Ponoko supplies an online laser cutting service that makes custom laser cut paper products from your digital product designs for businesses and agencies.
What can you make by laser cutting paper? Bookmarks, packaging, prototypes, architectural models, decorative arts, collage and crafts are the most popular laser cut paper products. Add even more flair by laser engraving paper. Let your imagination run wild and have some fun!
Making products by laser cutting paper is easy. Simply upload your product designs to get an instant online quote. Pricing for paper laser cutting starts at $1.
If it’s a go, we’ll make your laser cut paper designs with precision, package them with care and ship directly to your door. And since there’s no minimum for laser cutting paper, you can make anywhere from 1 product to 100,000.
San Francisco engineer uses Ponoko + Kickstarter to bring his laser cut product to market.
Designer Maiko Kuzunishi has earned a worldwide following with her range of beautiful eco-friendly and quirky laser cut clocks.
Engineering student Alexander Sarnowski makes & sells fully functional black powder cannons with laser cut timber.
Illustrator and designer Junichi Tsuneoka combines traditional woodworking techniques with laser cutting.
Dancer Donna Touch makes & sells custom aluminum laser cut feather fans.
Designer Charles Wade juggles graphic design, web development, social media, and his blocky laser cut robots.
Open hardware engineers Nwazet Inc use laser cutting for quick, cost-effective creation of custom electronic enclosures for profitable sale.
Product designer by day, Colin Francis spends his after hours creating laser cut leather goods & housewares.
LA-based design studio Alienology embraces the Ponoko high speed model to move rapidly from idea to product.
Artist and craftsman Brian Chan creates & sells fully functional musical instruments from laser cut bamboo.
Jewelry designer Mariko Carandang uses Ponoko to instantly keep up with growing demand.
Artist Jay Thomson streamlines the bow tie making process by selling acrylic laser cutting design templates.
Laser cutting and laser engraving are digital making methods available online from Ponoko.
Laser cutting paper is a subtractive manufacturing technology that uses a high-power laser beam to cut flat-sheet materials. A computer directs this laser to follow the cutting line provided in your digital design. The high-precision laser vaporizes a cut line through the paper, leaving a 90-degree high-quality cut-edge finish.
Laser engraving is similar, but instead of using the laser beam to cut through the paper, it engraves the surface. Following the engraving line or area in your digital design, the laser vaporizes a thin layer of the paper surface, exposing what lies beneath. For paper, the resulting finish is a more textured surface.
You can laser cut paper and engrave custom designs on the surface by using your very own personal factory.