CHARM CITY LASER

Custom laser cutting, engraving, & machining
Charm City Laser provides a laser cutting and engraving service for designers, artists, makers, hobbyists, scientists, and engineers, and anyone else who needs custom cut parts or engraved items.

We use a CO2 laser to cut, engrave, and machine a wide range of materials including wood, paper, acrylic, certain plastics, fabric, and leather.

Send us your design, specify your materials, and we'll do the rest.
Everybody has creative ideas - a cool art piece, a unique gift, or an innovative and useful product. Charm City Laser can give physical form to your designs.

Need help with your project? Our friendly and knowledgable staff can assist with any stage of the design & fabrication process.
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Panda and bamboo design cut from an acrylic sheet.
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Jerry Garcia photo-engraved in a wood plaque.
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Alphabet (by Liz Davidson) cut from Wired cover.

Your Project


It's easy to get your project started with Charm City Laser. Just upload your design and request an estimate. Once we have your go-ahead, we will load your materials into the laser and cut, engrave, or machine them to your specifications. If you have any questions, contact us. We're more than happy to help.
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An image from Camille Flammarion's "L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire" laser-engraved in pine.
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It's not a plant -- it's a topograph of the microscopic hairs on a fly wing laser-machined into pine.
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The stylized bird and the decorative corner were laser-cut from black matte board.

Processing and Materials Details

Cutting


Laser Cutting is just what it sounds like. A powerful laser cuts a material into predefined shapes.

Materials we cut

Wood, acrylic, plastic, delrin, cloth, leather, melamine, paper, rubber, veneer, cork, and more.

Engraving


Laser Engraving uses the laser to engrave or etch designs into the surface of the material. Typically used to engrave images, photographs, or other designs onto a surface, laser engraving removes or burns a thin layer of the material to create contrasting tones on the surface.

Materials we engrave

Wood, acrylic, plastic, glass, leather, corian, fabric, coated metals, annodized aluminum, ceramics, mylar, pressboard, and more.

Machining


Laser Machining is a variation on engraving in which the the laser carves the material to make 3D features in the surface based on an image, photograph, or design. Here, the laser vaporizes material from the top surface based on the greyscale values in the image, removing more material in darker regions and less in lighter regions.

Materials we machine

Wood, acrylic, rubber, and delrin.