My Urban Workshop is Ottawa's most affordable laser engraving service. Laser engraving is a wonderful way to personalize gifts or add decorative elements to you projects. We have laser engraved plaques, awards, YETI mugs, paddles, tools, furniture, pens, art work, wooden maps, memorabilia, and much more.
We can laser engrave onto wood, leather, some plastics, and some metals. We can also cut through materials up to 1/4" thick.
Please note that the laser cannot engrave into metal, but it can etch away coloured coatings exposing the bare metal underneath.
Certain types of plastics can also be problematic. Some plastics melt and don't hold crisp detail, while others release toxic fumes when exposed to high levels of heat.
Our minimum charge for laser engraving is $30 for the first 15 minutes, with each additional 15 minute block costing $22.50. Discounts are available on bulk orders. Files can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote.
When sending in your files .pdf files are preferred for the best reliability between what you see on screen and what the laser actually cuts. It is also advisable to send along an editable version of the file in case we need to make any tweaks or changes. We can accept .pdf, .jpg, .png, .ai and .svg files just to name a few. If you can send it to a printer chances are we can cut it with the laser. Please bear in mind that the higher the quality of the source material the better the results will be from the laser. Most of our laser takes place at 250 DPI, but the machine can run at up to 1000 DPI.
Basic text can be engraved without sending a file, just send along the text you want engraved (please remember to spell check), the font and dimensions of the finished engraving.
We are happy to do quick fixes to your image like resizing, brightness adjustments, etc. However, more intensive image manipulation is charged at our regular shop rate.
Please note that depending on our workload we cannot always run laser jobs immediately. By sending your files ahead of time we can ensure that they are ready to be picked up when you arrive.Contact us for a quote today.