Laser Cutting and Engraving

Our 35w laser cutting machine allows us to cut and engrave a broad range of materials, from card and wood, to plastic and rubber. Unlike higher powered industrial machines, we can combine consistency and precision with fine detail and delicacy, producing truly beautiful results.

And whether we’re creating one-off prototypes, small production runs or anything in between, our technical expertise allows us to offer friendly advice and a personalised service to designers, makers and craftspeople of all kinds.

"I approached Megan looking for the highest standard of laser engraving and cutting. Not only does Megan provide the quality I look for, she does this with exceptional service, attention to detail and brilliant communication, often going out of her way to meet and exceed my expectations while applying her expertise to maximise the potential of my products."

- Suzanne Oddy -

Materials list
Frequently asked questions

Our laser bed is 740 x 460mm, but the size we can cut depends on the sheet size of the material. See our materials list for more information.

As our machine is relatively low powered, we specialise in low burn on thinner materials. The maximum thickness of wood and Perspex we can cut is 5mm.

With the surface to be engraved facing upwards, the item can be up to (W) 740mm x (D) 460mm x (H) 150mm. Items must be flat and level- we can’t engrave curved or uneven surfaces.

We can cut and engrave card, wood, acrylic and laser-friendly rubber. Please see our materials list or card colour selection for more details. 

Unfortunately, we’re unable to cut or engrave any type of metal, PVC or leather, as well as many plastics. If you have a material in mind and are unsure if it is suitable, please get in touch.

We stock a small quantity of our most commonly used materials, including coloured paper & card, a variety of woods, some Perspex options and rubber for making stamps. Stocked substrates are marked on our materials list and will be priced based on the area used. If an item is not marked as stocked, it will need to be ordered in and the full sheet will be charged for.

We are usually able to provide small samples of stocked materials free of charge. Please see our materials list to see which substrates we stock. 

Of course! As long as they are safe and suitable for cutting and/or engraving and you can deliver them to us, you are welcome to provide your own materials.

Yes. However, your print files will require some additional set up to make them suitable. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise you.

Every job is individually priced depending on a number of factors including set up, design work, laser cutting/engraving time, materials, mocking up and postage. For the most accurate quote or estimate, please fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

To give you an accurate quote we require a finished vector file as well as information on materials and quantities. Filling in our enquiry form should help you provide us with the information we need. Files can be emailed to us at info@prettyneatstudios.co.uk.

Yes. Anything you can send in order to help us visualise your idea is useful though – whether it’s inspiration you’ve found, a quick digital mock-up or even just a hand-drawn sketch. Files can be emailed to us at info@prettyneatstudios.co.uk.

Our standard payment terms are 14 days from receipt of the invoice. However we often require full or partial payment upfront, before ordering materials or starting production. The faster you are able to pay, the quicker we can complete your job.

Our standard method of payment is via online bank transfer, but please let us know if that is difficult for you and we can arrange an alternative. We can also accept payment via cash or card if you are collecting your order in person.

The best way to get things started is to fill in our enquiry form below. This should help you give us the information we require to formulate a quote or estimate for you. Files can be emailed to us at info@prettyneatstudios.co.uk.

Yes, it can be very useful to talk through things in person especially if your requirements are a little unusual! Please be sure to contact us first though so that we can send you some directions and arrange a suitable time.

We don’t have a minimum order quantity and are very happy to do one-off products, however, very small orders can sometimes be unfeasible because of the set up involved. 

Due to our small size, we are not able to mass-produce items. Our maximum order depends heavily on the product and material as well as turnaround time, so please get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you. 

For jobs that involve cutting, we prefer a vector file, ideally an Adobe Illustrator (.AI) file, but other vector file types are usually compatible (.PDF, .EPS, .SVG). Where it’s not possible to send a vector file, an alternative format (.JPG, .TIF, .PNG etc.) can usually be used, but these file types will need translating into vector format, so will incur an additional charge. If a job only requires engraving, a high quality JPEG or similar is usually fine.

Yes, of course. We have a wealth of knowledge in designing for laser cutting and would be very happy to work something up for you. Unless the concept is very basic, we will usually require a visual to work from (inspiration images or a rough sketch) but we are happy to discuss this with you. Our standard rate for design work is £30ph.

Due to our small studio space unfortunately we’re not able to hire out our machine for personal use.

Whilst we pride ourselves on our fast and efficient turnaround, this can vary depending on a number of factors. If you are working to a specific deadline, please let us know and where possible we will do our best to accommodate.

You can cancel your order at any time prior to production. However, any specially ordered materials or completed design work will need to be paid for.

Delivery charges vary depending on the speed of delivery and size/weight/value of the item but are usually between £2.50 – £10.00.

We use a variety of delivery methods depending on what’s most appropriate for the order- usually either Royal Mail or a courier service. All items will be packaged in the safest and most appropriate way possible.

Yes, as long as it’s between our standard business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm) we’re very happy for customers to collect. Please let us know when you place your order if that’s what you’d like to do.

Laser Cutting Enquiry Form

Providing us with as much information as possible means we can generate a more accurate quote for your job. Where no vector files are available, or details are missing (or as yet undecided), we will always try to give a rough estimate, but may need to contact you for further information.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB
Please let us know what you would like to make, including application.
POTENTIAL MATERIALS (INC. THICKNESS)
Please refer to our materials list for guidance.
DIMENSIONS (IF KNOWN)
We are able to work to a maximum of 740x460mm, however material sheets are usually smaller. Please refer to our materials list for further information.
STAGE OF DESIGN
Please send any files via email or WeTransfer to info@prettyneatstudios.co.uk - even inspiration images are helpful!
POTENTIAL DEADLINE (IF APPLICABLE)
If you have a specific deadline, we will do our best to work to it where possible.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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