Laser Cutting

Minutely detailed, as fine as lace - that is paper laser cutting. A highly focused beam of light follows a vector line, vapourising the material. Any organic material can be laser cut. Laser cutting is an amazing opportunity to cut unlimited shapes with no tooling, which means changes can be made at the drop of a hat. ANY shape can be cut.

When to choose Laser Cutting?

  • I would like to run a prototype to show my customer.
  • My designer loves using very intricate designs to create impact.
  • Our design may change, I’m reluctant to commit on tooling.
  • Tooling costs blow the budget.
  • There is no time to manufacture tooling.

Laser cutting is ideal for

  • Invites
  • Popup Cards
  • Book Covers
  • Kiss Cut Stickers
  • Confetti
  • Stencils
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Colin's advice

Laser cutting is great for complex designs and any external and internal shapes can be laser cut. It's great for low to medium volume run lengths and our high speed lasers produce far better results compared with the more common laser plotters.

Quality uncoated materials work best for laser cutting; coated or laminated materials do work fine but if your design is busy some 'smoke milking' may occur. The finish is always better on the underside of sheet.

Minimum space between cuts should be 5 x thickness of your material. We're able to save costs where nesting or tessellation on sheets is possible.

Our Machines

At PaperShapers we use the best equipment available to deliver the quality you need.

  • 2 x High Speed Galvo Lasers
  • 1 x CO2 Laser Plotter

Gallery

  • 06 xmas card
  • 01 swedish
  • Love sonnet
  • 08 untitled
  • Papershaper london montage
  • Papershaper butterfly montage
  • Papershapers lace  montage
  • Papershaper shapes montage
  • Papershapers gate  montage
  • Papershapers colors montage
  • Papershapers bookmark montage
  • Paper laser cut xmas tree
  • Laser kiss cut stickers
  • Laser kiss cut numbers
  • Laser cut book cover
  • Laser kiss cut sticker geometric shapes
  • Snowflake table confetti

Projects

Find out how we've helped our clients with these projects:

The Stencils look amazing, really pleased! Thanks for doing such a great job. Rupert