Monday, 11 August 2014

Making up for lost time!

Well I'm off to a seminar about PR and social media this week, probably well overdue. I'm hoping it will inspire me to write more often.  watch this space to see how I get on.


Monday, 11 March 2013

Cutting fabrics

Last week, not only did I have to attend HMRC  RTI training...  boring but at least I know what to do now!  The best part was cutting some tulle for a wedding dress. Although cutting light weight fabrics is difficult to manage you can produce some great results. Hopefully I'll get some photos of the finished dress soon so I can share with you all. 

Friday, 11 January 2013

New year, new year resolution.... I'm going to regularly write a blog! It's been hard getting back into work after such a wonderful break but I expect that's the same for everyone.
It never ceases to amaze me what comes in through the door each day. We've cut ply wood postcards for paper Bird design, acrylic hearts for lady Muck and we are awaiting the dreaded dental instruments for marking.
As ever Hannah keeps us busy with her parchment cutting. her designs are breathtaking and I thought I'd feature some of them this time. This example is of her Alium shade which is one of my personal favourites!
This example shows how we engrave the parchment to achieve different amounts of shade on the lampshade.

Good luck in your new studio Hannah.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Artwork made easy!

We are often contacted by new customers asking if we can cut or engrave their design. The most important part of any new design is getting the artwork correct! The design software that we use allows us to import lots of different types of files, however if there are mistakes in the creation of the artwork we receive this can make our job quite hard! So, contact Bob for a few simple tips.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn Colours

As Autumn has arrived I wanted to share the work of one of our customers. She has recently produced a new range of jewellery based on leaves in some beautiful autumn colours. Esa uses acrylic and cherry wood laminate. Check out her new designs. Thanks for the photos Esa.
Her web site is
Here transparent red acrylic and cherry wood laminate were used together.

I love the effect that was created on the oak leaves by engraving the surface of the acrylic, hope they do really well for you Esa.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


We have had to cut one of my personal favourite products today, ukuleles! 

These badges have been cut from cherry wood laminate and I like them because they show how well laminate cuts and engraves on the laser machine.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Showing our versatility

We never know what will come through the door and having spent most of the week working with the craft, jewellery and fashion sectors yesterday we had a day marking metal for two customers. We have a regular customer who sends us dental instruments to be marked, no pictures of those today, just in case some of you are squeamish about the dentist!

Here is an example of how we can mark on metal, which in this case is steel. We receive flat sheets from our client which will be pressed into the right shape once delivered back to the customer. This is a panel for a pill counting machine!

Just off to check on CD who has been cutting some sycamore and walnut for another client, more pictures of the results next week.