Laser Cutting and Engraving
About this service
Pricing is a combination of Machine Time + Material Cost + Design Time.
Design complexity, material thickness, and material type also all play a part in the pricing of laser jobs. Cutting, Scoring, and Engraving affect Machine Time. Cutting and Scoring follow a linear path; while Engraving scans across the entire surface of the design.
Material costs are by square-inch, and differ from material to material. Materials are not necessarily limited by the following list. If a material is not on the list, simply ask when requesting the job.
Cutting - $0.15 per linear inch for every 3mm(1/8") of material thickness
Scoring - $0.10 per linear inch
Engraving - $1.00 per sq-in
3mm(1/8") acrylic - $0.10 sq-in
6mm(1/4") acrylic - TBD
12mm(1/2") acrylic - TBD
3mm(1/8") MDF - $0.02
Baltic Birch Plywood
3mm(1/8") birch - $0.02
6mm(1/4") birch - $0.05
You Provide: Vector (.svg) or CAD (.dxf) files are the preferred type to provide.
We Create: Should you need assistance with creating the Design Files, check out the "Graphic Design" Service. $60/hr ($30 minimum)
File Color Coding
Design Files not only tell the laser where to cut, etch, and score; they also can be used color coding to determine which of those processes to use. Let's use the following as a 'standard' when creating our designs, so we are all on the same page. When creating your files, keep in mind what areas/paths are to be cuts, what are to be scores, and what are to be engraves.
Cut = Black
Score = Cyan
Engrave = Magenta
Doing this will allow quick and easy operations assignments, and get your job up and running faster with less modification cost.