Why does a laser have to be focused?

laser cutting metal

Lasers are those famously parallel beams of light that go on forever right? Well sort of and in many cases they’re fantastic for super accurate measuring applications, line-of-sight comms links and all sort of other stuff. If you have a laser level in your DIY box you’ll immediately get this. So why does it need […]

Illuminated Acrylic Signs

Our Theo Paphitis SBS badge in illuminated acrylic

In the world of business, brand awareness is crucial for success. It’s what sets your company apart from the competition, and it’s how customers recognize and remember your brand. One way to boost brand awareness is by using illuminated acrylic signs. Our illuminated acrylic signs are made of high-quality acrylic material and feature LED lights […]

Branded Slate Coasters

Taylor Mayde coaster

Branded Slate Coasters Slate coasters are a practical and stylish way to promote your brand and improve your brand’s awareness. They are perfect for use in restaurants, cafes, and homes, and are a great way to get your brand in front of your target audience. Some ways in which branded slate coasters can help raise […]

The Will To Win

The Will To Win sign

Today we delivered and fitted a wall sign for former British Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell at his business MB Partners. Mark has the motto ‘The Will To Win’. The phrase, used by his grandfather, has resonated with Mark throughout his life and he carries it through to his daily activities even now. When Mark […]

Card boxes


There’s times when ‘standard’ sized card boxes just won’t do, we know all too well so we decided to make our own for some of our items! This of course means we can make yours, also! If you need some custom-sized small boxes, and you don’t want to order 250 at a time from a […]

A laser cut String Quartet

Violin f hole

Working on unusual laser cutting projects is a joy as you get to exercise mental muscles for their design which don’t often get used. We were excited when local Creative Artist, Jana Eastwood, asked if we could laser cut cardboard which, of course, we can. We weren’t quite expecting the quantity of cardboard to laser […]

Lacquered Slate Finishes

Slate housesign

Matte vs Gloss finish comparison If you have any questions about slate finishes or anything else we may be able to help you with then don’t hesitate to get in touch and ask!

Laser engraving 3D features

Borg cube

Not to be confused with 3D printing which is completely different, 3D engraving is a method of creating a texture in the surface you’re engraving by varying the laser power. Here’s how it works… As the laser passes over the material it vapourises the surface of the material which is how the engraving is achieved. […]

Dreamcatcher clock

Our new Dreamcatcher clock design has been added to the shop! Find it here Coming from a completely random moment on Twitter where #MHHSBD group had a theme of ‘Dreams’ for the day, this gorgeous dreamcatcher design emerged. The geometric design was put together in Illustrator and then exported to Lightburn for final layout. Areas […]

Laser engraving scratch paper

Scratch paper is a popular medium for laser engraving but many people have a lot of trouble getting their settings down so here’s how I did it. The paper I used was ‘Rainbow Scratch Notes’ from Amazon. The first task is to run a power test from 0 to 100% for which I have a […]