Laser cutting and laser engraving service for the UK

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We make your designs

Based on the outskirts of Manchester, we have over five years of experience helping our clients produce their designs using our industry leading laser cutters and engravers.  

We can laser cut and engrave up to 1000 x 600mm on our industry leading laser machines.​

We are a Manchester based laser cutting service, though our clients are based around the UK and we have worked with many companies around the world.


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What can you do with a laser cutter and laser engraver?

With our top of the range laser cutters and laser engravers, we offer the highest resolution laser engraving and laser cutting service for materials and products including :

What makes us different?

quality laser cutting service

We're affordable and fast, but we won't cut corners

online laser cutting

We offer a UK and international service


Quoting is fast, transparent and pain free

We don't just laser cut things!

Our fabrication services include but are not limited to:

  • custom packaging
  • digital print and cut
  • hot melt and cold gluing
  • scoring and folding
  • screen printing
  • paint spraying / dip dying
  • wood routing (not CNC)

What we do

We help make your designs

Apart from offering friendly and helpful advice on all aspects of lasercutting, laser engraving and 3D printing, we can also advise on any specialist design or material requirements you may have.

We'll walk you through every step of the way even if you've never worked with a laser cutting service before.​

Being a small and responsive outfit, our turnaround times are generally very fast but do depend on our current workload. If your timescales are tight and we can't do it, or it's not something we think we can do better than another specialist, we'll be honest and tell you.  We can try and refer you to someone who will do the best job possible for you.

We're passionate about what we do

We're basically slightly geeky designers who are maybe a little bit too obsessed with high tech making methods. We like to innovate and push the boundaries of what's possible with the latest technology. With our office located east of Manchester, we're here to help you make your ideas come to life, whatever it may be.

We're experienced

Over the last four years in business, we've learned our craft the traditional way by doing a lot of laser cutting, from the tiniest engraving jobs for non-metallic jewellery and product marking, through to large scale art installations for hospitals. We've streamlined our production methods and aim to offer a very fast turnaround. When you're up against a deadline we'll pull all the stops out. We've been experimenting with materials and refining our techniques to make sure we can do what we say we can do. We regularly handle individual prototyping jobs, through to mass production laser jobs for large retailers.

Who we've worked with

harrods laser cutting
laser cutting for noths
laser cutting for john lewis
etsy laser cutting

How it works


You send us your vectors

We work out a quote

We mekkit!

You upload your designs and questions through our easy to use quote page.

We work with you to answer any questions you may have. Once we've ironed out exactly what you need and when you need it by, we'll give you our best quote.  When you're happy...

We fire up the lasers and out pops your work! If there's any sanding, painting, varnishing or what not, we'll do that too then package up your work and send it to you!

About our laser cutters and 3D printer

We run some of the best machines available:
  • HQ 7050 (70cm x 50cm) 100W CO2
  • HQ 7050 (70cm x 50cm) 100W CO2
  • HQ 7050 (70cm x 50cm) 60W CO2
  • HQ 5030 (50cm x 30cm) 50W CO2
  • BWM metal colouring and engraving Fiber MOPA Laser 20W - engraves and colours various metals including stainless steel, titanium, silver and gold
  • Epilog Legend EXT 36 laser engraver (36" x 24") 40W CO2
  • Epilog Zing 16 laser engraver (16" x 12") 40W CO2
  • Formlabs Form1+ 3D printer
  • Balco PLA 3D printer

  • GN large format laser cutter (100cm x 60cm) - retired
  • QX medium format laser cutter (70cm x 50cm) - retired
  • Epilog Mini 18 laser engraver (18" x 12") - retired
Laser cutter

Each laser cutter/engraver machine has its own merits and drawbacks. The larger Chinese machines are generally great for laser cutting thick materials with great accuracy.  They have the power to cut through materials cleanly and quickly.  In some ways they are superior to the US machines, and have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, especially with new third party controller software such as Lightburn.

The much more highly engineered  Epilog laser engravers have a narrower laser beam (which is a good thing) though lower power.  Their "flying head" design, superior build quality, high speed servo motors and proper Windows printer drivers means workflow is faster.  It also enables them to engrave incredibly quickly and accurately in comparison, at much higher resolutions of up to 1200dpi, compared to 300dpi.  For small scale, high precision, fast and accurate work, the Epilogs are superior.

We will advise which machine is best for the job so you don't end up paying more for an inferior product.  Basically it's like comparing a field full of 2000hp tractors with a race track full of 600hp supercars - both are useful depending what you are trying to achieve.

We also have a Formlabs Form1+ SLA printer which we use for 3D printing small models and mock ups.

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Hire by the hour, hire by the day

Apart from our normal "remote hands" service where you send us your files for quoting and cutting, we can offer laser and 3D printer hour by the day.  We are happy to quote for hiring out the Epilog laser cutters, including extraction and all required software and cabling, for your demonstrations, exhibitions, corporate events and geeky parties!

Bulk and wholesale laser cutting

If you're looking to make large production orders of your products, we offer generous discounts on wholesale laser cutting jobs. The more notice we get, the better, as we do get booked up. Please get in touch through the contact page, or give us a ring on 0161 408 8880 to discuss.

Some more people we've worked with

fred aldous laser cut
english national opera
university of manchester laser cutting

How else we can help

Sublimation printing

You can have your artwork printed direct to substrate with our sublimation printing service using an A4 Ricoh sublimation printer.

You can print direct to metal, cloth, onto ceramic mugs, tiles, stone and many other substrates.

Free and discount laser cutting

We run competitions with some useful prizes to be won, including free laser cutting.

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Laser printing

We use an OKI C9655 CMYK digital printer for high quality double sided laser printing on stock up to 350gsm, with a maximum sheet size of SRA3 (450mm x 320mm).

Laser cut shapes can then be cut from the prints very accurately

Have questions or want a quote?