Laser Cutting + Etching

We bought a laser cutter to make custom parts for our robots, but when people saw what we were creating, they asked to use our services. Help our laser cutter live an active life!

Our primary machine is a 60 watt laser with a cutting area of 900mm x 600mm (35.4″ x 23.6″).  It can cut up to 12mm (1/2″) thickness. We can cut and etch most materials, including: wood, bamboo, jade, marble, glass, crystal, plastic, fabric, garments, paper, leather, rubber, ceramic, and other nonmetal materials.


Unlike our competitors, there is NO SETUP FEE and NO MINIMUMS to access our services. Our pricing for all laser cutting and etching projects is $2/minute, plus the cost of materials.

To encourage the use of local maker spaces, Vancouver Hack Space members pay a discounted rate of $1/minute, plus the cost of materials.

Materials Menu

  • 1/8″ birch plywood @ $9.00 / m²
  • 1/4″ birch plywood @ $25.00 / m²
  • 3mm acrylic @ $48.00 / m²

To keep our costs down, we stock a limited menu of materials. If you are supplying your own materials, please include the specs in your project description.

How to Order

To laser cut your design, we need a DXF file from you. Upload your DFX file to your DropBox account and copy the file link into the form below. If we have all the correct information, we will provide you with a quote within 1 business day.

Name (required)

Email (required)

DropBox Link(required)

Tell us about your project. Description MUST include the outside dimensions (size) in mm.

Select Material

1/8″ birch plywood1/4″ birch plywood3mm acrylicI will supply materials

Design Referral Needed


  1. Get a free DropBox account if you don’t yet have one. 
  2. You can upload a ZIP with multiple DXF files to your DropBox account.
  3. If you have both cutting and etching files, please name your files CUT and ENGRAVE to avoid confusion.


I don’t have a DXF file, but I have an other digital format.

Every major design program today can save as DXF file. Please try the “Save as…” or “Export” options in your software.

I don’t have a digital version of my design.

Marginally Clever does not specialize in design services, but we would be happy refer one of several great designers who can help you realize your projects. If you would like a referral, please include this in your submission to us and we’ll connect you.

I need help to define my project.

Consultation regarding laser cutting and etching services is available at $125/hour. For any other general inquiries, please contact us. We are here to help.