Laser cut Paper


Business Cards Matter

Business cards are often the first representation of your company's brand.
Your card should share more about what your company does than just provide contact information. Quality, design and creativity matter. A tactile element such as laser cutting, foils or spot varnishes, will cause the recipient to look at it, feel it, and more often than not, keep it more than cheap card that’s super standard.

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Ron Macken
2009 Laser Technology FSEA Editorial

Much has changed since the introduction of lasers as a tool for paper cutting nearly thirty-five years ago. Advances in laser technology and paper handling have combined to lower equipment costs and increase both speed and capacity. And now that more is generally understood about the advantages and applications of this process, it rapidly is becoming the tool of choice for many diecutting operations where extremely detailed work is required. Laser cutting is a process that becomes essential when, for a variety of reasons, the requirements of a job exceed the capability of a blade cut.

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Our laser cutting technology for cutting paper is unique in that the level of detail in a particular design has no effect on the cost.  The cost is determined primarily by the laser’s scan area not the detail or intricacy.  A thousand holes will cost the same as one large hole, if the overall area is the same.
Stock weight and density are also factors.  Thin stocks cut faster than thick stocks because there is less material being vaporized.

Of course there may be some additional costs or savings associated with your particular project, so it’s important to contact us early in the design process for a price quote and give us an opportunity to find the most economical format for you.  Some additional charges may be a rush fee, additional art time, tooling & special set-ups, a short sample run or last minute changes in the art or format.

We will be able to help you find the most cost-effective format for your laser cutting and perhaps give you some tips that will save you production costs in other areas too.

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Ron MackenLightwave Laser