To make your artwork laser ready please follow the guidelines below. We mainly use vector files for laser cutting and engraving. For image engraving a high resolution JPG or PNG is needed. If you don’t have laser ready artwork we can create it for you.
Cutting & Engraving
Laser cutting: Red hairline (0.01 pt) RGB 255,0,0
Laser engraving/scoring: Blue hairline (0.01 pt) RGB 0,0,255
Laser vector engraving: Black lines greater than 0.01 pt and fills RGB 0,0,0
File formats: .AI .EPS .DXF .SVG .DWG .PDF
High resolution image 300dpi or more
File formats: .JPG .PNG
Adobe Illustrator – Vector based drawings
AutoCAD – 2D/3D technical drawings
Draftsight – 2D/3D technical drawings
Affinity Designer – Vector based drawings
Affinity Photo – Raster image editing
Adobe Photoshop – Raster image editing
Sketchup Pro – For 3D modelling
Inkscape – Vector based drawings
LibreCAD – 2D technical drawings
GIMP – Raster image editing
No Laser Ready Artwork? – Let us create it for you.
We require vector drawing files to laser cut or engrave your projects, these need to be created in a drawing editing software. We have suggested some above.
If you don’t have a vector file, we can create them for you. Artwork is charged at £30 per hour and depends on the amount of drawing required.
Please note that turnaround time will be longer if we produce your artwork.
If you would like us to create your artwork for you we require the following information.
1. A sketch, image or mockup of the design/parts. This can be hand drawn and needs to be in black ink with prominent lines for cutting and shaded in areas for engraved sections.
2. Dimensions are needed for all parts.
3. Type of material and thickness.
4. Timescale for project.
5. Upload your information via our quotation form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Once the information is received please allow 2 working days for a quotation to be sent via email.
7. If you are happy with the quote, drawings will be produced and a proof will be sent ready to be signed off.
8. Once artwork is signed off the order will be manufactured. Please allow 7 working days for manufacture.