As a process, laser cutting was once known primarily for its use within the world of industrial manufacturing. However, the last few years have seen an explosion of popularity, with industries ranging from small businesses to universities now embracing it in a wide array of ways. One industry that you may not expect to find on this ever-expanding list is, surprisingly, wedding planning.
With the world of arts and craft now using laser cutting as a means of achieving exceptionally intricate detail work for their designs, laser cut wedding invitations are now seeing a massive boost in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. When crafting a wedding invitation, you want something unique; something that will stick in the minds of invitees, whilst also showcasing the level of care and effort that has gone into planning your special day. Laser cut wedding invitations offer you the chance to turn a “Save the Date” into something the receiver will actually want to save. This is because laser cutting offers intricate linework, layered designs and a level of consistent quality that simply isn’t feasible through more “traditional” means.
So, What Goes Into Crafting Laser Cut Invitations?
The laser cutting process involves using a focused beam of light to cut through materials with incredible accuracy. When performing this process with paper or card, the intensity of this light can also be used to engrave and score your chosen material; adding to the amount of customisation you have when designing your invitation. With all of this in mind, however, you aren’t limited to the conventional materials when designing your finished product. It is quite common for laser cut wedding invitations to be cut and engraved from wood and acrylic. If you’re looking to surprise people with your invitations, crafting them out of wood is definitely a good first step. This entire process is computer-operated, and effectively matches its movements to match the commands it has been given. This generally comes in the form of a digital image, which is used to map out where cuts need to be made to replicate said image with its linework.
How Early Should I Think About Starting This Process?
Whilst laser cut wedding invitations may be significantly faster than performing the same job by hand, it’s always important to ensure that you begin the process at least a few weeks in advance of your send-out deadline. In short, the timeframe will be entirely dependant on the number of invitations that you’re looking to create. So, to ensure that everything from testing your design to packaging and delivery is accounted for, we would suggest coming to us at least 6 weeks in advance. With that said, tighter deadlines can sometimes be accounted for, but it’s best to stay on the safe side.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Cutting Over Other Methods?
As stated earlier, it is practically impossible to get the same level of consistent quality as laser cutting through doing it by hand. This is especially true if you are working under strict deadlines, or are planning to send out your invitations in overwhelming quantities.
The semi-automated process that Vector & Raster use for laser cut wedding invitations ensures that each cut and piece of detail is a meticulous copy of the original design.
Let’s face it: When you’re planning a wedding, the last thing you have time for is crafting 120 invitations by hand. Save your time, and your sanity, by allowing us to handle the entire process from beginning to end. That way, you can focus on more important matters, with the peace of mind that your invitations are being handled by professionals.
Other Types of Invitations
While we’ve spent the majority of this article discussing the many benefits of laser cutting your wedding invitations, that’s not to say that your special day is the only time that laser cutting can assist. At Vector & Raster, we regularly perform detailed design work for a wide array of occasions, including birthday cards, special event invitations, corporate event promotions and more.
Bringing Your Design to Life
With the high level of complexity that can be achieved through laser cutting, it allows you to truly showcase both your design skills and creativity without fear that the finished product won’t be able to realise your vision. In short, as long as your designs are cohesive and feasible, we will be able to deliver a finished product that exceeds expectations.
At Vector & Raster, we offer an expansive array of laser cutting services across a wide variety of materials. So, whether you’re in need of detailed design work for your next project, or just want to find out more about what we offer, contact us today!