Laser Cut Acrylic Snowflake

Posted in: Materials, Product Development- Jul 22, 2010

This was a speculative design done as a holiday decoration for a boutique loft/hotel chain.  Designed in partnership with Anne Howley, the project was to create a branded holiday decoration that was in keeping with their modern, minimalist design.  Read more

Laser Etched Charger

Posted in: Client Work, Product Development- Jul 18, 2010

This was an experiment done for a friend who does some wedding planning.  It’s a monogram etch on an inexpensive plastic charger with a silver coating over dark plastic.  It etched well, but was a bit slow.  If we did it again, we could probably speed it up significantly by running it at 400 dpi. Read more

Vinyl Cut Beer Fridge Graphics

Posted in: Just Because, Materials- Jul 16, 2010

Okay, time to give the laser a bit of a rest, and highlight one of our other, less sexy, but equally cool toys – the vinyl sign cutter.
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Laser Engraving the iPhone 4

Posted in: How To, Just Because, Marketing, Materials, Product Development- Jul 13, 2010

Sara at In a Flash Laser was kind enough to be the first to laser etch the new iPhone 4. So emboldened by the fact that we knew they wouldn’t explode, we decided to put our personal phones on the line, and try it ourselves.  Thankfully, it all went pretty well.
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Laser Cut Business Cards

Posted in: Marketing, Product Development- Jul 08, 2010

These are our current business cards.  What can I say, we’re pretty proud of them – on a lot of levels.  It’s proven to be very, very popular, but it is would be rather expensive to produce for a client because it requires two engraving passes ( front and back ), and a cutting pass.  However, we have finally found a reliable digital print shop that can lay down white ink, which lowers the cost back into the reasonable range, and also opens up a lot of opportunities for more complex pieces.

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Laser cut Acrylic Absinthe Spoon

Posted in: Client Work, Product Development- Jun 23, 2010

We have a bar in the basement called Absinthe that serves, of course, Absinthe, that controversial, formerly illegal alcoholic beverage. As is almost inevitable for a drink with such a reputation, there is a great deal of ritual associated with serving it…

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