The Fred Aldous Laser Studio is available to hire on a 1/2 day to full day basis
How much will it cost if I've used a Laser Machine before?
If you have used a laser machine before we'll give you an introduction to show you how our programme works + all of the safety aspects of using our machine. This is all included in the £25 per hour price
How much will it cost if I've never used the Laser Machine before?
If you haven't used the machine before you will need training which will cost £15 per hour extra on top of the £25 per hour. The time of training varies depending on how quickly you pick it up.
How do I get started?
You can ring the shop and ask for Elle ( 0161 236 4224) or you can email her: email@example.com
She'll ask you to email her:
The Illustrator file. The material you'd like to cut. (including the thickness) The size you'd like to cut.
**If it's a material that we don't normally use, we'll ask you to send us a sample so we can do a test on it for free to get the correct setting**
What will I need to bring to the Studio with me?
An Illustrator file of the item you'd like cutting. The material you will be using. (or you can buy various items from us) A USB stick, to transfer the files
How big is the laser bed?
The laser bed is A1 in size 841 x 594mm
What materials can I cut from?
We mainly cut out (a maximum depth of 5mm):
Acrylic - Wood - Card - Paper
If you have another kind of material, give Elle a call and she will check if it cuts
What materials don't you cut?
Metals, polycarbonate, PVC, Vinyl, Glass (we can engrave but not cut) Fiberglass and Leather.
What other things can I do in the Laser Studio?
You can LIGHTLY CUT into materials, which means it doesn't cut all of the way through, creating the line of your design.
You can ENGRAVE into materials, which fills the lines of your design.
You can PHOTO ENGRAVE into materials. This can be done with a JPEG file + then we put it through programme that makes it possible to laser cut.