Category Archives: Product & Design Ideas

Nine Nifty Products You Can Make With Colored Plywood

The USA Catalog Expands With Blue, Coral Pink And Plum Colored Plywood

Traditionally, when laser cutting wood, the only color options were the natural tones associated with each wood variety. If you wanted something else, hand finishing was required—until now. With the introduction of blue, coral pink and plum colored plywood to the USA materials catalog lineup, there’s a whole new world of product possibilities that you can either sell for profit or use to build your brand.

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Crushin’ On Copper

New Brushed Copper On Black Acrylic Makes Its Debut
In NZ Catalog

From red carpets and magazine spreads to home interiors and oh-so-likeable Instagram posts, copper has been the it color for the last several seasons. You’ll see it being integrated into wedding decorations, signage at boutique hotels and trendy bars and restaurants, jewelry being sold on Etsy—and much, much more.

Now you can bring the copper trend to your latest laser
cutter projects with the debut of brushed copper on black acrylic in the NZ catalog.

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Clocking New Business Opportunities

Antler And Pine Elevates Laser-Cut Design Through Its Dimensional Wall Art

When browsing Pintrest, Instagram or even the pages of magazine for home décor inspiration, what’s one thing that makes a space feel complete? Wall art. Whether it’s Picasso or Pier 1, displaying art on your walls defines spaces, complements furniture and showcases your personal style.

When Chris Hirsch and his wife moved into a new home in Auckland, New Zealand,

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Up Your Card Game With New Designer Cardstock Papers

The USA Catalog Expands With Green And Silver Cardstock

Want to up your card game? Not Texas Hold ’Em. You’re on your own for that. But if you want to create custom laser cut greeting cards, envelopes, invitations and other stationery products that will have customers coming back for more, these two new designer cardstock papers just added to the USA catalog are sure-fire winners.

Why laser cut paper when you could do it by hand?

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All That Glitters Is Gold

Gold Cardstock Paper Just Added To The NZ Catalog

After the California Gold Rush in 1849 and the Victoria Gold Rush in 1851, prospectors came to New Zealand looking for their fortunes in the Central Otago Gold Rush in 1861 and the West Coast Gold Rush in 1864. While panning for gold is only remembered today in history books, people’s attraction to shiny surfaces hasn’t waned in the slightest—even when it comes to a simple material such as cardstock.

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Bringing People Together, One Keyboard At A Time

cKeys Not Only Builds Laser Cut Split Keyboards But Also Grows A Community Around Them

If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time at a keyboard. From researching a term paper for school, submitting a proposal at work or searching eBay for a deal while binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, there are hours spent tapping away at the keys every day. And you probably don’t think about it much…until there’s a problem.

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USA Catalog Expands With Three Recycled Acrylics

See The Inventive Ideas You Can Make Just In Time For The Holidays

When it comes to laser cutting, plastic is soooo fantastic. But…it’s not so environmentally friendly. For those who want to build electronics enclosures or design jewelry out of acrylic because of the material’s aesthetic appeal and huge color selection, there hasn’t been an alternative. Until now.

Introducing recycled acrylic.

Yep, you read that right. Recycled acrylic is now available in the USA catalog and awaiting your creativity to bring it to life.

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Luxury Laser Cutting In Leather

Mocha Upholstery Leather Has Just Been Added To The NZ Catalog

If you think leather is just for footwear, luggage and handbags, think again. Leather is a versatile material for laser cutting and one that’s historically been underutilized. Whether used in in crafts, jewelry, wallets, cuffs, belts, placemats or coasters, leather gives a luxurious feel to any product. And with the new mocha upholstery leather just added to the NZ materials catalog, you too can begin making luxurious products of your own.

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Seven Inventive Ideas To Make With New Ripstop Nylons

The USA Catalog Expands With Black, Orange And Grey Fabric

Historically, laser cutting materials have been hard plastics, wood or metal along with leather and felt. True fabric hasn’t been an option—until now. With the introduction of black, orange and grey ripstop nylon to the USA materials catalog lineup, there’s a whole new world of product possibilities that you can either sell for profit or use to build your brand.

Design Inspiration: Real Products You Can Make With New Ripstop Nylon

Can you really laser cut ripstop nylon?

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Electronics Enclosures That Are Functional Art

Dandelion Sound Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Custom Boomboxes

Aleksey Bochkovsky says he’s always been a hands-on person with much appreciation for tangible art. Once you see the boomboxes he makes from vintage luggage at Dandelion Sound, you’ll understand why.

“Vintage wooden suitcases provide great esthetics and decent sound,” Aleksey explains. “I’ve seen other people make similar designs, but I take it further by creating functional art that is way more than sum of the parts.”

Most other vintage suitcase boomboxes simply have speakers directly installed into the case walls.

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