If you’re not familiar with how lasers work, understanding the intricacy of designs can be difficult, but that’s where our team of experts can help - our team is always on hand to translate your design into something our lasers can understand.

To get you started, here are a few top tips to consider when creating your laser cut design:

1)      All lines will be cut. It’s easy to get carried away on your design and add lines for aesthetic reasons, but our lasers will cut these! Think, if your design was on paper and you used scissors to cut every line – would it still work/look how you expected? This also means that if a line is missing the laser won’t cut.

2)      Making sure contours are closed is critical. If you want to get a complete shape that drops out, every line needs to meet or there could be a very small gap that won’t be laser cut.

3)      Be easy on intersecting lines. Too many lines intersecting will mean the piece drops to bits!  

4)      Hidden items. Zoom right into your design and check there’s no stray lines or dots around your designs which may affect the outcomes.

5)      File format. A good laser company will have a variety of software available so however you send your design, it should be fine. Typically, a DXF, CDR or AI file is the best for cutting jobs. For engraving, a JPEG is fine.

6)      Lost in Translation. Between exporting the file from your software and then importing it into ours, things can sometimes get scaled or missed. To make sure we identify can any problems, send us a PDF file too so we can see your drawing exactly as you do. 

Our team of laser experts are available to discuss your project with you and offer advice at whatever stage you’re at. Get in touch today.