Vector File Graphic Designers
Currently employee here at Vector Etch (typically answers emails and responds to quote enquiries). Gabrielle is enthusiastic about working with clients outside of the studio. So, if you want someone who knows how to prepare files directly for Vector Etch, this is the freelancer for you! Contact Gabrielle through her personal website to enquire about her freelance design and file preparation work. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
An illustrator and graphic designer with experience in laser cutting. Tiffany can provide a complete service for custom jewellery design – including custom illustrations and branding, all the way through to laying out laser ready vector files suitable for Vector Etch. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
An illustrator and graphic designer with a focus on design and file prep for laser cutting. Amy has a really fantastic web-page describing (with pricing examples) for her Laser Cutting & Etching Design Services. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
Vector Etch Creative Market
Designs that we’ve created that could be purchased and laser cut (note: these are designs only and will need to be formatted further to be laser ready). Shop our expanded range of designs.
Vector Etch Creative Market Collections
A great source of templates for silhouettes and icon illustrations. Good quality and reasonably priced.Check out our book marked collections of designs that could be great starting points for jewellery designs.
Vector icons perfect for cut, etched or printed charms. Good variety, with most free or discounted.
A subscription to design resources including icons, illustrations, backgrounds and fonts.
Easy website to make laser cut boxes, cases, etc. Type in your dimensions and it will give you a digital file to suit.
DIY laser cut projects.
Free resource for fonts and typefaces (all fonts here are Copyright free).
Fonts with purchasable licences for a variety of uses. Regularly has special offers, and discounted bundles/multiple font packs.
A designer type foundry with beautiful fonts, all for a pay-what-you-want system for personal use and low cost for a commercial license.
Vector Graphics Software
The industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create laser ready files easily and quickly.
Buy Adobe Illustrator.
A FREE program that is similar to Adobe Illustrator. If can be accessed via web browser on any type of device (such as a phone or tablet). We commonly work with files made in this program and they seem to work quite well.
Just note, they also have a paid Pro version, you can start a trial on that and when it expires you automatically revert to the free version (no credit card needed).
A free alternative to Illustrator that has similar features. In our experience is a little less intuitive to use (when compared to other programs) and can cause glitches with laser files (such as sizing issues, colours changes…).
Another option that is suitable for laser cutting file setup.
Buy Corel Draw.
For business cards, flyers, stickers, etc. Based in Sydney, Australia.
For jewellery components, including links, jump rings, brooch backs, etc. www.vectoretch.com.au
For bulk jewellery components. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
Beads N Crystals
For beads, crystals, tassels, etc. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
Art and Craft Supplies
The Art Shed
For art supplies, best for low prices. Also typically sell blank skate decks.
Eckersley’s Art & Craft
Art and craft supplies. Typically have great service and product knowledge, so can be best for visiting in-store if you need help/advice.
Sell Uni Posca Acrylic paint pens at a good price.
Quality acrylic paint (paint pens, sprays, etc).
My Little Acrylic Shop
Over 300+ varieties of pretty materials, all suitable for laser cutting and engraving.
US based material sales website (HUGE variety – larger than ours, typically quite pricey).
Custom Laser Cutting and Engraving
Our main business, specialising in fine detail laser cutting and engraving; best suited for jewellery makers, crafters and designers. You can shop from the Vector Etch range of designs, or upload your own vector file to be cut. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
Open access community makerspace with equipment and tools available to anyone with a creative idea. Based in Brisbane City, Australia.
Mad Laser Cutters
Specialising in consultation, vector file design and production for multiple layer/multi-piece brooches. Based in Brisbane, Australia.
Specialising in custom cake toppers (includes in-house design work). Well priced, fast turn around. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Custom UV printed and laser cut acrylic charms. Based in the UK.
Ink it Labs
Custom UV printed and laser cut acrylic charms. Based in Austin, Texas.