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How To Create Your Own Laser Cut Business Cards

How To Create Your Own Laser Cut Business Cards

Posted in Laser Cutting by Zap Creatives on Jun 9th, 2014

Let's face it; the markets are growing more competitive by the second! To help ensure potential clients and customers don't immediately throw your business cards away, create impressive laser cut cards which will make a lasting impression. Here at Zap! Creatives, our laser cutting services have helped a number of companies create innovative business cards to help their brand stand out from the crowd.

How Do I Create My Own Laser Cut Business Cards?

Extremely precise, laser cutting can be used to cut and engrave intricate designs on a wide range of materials including acrylic, wood, fabric and card. Instead of creating a standard business card, why not design something that really says something! If you are an interior designer, why not create a laser cut fabric card? Or if you are a hairdresser, why not design a wooden card shaped like a comb? The possibilities are endless; all you have to do is get creative!

  1. Gather Your Design Details – This is where you decide what information, images and design shapes you want on your card e.g. your logo, your contact details, motifs etc. If you are going for a more inventive design, print it out on paper to check whether the design works in real life. Can you clearly read all the information?
  2. Create Your Design – Use Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape create your design. Using our free colour palette, indicate which lines you want to be cut and engraved. Note : Make sure you understand the difference between raster (engraving) lines and vector (cutting) lines. See our tutorials for more information.
  3. The Magic Begins Once you send over your design to our laser cutting team, we will configure our laser cutter to your specifications. Following your design, our machines will cut and engrave your design to the highest quality.

If at any point you are struggling with your design, Zap! Creatives can help. Download one of our design templates, follow our tutorials or, if you are really stuck, contact our team for design services. We have happy to help create your design in the correct format to ensure you get the results you pictured.

What Materials Can Be Used For Laser Cutting?

At Zap! Creatives our laser cutting machines can cut and engrave a wide variety of materials including acrylic, wood, leather, paper and card. Our CO2 laser cutting machine has a bed size of 800 x 400mm which means we can cut designs large and small for a number of applications.

Our products come in all sorts of colours and thicknesses and, can be ordered in up to four different sizes, including our ‘Sample' pieces. Why not take advantage of our laser services, where we can create your designed product to your exact requirements? For more information on laser cutting in London, browse our website, email us at info@zapcreatives.com or phone (0)1642 244422.


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