Custom Laser Cutting
Here at Polka Dot and Co we also offer custom laser cutting and engraving services via our sister store Twig and Myrtle, based on your vector file or we can design items for you with a setup fee applied.
We specialise in making high quality, unique items to offer your business the best of the best products!
Our services, combined with our selection of supplies, provides a one-stop-shop for makers and designers to create their own design for their new products.
We are a family run business who operate out of our private studio in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
- How much will it cost? It depends on the size, complexity and material you've chosen. We can provide a design service if you don't already have a vector ready file. Design and/or set up fees will apply. Please see important information below.
- How do i get a quote? Easy! just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you have in mind and we can discuss further from there.
- I want to purchase your items wholesale but blank so i can add Cricut vinyl. We can do this! You can purchase our blanks on our Acrylic Blanks tab at the top of our website. If you want your business name on any of our items email us at email@example.com and we can organised this for you!
I want an item cut in a material you don't have, could you get this in? We sure can! let us know what material you are after and we can base your quote off that. You can also send us your acrylic sheets and we can cut straight from them if you'd like to source them yourself.
Design and Artwork
Laser Cutting software requires images in Vector File form. Vector files can be created in illustrator, inkscape, autocad, draft sight, corel draw etc. Designs can be provided in file types Including PDF, BMP, PNG and SVG. If you do not have your design in any of these formats you can send it in another format such as a JPG File or Clip Art Image and we will re-draw it in our Laser Cutting Software for a one off $15 fee per item.
Designs that are completely drawn with no artwork supplied by you would incur additional costs. Please contact us to see if we will be able to design your vision. If it’s beyond our capability then you could get your idea designed by another designer. There are some items with no fee such as our Custom Business Tags and very simple outline shapes.
Copyright & Rights of Use
You must obtain Copyright and have full rights of use for provided designs (unless someone else owns them which you’ll need to provide payment proof for us to be able to use them) and allow us the rights of use to make only the pieces requested. We will only use your design for you, and upon your request, we will not re-distribute your designs in their original state in any form. It is possible another customer will ask for a similar design, in this case we make sure the design is different or ask for evidence that have purchased the same Copyright for that design.
We love sharing the projects that we have worked on and may share a photograph of your laser cut project on our website or social media pages with credits. This may involve us peeling protective tape off your pieces for you. In this case we make sure we pack the items with protective tape off carefully so they don’t get damaged.
Pricing Custom Designs
This is always assessed on a case by case basis. How long it will take to cut the design on the laser, the type and cost of the material being cut and the quantity.