General Information about Stockade's Custom Laser Cutting:
Because Stockade has its own laser cutter, we have complete flexibility to design and manufacture current trends, basic geometrics and specialty pieces for the Decorative Painting community. We currently cut shapes for many of the books and painting packets that you see in the market today. As well, we cut specialty items for designers and community groups to use in their own creations.
The following are some of the ways Stockade can help you:
1) Specific shape request: Planning a wedding or need a special shape for a summer camp? Simply supply a clear line drawing, exact measurements, the quantity needed and the date required. We will provide you with a quote.
2) Pieces for Publication: Stockade works with you to design an original surface for a future book or painting packet. At your discretion, the surface can either be made available to the general public at the time of creation or it can be held until your book or painting packet is published. It is Stockade's goal to promote both Decorative Painters and the painting industry. We feel that if your surface is widely available, it will greatly increase sales of your book or painting packet. Stockade does not want to limit your sales in any way. For this reason, we do not ask or expect to be your exclusive cutter. This policy is beneficial for the Decorative Painting industry and therefore benefits us all.
Because every design is unique and original, Stockade will give a special quote on each submission for cutting and/or engraving. The price will depend on the size and complexity of your item (please note: the minimum order for each custom shape is $40).
Materials:Our standard material is 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood, which provides a smooth, strong painting surface. Shapes can also be cut from 1/4" MDF (medium density fiberboard).
In addition to the drawing, please supply the quantity required and the date required (allow two weeks minimum). Indicate clearly where any holes and/or cutout portions are located. The drawing should have at least two dimensions listed (i.e. height and width) so we can size your surface correctly. Please note that specialty laser cutting orders require a minimum 50% deposit prior to cutting. No returns/refunds.
If the shape is a straight geometric cut (square, rectangle, circle etc), we can give a quote without a drawing as long as exact measurements are given. However, for a detailed or "freeform" design, we would require a full size drawing. Stockade can also work with you on designs if you have an "idea" but not a drawing.
Submissions can be made by sending PDF images by email or drawings by mail or fax. Images must be your original artwork or not otherwise copyrighted.