Quoting your laser cut project

1. Download our PDF template

2. Follow our instructions on this page or download our instructions

3. Submit your correctly formatted file here.

We are a laser cutting service in Downtown Los Angeles that offers services from product design to manufacturing and packaging. With our 100 watt 3 foot by 4 foot laser cutter (the largest available to the public in Los Angeles!) We can help you take your laser cut project to the next level.

Laser Cutting Quote info

We cannot accept any non-vector or raster files like JPEG.

Please make sure it is just the outline of your object. You can also download our template for more help.

Please make sure it is just the outline of your object. You can also download our template for more help.

Laser cutting file submission guideline

Vector PDF is preferred

AI, DXF, and PDF are acceptable

We recommend using our PDF template

  • AutoCAD 2008 - 2013
  • Export in millimeters
  • Export text as curves
  • Export bitmap as PNG
  • Unfilled (just the outline)
  • .001 or hair line in Corel
  • Cut lines should be red
  • Etch lines should be blue
  • Add 10 mm square for sizing check
  • Let us know the size of the art board
  • We can fit a 3' x 4' object on the bed but the maximum cutting size is 36.5 x 47.
  • We need at least 3 mm clearance from the edge when cutting out of sheets
  • We need at least 0.75 mm clearance between parts.
  • The art board does not indicate a cut line.
  • If you send the same file with revisions please rename it (we are not responsible for cutting the wrong file if you do not rename it.)

These are the ideal settings when you are trying to export your file to send for a quote.

We are a laser cutting service in Downtown Los Angeles that offers services from product design to manufacturing and packaging. With our 100 watt 3 foot by 4 foot laser cutter (the largest available to the public in Los Angeles!) We can help you take your laser cut project to the next level.  We are able to laser cut and laser etch many materials in a variety of thicknesses quickly. We can laser cut most materials up to half inch and we can laser etch, engrave or laser mark materials up to 12 inches thick. For information on the materials that we can laser cut laser etch, or laser engraved and the materials that we stock please scroll down to the lower half of the page or visit our laser cutting resources page.

Please read about our file requirements for laser cutting, engraving, etching, and marking in order to ensure a quick response for your quote, or watch the video on this page. You'll find all the information you need on files in order to send us a quote for laser cutting. If you have a question do you like to ask feel free to call or text us at (213) 797-0728 or contact us through the form below.

 

Can't laser cut list

These materials will damage or destroy the laser, humans, and potentially the entire shop (fire hazards). 

WARNING: Many plastics are dangerous to cut, so it's important to know exactly what plastic you have 

Chlorinated plastics (PVC, vinyl, pleather/artificial leather, Sintra, Kydex)

Any Metal

polycarbonate/Lexan

ABS

HDPE (milk bottle plastic)

Polystyrene foam

Polypropylene foam

Fiberglass

Coated carbon fiber

Pressure treated wood

Galvanized metal

For a more detailed list please visit our laser cut resources page

 

 

Material we stock

  • 1/4 in birch
  • 2.7 mm wood
  • 1/8 in clear acrylic 
  • 1/4 in clear acrylic

Other materials can be sourced

What materials can we laser cut?

We can laser cut various thicknesses of plastics, woods, paper, cloth, and more. We can cut parts up to 47″ × 31″ and the machine can hold up to four foot by three foot sheets. We stock Acrylic, wood, cardboard, and we can quickly obtain many other materials from local suppliers. You can also ship us your materials or drop them off at our store. For more information on materials that are laser cut safe please visit our laser cutting resources page.

Acrylic - absolutely the best plastic material for laser cutting. It is strong, comes in a variety of colors, and can allow you to create awesome visual effects with the laser cutter.

Wood - is a versatile material. You can use it to laser cut jewellery, fashion accessories, ornaments, decorations, custom containers, even furniture! We generally recommend birch or pine for laser cutting, etching, and engraving.

Paper - both cuts and etches very well. You can even use the laser cutter to partially cut through to make paper bend or add perforations.

Cardboard - cuts very well. It is a fantastic material for prototyping with the laser cutter. It is a cheap and cost-effective way to make a basic prototype of your product. The laser cutter is also very good at making cardboard pieces for packaging and shipping.

Plywood -  can be good for laser cutting as long as you pick the right stock.

Cork - can be laser cut or etched as long as it is 100% natural.

Fabric - as long as it doesn't contain vinyl or chlorine most fabrics work well with the laser cutter. Most fabrics can be both laser cut and laser etched.

Glass - can only be laser etched.

Ceramic - can only be laser etched.

Rubber - works great for stamps as long as it is 100% natural.

Painted Metals - can be laser etched or laser marked only.

Leather - can be both Laser etched and marked with ease. It also cuts very well.

Marble - laser etches very well but cannot be cut.

Matte Board - can be both laser etched and laser cut.

Mylar - can be laser cut makes great stencils.

Pressboard - can be both laser etched and laser cut.

Wood Veneer - can be both laser etched and laser cut.

Tile - can only be laser etched.

Cost per minute for laser cutter

  • No setup fees

  • Industrial capacity means fast turnaround times and lower cost than our competitors per unit

  • $30 minimum charge for laser cutting (20 minutes worth of time)

  • Low-cost file creation /correction starting at $25

please note we are not responsible for defective cuts do to file error or if you provide your own material.