We manufacture a large range of shapes, both laser cut and routed. The materials we cut in as standard are acrylic (also known as Perspex), mirror acrylic, 3mm and 6mm poplar plywood, foam (also known as Neoprene, craft foam or Funky Foam), and MDF in various thicknesses. It is also possible to laser cut solid card, paper and fabric, so do get I touch if you require any of these materials. We cannot manufacture in metal or glass.
We can also manufacture custom shapes to your own designs and specifications. Just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The lasers work by concentrating a small beam onto the surface of the material and burning through. For this reason, laser cut wooden or fabric items will have a dark brown edge, though acrylic will not. The laser is capable of a high degree of precision and detail. The router (which we use for MDF) uses a bit to cut with – this means the router cannot achieve quite the same level of detail and precision as the laser, so is not suited to cutting tiny items. For this reason, the minimum size of MDF we cut is 8cm.
Please note that as craft items, all our shapes are provided unfinished; wood or MDF will be supplied plain, ready to be painted or varnished by the customer. They may require a little light sanding with fine sandpaper before painting. Acrylic and mirror are usually supplied with a peel-off cover to protect them from burning in the laser and scratching in transit. This will need to be removed once you have received the items. Any traces of burning on the acrylic can be wiped away with a damp cloth.
These shapes have laser-etched lines, and so are only available in the materials we cut on the laser, not in MDF.
All sizes are quoted in metric with shape heights and width given in centemetres and material thicknesses in millimetres. If you would like to see the sizes in Imperial measurements, just select the 'Imperial' tab, and the sizes will display in both metric and their nearest imperial equivalent (though we always cut in the metric sizes).
The wooden shapes can be decoupaged, coloured with felt pens, painted with watercolours, acrylics or emulsions, stained and/or varnished. They may require a light sanding before painting. If they are to be used outside, they will need to be primed with a wood primer and either painted with exterior paint, or varnished with exterior varnish. MDF shapes should be primed with a coat of exterior primer before painting. All the shapes can be supplied with holes for screwing to a wall or threading onto ribbon or string. Acrylic and mirror shapes are suitable for displaying outdoors.
As we manufacture all shapes to order, we are unable to accept any returns. Please check you are ordering the correct size and material before checking out. We are more than happy to advise you at this stage of the ordering process, so do get in touch with any queries before you order.