, we are willing to branch out beyond those categories if needed.
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