About Vector Etch

Our Studio

The Vector Etch team works at a private studio on the south side of Brisbane, Australia.

Our private studio may be visited for order collection as soon as you receive an email notification that it is complete. Our studio is located at 241H 49 Station Road, Yeerongpilly, QLD 4105. You can access the parking lot to the studio via Gate 4.

Our open hours for picking up orders are Monday to Thursday between 8:30am – 3:30pm. Please note, we are an online service and do not have a sales counter at our studio, nor is it attended too for enquiries. If you have an enquiry that you would like to to consult with us about, please get in touch via email (vectoretch@gmail.com). You can email us anytime, and we will get back to you asap with all of the help that we can provide.

Our Services

We offer custom laser cutting and engraving, based on your vector file or choose from our range of shapes. Our services, combined with our selection of supplies, provides a one-stop-shop for makers and designers to create designs in a range outcomes. We also sell all of our laserable materials over at My Little Acrylic Shop.

Our services include:

  • Free, no obligation quotes
  • High quality laser cutting and laser engraving
  • Custom lasering based on your laser ready vector files
  • Online catalogue for made to order shapes, with hundreds of designs to choose from
  • One-stop-shop for jewellery supplies (jewellery components, glue, etc)
  • Worldwide postage and local pick up

Our Machines

Our laser machines are vital tools to Vector Etch and we love them dearly. Our laser machines are Trotec brand, designed and made in Austria. Trotec are leaders worldwide in the laser machines industry; they set a high benchmark for fine and precise details, all in the quickest time possible. In our experience, they have proven to have excellent customer service too; we have never gone a day without a fully operating machine. Once in our busiest period our laser tube died (it ran out of pew’s!) and we had a replacement machine (the same model) delivered on loan to us from Trotec on the same day!

We have a Trotec Speedy 100 and a Trotec Speedy 360. The 100 model is our smaller laser machine (bed size up to 600mm x 300mm) – it can be more suitable for fine detail engraving. The 360 is our larger, more powerful laser – it is well suited for high volume, precise laser cutting. We commonly refer to them as the mumma and bub lasers.

Our Story and Background

Vector Etch was first established in 2014 by Andy Holloway to create laser cut jewellery for his partner, Ella Mobbs. Since then, Vector Etch has grown to a small team, and offers custom laser cutting (worldwide!) for jewellery makers, crafters and designers. All of our services are carried out in our studio in Yeerongpilly, and we are thrilled to share our resources with others to assists them to produce laser cut and engraved pieces.

More recently, we’ve been working towards creating online content (such as expanding our design range and tutorials for all aspects related to lasering) to share some of the things that we have learnt. We love helping and seeing people create custom pieces from their own designs! All of the staff here are makers too in their own way, typically creating laser cut pieces from their own designs – it’s what we do and what we love!

Meet the Team


Andy

Andy is the head honcho at Vector Etch and typically spends his days assisting with customer quotes, assisting with the laser and managing our growing range of 300+ laserable materials. It’s his hard work that makes sure that customers get their orders as soon as possible, and in the best quality as possible.

Outside of work, he loves patting kittens, playing video games and the occasional handstand/tumble/slack-line walk.


Ella

Ella Mobbs established herself within the art and crafts community with her label, Creep Heart from 2014.

Having had great success selling her own laser cut jewellery all over the world, Ella now finds joy working for Vector Etch to create designs for laser cut and engraved products. Ella creates graphic design content for our website, as well as packing orders and assisting around the studio however possible.

Find her on Instagram to see examples of her work.


Alex

Alex Lawton is a multi-talented designer, who assists in a variety of ways around Vector Etch. She loves finding the most efficient and creative ways to laser cut! As a maker herself, she creates brooches, earrings and hands-on workshops over at Lazer Unicorn. She also runs workshops and events in Brisbane; TheMonday (specialty coffee appreciation) and CreativeMornings/Brisbane.

Find her on Instagram and Facebook.


Shauna

Shauna is the Vector Ecth laser machine operator/master/magician. She spends her days in the studio picking out and prepping all of the wonderful materials that we cut for clients, and processes the jobs to cut and engrave through the laser. Outside of Vector Etch, Shauna is an artist and emerging creative talent, who is currently studying design at college. She’s also a dancer, photographer, and general all round multi-skilled amazing person.

Find her on Instagram to see her creative works.


Gabrielle

Gabrielle sets up customer orders from our range of shapes. She is exceptional at laying out designs digitally to make customers requests and visions happen! Gabrielle is with us a couple of days each week, as she is currently studying architecture at QUT. She is interested in residential building design, as well as drawing… and sleeping and drinking! Gabrielle is also a very, very talented illustrator – she sometimes turns her illustrations into stunning laser cut art pieces.

Find her on Instagram to see her artwork.


Ruby

When we first met Ruby and her social account name was ‘Ruby Sparks’, we knew she was destined to be part of our sparkly team. Ruby is our (now) second laser machine operator/master/magician. She spends each day processing jobs after jobs through the lasers, which she is very, very good at. Ruby came to use from a background working with fine body jewellery, which taught her a meticulous attention detail (so good it catches us off-guard sometimes!). When she’s not working with lasers, Ruby fosters animals, enjoys exploring outdoors (nature and abandoned buildings), and adding to her collection of tattoos.
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