Cincinnati Reds Themed Wedding Invitation and Table Toppers

Posted in: Client Work- Jun 05, 2011

We were approached by a couple who had rented out Reds Stadium in Cincinnati for their wedding and reception and were looking for an appropriately themed invitation.  Obviously, baseball played a significant role in their lives and their relationship, so we set about looking for an appropriate design.  Read more

Precision Cut Printed Acrylic

Posted in: Client Work, Equipment- Jun 03, 2011

This project was the first production job using the vision system on the new laser.  Read more

Guerilla Marketing at the Maker Faire

Posted in: Just Because, Marketing- May 19, 2011

Due to our recent move, we didn’t have time to put together a display for the Maker Faire this year. However, since we are going, we decided we could still make something fun, and do a little guerrilla marketing at the same time – BONUS! But what to do? It had to be something cool, and at least a little bit fun/interactive, and in the spirit of the Maker Faire. Read more

Maker Faire Bound – with Free Swag

Posted in: Community, Marketing- May 19, 2011

Artifacture will be closed Thursday, May 19th to Tuesday, May 24th as we make our annual pilgrimage to the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. Production will continue in our absence, and we will be responding to requests and inquiries. Read more

Laser Cut Paper Eiffel Tower – Mini sized!

Posted in: Product Development- May 09, 2011

One of our most interesting pieces so far has been the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, the major limitation has always been production time. On our current equipment, each one takes about 45 minutes to cut, and another 30 minutes to assemble. It’s a great hero piece – beautiful, elegant and technical – but a pain to produce. So we asked ourselves the question, could it be simplified? Read more

Our New Toy Has Arrived

Posted in: Equipment- May 06, 2011

Our new laser has been delivered, and as of today it is uncrated and sitting out in the shop.  I had the overwhelming urge to play Also Sprach Zarathustra as we finally got the bottom of the crate removed, and set it down with the forklift.  We’ve been trying to land this beast for months, and at last, it’s here.  Final power installation for the laser and blower is on Saturday, and by Monday, we should have her leveled and ready to play with in earnest. Read more