Ponoko supplies an online laser cutting service that makes custom cardstock products from your digital product designs for businesses and agencies.
What can you make by laser cutting cardstock? Bookmarks, packaging, prototypes, architectural models, decorative arts, collage and crafts are the most popular laser cut cardstock products. But you’re only limited by your imagination, so let it run wild!
To get started making with laser cut card, simply upload your product designs to get an instant online quote. If you like what you see, give us the green light to fire up the lasers. We’ll get to work making your custom cardstock products.
Pricing for laser cut cardstock starts at $1. Since there’s no minimum order, you can laser cut 1 or 100,000. Once your laser cut cardstock products are made, they’re carefully packed and shipped directly to your door as fast as the same day.
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 & laser engraving are digital making methods available online from Ponoko.
Laser cutting cardstock 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 cardstock, leaving a 90-degree high-quality cut-edge finish.
Laser engraving is similar, but instead of using the laser beam to cut through the cardstock, it engraves the surface. Following the engraving line or area in your digital design, the laser vaporizes a thin layer of the cardstock surface, exposing what lies beneath. For cardstock, the resulting finish is a subtle matte texture.
You can laser cut cardstock and engrave custom designs on the surface by using your very own personal factory.