Laser Cut Invitations and By Hand

Monday, June 18, 2012

Why laser cut invitations?

The short answer is that: IT’S AWESOME! The long answer is that a laser cut piece can get you very fine details and add a depth to a piece that goes beyond a single card. A laser cut can be used as a layer over another design which together create some very interesting eye candy. A laser cut piece can also be the invitation itself, which stands on its own. For intricate detailed paper cut work, laser cutting is the way to go. Incorporating laser cut designs into an invitation really adds that unique look and truly creates a luxury invitation.

There are two drawbacks to custom laser cut invitations. The first is the cost. Depending on quantity, you can expect to pay between $8.00-$16.00 per laser cut piece, not counting the rest of the invitation set. For original custom designs you can also plan on an initial $300-$500 for the setup costs. The second is the color alteration (slight scorched paper look) that appears on very light shades of paper, as laser cutting is literally a burn into paper. On darker or black papers you won’t really see it, but it’s something to keep in mind.

The greatest thing about laser cut invitations is their uniqueness. They are definitely unforgettable. If you like laser cut, then I’m sure you’ll love paper cutting designs by hand.

Resources About Laser Cut Invitations

There’s a lot of great resources out on the web the for traditional paper cutting, one of my favorite artists you’ll find at the bottom of this post.

Laser Cut Invitation Images

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Video from Japanese Paper Artist “Mikito Ozeki”

Here’s something fun to watch, although, it has nothing to do with “Laser Cut Invitations”, it has plenty to do with art and paper and those patient enough to sit at a table for 20 hours to create something out of nothing. They’re my favorite types of people.

Video from mikitoozeki on Vimeo.

A video shot is great way to display the extensive hand cut art form created. It was hard to hear what was being said and I suppose it was not as important as the image. I really loved the shadows that appeared on the walls and floors just behind the art. Having the art sandwiched between two pieces of glass really makes them pop out at you. The alien creature holding the belt was the most intricate of the bunch. I’ll be keeping an out for any modern displays of paper cut art happening this summer in DC if we’re lucky enough. If not, New York is only a train ride away. We hope you enjoyed the video as much as us.


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