Here’s the full details of how we prepare a quote for laser cutting and engraving.
Our quotes are free and have no obligation. They’re completely custom, based on what’s in your file and what material you request. A combination of factors will effect the price of your vector quote (read below for the full details).
We have a minimum order of $30 (ex GST) per file/material., so if the total is less than $30, your quote will automatically be rounded up to $30 + GST.
Small files can be inefficient – as a very general rule of thumb, it is typically most cost effective to use at least 50mm x 295mm of material (ideally 100mm x 295mm or more).Request a free, no obligation quote
Included within our pricing is:
Time the Job Will take in the Laser:
- Laser cutting time – the total time that it will take the laser head to travel around and cut each shape. More detailed shapes (such as a star) will take longer to cut out (when compared to something like a circle), as there is a longer distance for the laser to follow.
- Engraving time – the total time that it will take the laser to process any engraving. Laser engraving is a slower process and increases cost, particularly in respect to the amount of engraving and how efficiently the file is laid out.
Type of Material, and the Amount Used:
- Refers to the actual cost price of the material. For example, white solid acrylic has a lower value than chunky glitter acrylic.
- You do not need to order a whole material sheet, and will be charged only for the total width of material used (the height is always 300mm).
- The type of material used will also impact the total laser time. For example, chunky glitter acrylics are dense (when compared to something like solid acrylic), so are therefore slower to laser cut.
Laser Operator Fee:
- Our time and skills to check each file. If we can see any obvious issues, we’ll reach out and let the you know.
- Physically picking out the material that is needed for the order and adjusting the laser settings to suit that material and file being cut.
- Removing the pieces from the laser, pushing them out of the material sheet and bagging the finished pieces.
- This cost is a flat fee of $9.50 (ex GST) included within the quote.
- We have a minimum order of $30 (ex GST), so if the total of the laser operator fee, laser time and material use is <$30, your quote will automatically be rounded up.
- Small files can be inefficient. As a very general rule of thumb, it is typically most cost effective to use at least 50mm x 300mm of material.
Postage / Shipping:
- Calculated on the approximate total size and weight of your order, sent to your location.
- We use tracked Australian Post and Sendle (couriers) for our shipping services.
Any Applicable Reorder Discounts:
- A $5 discount is available for reorders.
- Must state it’s a reorder when submitting for a quote.
- Include in your quote request: file name, material and the previous order number.
- Only applicable if the original order/s was placed past the 5th of April, 2019.
- Can be for individual files from a previous order with more than one file.
- We’re looking at developing a modified reorder discount structure in the future (no ETA).