We have 3 lasers, the largest of which can cut areas up 1200 x 700mm.
We use a Trotec Speedy 400 laser cutter machine which allows us to cut quickly and efficiently.
We can cut thicknesses from 0.1mm up to 10mm (depending on material) and engrave graphics up to 1000dpi.
We can provide a full artwork service if you prefer. If you are providing us with your own artwork, please follow these guidelines:
Our laser department specialises in custom engraving, we can cut to the depth you need in the material you want. Past projects have included rubber stamps, business cards, ouija board, clock faces, portraits, printing blocks and book covers.
We can engrave onto a wide range of materials. If you have something you’re interested in having engraved, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
The laser can engrave onto the surfaces of cylindrical objects using our rotary attachment. We have used the rotary attachment to engraving many curved surfaces including drink glasses, cardboard tubes, snooker balls and wooden eggs.
Laser cutting your stencils means you can achieve complex shapes with relative ease. You also benefit of being able to repeat your artwork once the stencil becomes unuasble.
We can also cut in a number of materials that we can pull from our comprehensive stock, just give us a call to discuss your requirements.
We created a 3 colour stencil using oiled manila paper.
At 4D we appreciate that every laser cutting job is unique and we offer a custom service. Send us your artwork and we can provide you with a quote. Alternatively an estimate can be supplied once we have seen a portion of your artwork.
We charge £6.40 (+VAT) per sheet for the taping up of materials with a low tack tape. This protects the surfaces from scorch-marks (on card, wood) and from 'gloom' (on acrylics). The laser team will be happy to advise if taping is necessary with your material.
Should you require help with artwork preparation we can assist: charges start at £14.50 (+VAT).