Here are a few pictures of some of the things I remembered to photo before shipping. Firstly some of our most popular items – the Lords Prayer Crucifixes. I’ve also produced an incredibly detailed crucifix made of the words of the 23rd Psalm – to get the detail in it is BIG – 410mm tall – see picture of it below – business card by way of giving scale. It is BIG. I think I’ll mount it on some birch wood backing with a nice picture frame – nice.
The work isn’t done when the Laser has cut out the Crucifix – the painstaking manual job of poking out the little pieces that don’t simply fall out takes a while, then there is cleaning away any residue from the face of the crucifix, applying a wax coat and cutting and assembling the stand. If the Crucifix is to be mounted on slate, the jigs have to be prepared to ensure that the Slate and Crucifix are bonded accurately.
Business promotion and Cards
You business card says more about you than your credit card does – a good card needs a WOW! factor. We design and produce cards in .8mm beech plywood – that is same thickness as a credit card but a world away in terms of impact on the recipient. Everyone does a double take when given one.
I have permission to feature these three cards (one is mine of course). The owners are delighted with them. I designed the cards personally and the featured “cut out” is something unique to the owner of the card. Checkout the delicacy of the webbing in the Treble Clef cut out on the Singing For Fun card.
What do you do with the Business Chrismas cards you receive – you bin them in January. Chrismas “seasons greetings” email? deleted unread usually . Why not give something bespoke to your company that they will want to keep – how about a bespoke ecologically friendly cork coaster – designed with your logo and details cut / etched into it. – Just think. Every time the pick up their cup of tea – there you are. Lets talk about it
Keyrings and Gizmos
The problem with leather patches has always been the issue of sewing them on. We put a row of laser cut holes around the edge so sewing the patch on is simple. We can etch almost any monochrome graphic and words making the patch truly unique – not a mass produced item like everyone else’s. Your Pub, Club, Team, Event, Slogan, Logo whatever can be etched into quality leather in any number – the more you order the cheaper it gets though.
Another area we have strayed into includes digital art – etching of beautiful designs into etch-able materials – wood and slate being the most common. We produce beautiful pictorial mementos of pets, people and places on slate using some incredibly clever software from America to change a picture into an engraving – check out the next gallery -Slates.
Slate is an interesting medium to work with – a natural resource that will last lifetimes. We produce souvenirs of events, pets, places and people that people can treasure as lasting mementos – complete with custom wooded stands. Slate lends itself to all sorts of jobs – signs made of slate for example everything from Open / Closed signs for shops to direction signs for rural estates – here are a few examples.
Working with Acrylic is an exacting science – fortunately the Laser is is an exacting machine and producing Business Signs is well within tour capabilities – so far we’ve produced Wooden and Acrylic business signs
Stencils and Stickers
Jumping from engraving a slate to cutting stencils or stickers (made of vinyl not PVC which produces Chlorine when cut on a laser) is quite a quick job.
From the credit card sized bitmap image supplied we produced a Vector Graphics file which can be blown up to any size without loss of quality. We used that to create stencils cut out of Polypropylene for a local Delicatessen who used them to spray paint their Logo and strap line inside their shop (carefully editing image and text so that the middles didn’t fall out). The things you can do with a laser never fail to amaze me.
Our Lovely local theatre had an issue with people walking into the glass doors thinking that they were open when they weren’t… Handytech was commissioned to produce some window stickers based on the theatre logo to fit to the glass doors so that it was obvious which were closed – without being obtrusive. The frosted glass effect looks great – more photos when they are installed in the theatre next week.
Isn’t the diversity amazing – from Bikers leather patches to window safety stickers – whatever next? Watch this space…
A poor life this if, full of care ,we have no time to stand and stare…
We like a bit of fun so we are developing a range of signs that are just that. Fun. Check these out. See how in the cat and dog signs the letters are cut right through the wood and yet the middles (like in the O and a) stay in – clever that isn’t it.
Everything is for sale and soon I hope to put an e-commerce shop into the site but meanwhile just contact me for a price and delivery – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.