Category Archives: Lisa Horn

3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Laser Cut Bamboo Veneer

New Material In USA Catalog: Premium Veneer Bamboo MDF Unless you’re a giant panda, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about bamboo. But as a maker, bamboo should be a top choice. It’s a versatile material for designing laser cut jewelry, tableware, electronics enclosures, conference badges, signage, book covers and point of sale displays. […]

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Opposites Attract: Creating Contrast With White On Black Acrylic

New Material In NZ Catalog: Two-Color Acrylic Sheets Color trends change with the seasons, the latest runway fashions and what Pantone says is the color of the year. But what’s one color combo that’s always in style: Black and white. Black and white is a study in contrast. It can connote modern or retro. Elegant […]

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Spirograph-Inspired Maker Blasts Kickstarter Goals By 224%, Then 544%

How To Use Crowdfunding To Get Customers & Raise Money For Your Next Laser Cutting Project Could a free toy in a package of candy change the trajectory of your life? For Aaron Bleackley, it did. It all started one day in early 2013 when one of his coworkers got a tiny geometric drawing toy […]

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Tapping Into $22 Billon Craft Brew Market With Design

Eight Seven Central Has Won Business—And Awards—With Its Innovative Custom Beer Tap Handles Craft brewing is a $22.3 billion industry, according to the Brewers Association, with more than 24 million barrels of beer produced and served annually across America in 2,397 microbreweries, 1,650 brewpubs and 178 regional craft breweries. In fact, the number of breweries increased […]

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Secret Weapon: 5 Materials You Should Be Using For Laser Cutting Projects

21 Design Ideas For Your Next Maker Project Psssst! Want in on a little secret? There are five laser cutting materials most people don’t know about but are so super cool that they’ll become your secret weapon for making the most amazing laser cut creations. And if you sell your designs on Etsy or Kickstarter, […]

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3 Acrylics For Crisp & Clean Typography Designs

New Materials In USA Catalog: Two-Color Acrylics Serif. San serif. Kerning. Line space. Alignment. A lot goes into typography design. Fonts communicate masculinity vs. femininity, modern vs. retro, professional vs. casual, serious vs. whimsical. Typography establishes a visual identity and expresses personality. So when your designs incorporate wordplay, you need the right laser cutting material […]

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3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Laser Cut Cork Products

New Material In NZ Catalog: Cork Sheets When you think of cork, a wine bottle stopper is probably the first product that comes to mind. For those with sustainable building interests, you may even think of cork flooring. But have you thought of using cork as a material in your laser cutting projects? Three Reasons […]

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