To laser cut or engrave we require a vector drawings drafted in a drawing editing software. If you don’t have the resources to carry this out yourself you can use our vector tracing drawing service where we can create the files for you. The price for this starts at £30.00 + vat. depending on the amount of drawing required. The guides below demonstrate what we need from you to be able to draft your drawings. You can send scans over via the Uploader or via email along with all the details of you job written in the notes field.
Bear in mind the longer turnaround: Laser cutting and engraving jobs that also require vector tracing usually have a longer turnaround than a standard job. If you can draft a vector file yourself we advise that you do.
You’ll need to setup a 2D mockup / drawing of the parts to convey visually what you want to cut / engrave.
Draw out your design with prominent pen marks. Draw all lines (in black) for everything you want to have laser cut
Any parts you want engraved you can shade in black to represent fills. Make sure your pen marks are strong and consistent.
All drawings should include all relevant dimensions in mm. They don’t need to be be at 1:1 scale – Once they have been vectorised we can scale to the exact size requested
If you need to indicate locations of holes (or other locations that you need to be precise,) please specify the distance from the middle of the hole to the nearest edge of your drawn part
Take a scan of your drawing and send a Jpeg, Gif, .PDF (anything we can view) via the Uploader. If your drawings exceed the size of your scanner, most professional printers will be able to make a scan for you up to A0 in size.
Upload as many files as you require (max 20 MB)
In the Uploader notes, make sure you include all the information requested.
Upload your files for a quote»
Once you’re drawings are received, we’ll send you a full quote for your job including the vector tracing work. If you are happy with the quote, the work will go into our job queue. Any jobs requiring vector tracing usually have a longer turnaround because the drawings need to be signed off.