Mat board is quickly becoming one of our favorite materials to work with! Mat board is comparable to an extra thick cardstock - it’s typically about 055” thick. Mat board can be both engraved and cut. It typically engraves to be a light brown. When we cut/etch mat board, we cover the surface in a protective masking to help keep the surface clean. Mat board has color on one side and is white on the other side (normally with some sort of branding/text/grid.. Sometimes, mat board has a slight texture/tooth, but can also be smooth. Typically, mat board comes in 32” x 40” sheets.
We love working with Lesly of Treats & Co! She is always up to something fun and is all about the details. She really does it all - custom cakes, desserts, custom backdrops/setups, balloon decor, centerpieces, goodie bags, table/chair rentals, and linen rentals! In today’s blog post, Lesly is going to walk us through her normal day.
When working with us to laser cut your pieces, you’ll need a digital file. We offer design assistance if you need help making your file, otherwise you can also provide your won. If you’re prepping your own files, you’ll want to make sure that you follow the following steps to ensure your pieces will etch/cut as you’d like.
I love when Mikole swings by LCC because her positive energy is so contagious. So it comes as no surprise that Mikole Montgomery of Mik Mont Creations makes a variety of cards and gifts…all with the goal of spreading positivity! Today, Mikole is sharing her normal daily routines with us as a mother and the maker behind MikMont Creations!
Veneer is a thin layer of wood that is applied to a thicker (typically less expensive wood), like plywood. There are a variety of different types of veneered plywood, but the common ones include: maple, red oak, white oak, pecan, teak, and walnut. We stock 1/8” thick walnut, cherry and red oak, but can special order the others (including 1/4” thick) if needed for a project.
If you live in Houston and you haven’t met Manny and Sophia of Bear Cub Leather - you’re truly missing out. Not only is their craftsmanship amazing, they are super friendly and involved in the Houston maker community. Bear Cub Leather makes a variety of different leather goods including bags, wallets, accessories and more. If you see them out at a Houston market (they do almost ALL of them!), you’ll likely run into the whole crew - Manny, Sophia and their little bear cub.
Want to add a pop of color to your laser cut birch plywood pieces? We love using water-based dye and stain to add color to birch! We offer it as one of our finishing services, but if you're a DIYER, you might just want to try it yourself!
The unite tool is a great tool for connecting vector shapes in Illustrator. Make the vector shapes that you want to connect, select them and then select the unite tool. This will eliminate any overlapping lines, allowing you to create desired shapes without any unnecessary lines. If overlapping lines are left in your design file, the laser will cut each line!