34 West 27th Street 9th Floor New York, NY 10001
Open Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
(212) 683-2986 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have received a vector file or artwork from you we can give you a quote on your project. We charge $100.00/hr for cutting. Our quote will be based on the actual cutting time, along with any prep time, and computer work that is necessary to finish your project. We will need your files to generate a quote so the quickest way to receive a quote is to send your artwork to email@example.com. We are happy to help you with any part of your project, but if you would like to reduce the cost of your project the best thing for you to do is take on as much of the preparation, for instance things like cutting material down to the size of the laser cutter before you hand it over to us will save you money.
We can also offer same day service for an additional rate of $150/hr. Same day would be delivery within 24 hours from the time we receive your final files and material.
The biggest factor in generating a quote for your project will be cutting time. The more intricate your artwork the longer it will take to cut. A single sheet of cutting can take a couple of minutes to more than a couple of hours depending on the artwork.
The laser is very accurate and will follow the lines in the file you draw. One main thing to consider for engraving is if you want your shapes, letters, etc. filled in. This will increase the time and cost considerably.
It takes a digital file to make your project happen. The laser cutter uses a file made up of lines or “vectors.” The laser follows these lines either etching or cutting the material of your choice. If you have a digital vector file that is ideal. If not send us an image or whatever you have and we can help you make it into a digital vector file. IF you already have a vector file you can help cut down time and cost by laying out your file so it fits on our laser cutters’ bed. We have two laser cutters, one with a bed that is 18″ x 32″ and another with a larger bed that is 24″ X 48″. It will also speed up your project if you put the line work on different layers and make the layer names descriptive. For example: layer 01 – cut, layer 02 etch, layer – 03 sheet, etc.
We are happy to prepare your files for you, but this time will be additional to the laser cutting time for your project.
We can cut a variety if materials. Some of the more common materials we cut are listed below. If you don’t see the material you would like to use, give us a call, we’ll let you know if we can cut it or not.
Material Sourcing: We don’t stock a large amount of material, but we would be happy to source the material for your project at an additional cost. To insure that we do get the right material we will need you to provide us with specs. We are conveniently located in Manhattan so you can also drop off materials if that works best for you. If you are planning to use a material like wood or leather where every piece is unique, it might be best for you to source the material to ensure that you get the look and feel you are after.