A laser cutting and laser engraving service for the UK
mekkit – mek~it (v) – to make
We make your designs
Operating since 2011 and based on the outskirts of Manchester, we have years of experience helping our clients produce their designs using our industry leading laser cutters and engravers.
We can laser cut and engrave up to 1600 x 900mm on our industry leading laser machines.
We are a Manchester based laser cutting service, with clients based mainly in the UK. Over the years we have worked with many companies around the world.
mekkit laser engraving event with Timberland boots!
What can you do with a laser cutter and laser engraver?
- laser cut and engraved jewellery and crafts
- laser product marking (metal enclosures, coded safety wear)
- wood engraving – laser engraved letterpress blocks
- metal engraving (iPhone, iPad etc.)
- laser cut wood
- rubber stamps
- laser engraved business cards
- model making for aeroplanes, architecture and wargaming
- photo engraving on various materials
- laser cut wedding invites / save the dates
- point of sale and retail items
- wooden letters
- paper engraving / laser cut origami
- stone engraving (small scale!)
What makes us different?
We’re affordable and fast, but we won’t cut corners
We offer a UK and international service
Quoting is fast, transparent and pain free
We don’t just laser cut things!
Our fabrication services include but are not limited to:
- custom packaging
- hot melt and cold gluing
- scoring and folding
- sublimation printing
- wood staining
What we do
We help make your designs
Apart from offering friendly and helpful advice on all aspects of lasercutting, laser engraving and 3D printing, we can also advise on any specialist design or material requirements you may have.
We’ll walk you through every step of the way even if you’ve never worked with a laser cutting service before.
Being a small and responsive outfit, our turnaround times are generally very fast but do depend on our current workload. If your timescales are tight and we can’t do it, or it’s not something we think we can do better than another specialist, we’ll be honest and tell you. We can try and refer you to someone who will do the best job possible for you.
We’re passionate about what we do
We’re basically slightly geeky designers who are maybe a little bit too obsessed with high tech making methods. We like to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible with the latest technology. With our office located east of Manchester, we’re here to help you make your ideas come to life, whatever it may be.
- custom laser engraved gifts
- laser cut jewellery designs
- laser cut wargaming pieces
- point of sale display and inserts
- custom packaging for your business
- product marking
Over the last four years in business, we’ve learned our craft the traditional way by doing a lot of laser cutting, from the tiniest engraving jobs for non-metallic jewellery and product marking, through to large scale art installations for hospitals. We’ve streamlined our production methods and aim to offer a very fast turnaround. When you’re up against a deadline we’ll pull all the stops out. We’ve been experimenting with materials and refining our techniques to make sure we can do what we say we can do. We regularly handle individual prototyping jobs, through to mass production laser jobs for large retailers.
Who we’ve worked with
How it works
You send us your vectors
We work out a quote
You upload your designs and questions through our easy to use quote page.
We work with you to answer any questions you may have. Once we’ve ironed out exactly what you need and when you need it by, we’ll give you our best quote. When you’re happy…
We fire up the lasers and out pops your work! If there’s any sanding, painting, varnishing or what not, we’ll do that too then package up your work and send it to you!
About our laser cutters and 3D printer
We run some of the best machines available:
- 1600 x 1200 100W CO2
- 1200 x 900 100W CO2
- 700 x 500 120W CO2
Precision Fiber (marking only)
- BWM metal colouring and engraving Fiber MOPA Laser 20W – engraves and colours metals including stainless steel, titanium, silver and gold
- Wisely 50W fiber laser
- Portable 20W fiber laser
Precision CO2 (engraving / thin material cutting)
- Wisely 40W CO2 galvo laser
- Epilog Mini 18 laser engraver (18″ x 12″)
- Epilog Zing 16 laser engraver (16″ x 12″) 40W CO2
- GN large format laser cutter (100cm x 60cm)
- QX medium format laser cutter (70cm x 50cm)
- Epilog Legend EXT 36 laser engraver (36″ x 24″) 40W CO2
- Formlabs Form1+ 3D printer
- Balco PLA 3D printer
Each laser cutter/engraver machine has its own merits and drawbacks. The larger Chinese machines are generally great for laser cutting thick materials with great accuracy. They have the power to cut through materials cleanly and quickly. In some ways they are superior to the highly engineered machines, and have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, especially with newer controllers and third party software from Lightburn.
The Epilog laser engravers have a narrower beam from an RF source, which is a good thing for precision work, with a trade off being a lower power laser source. Their “flying head” design, superior build quality, high speed servo motors and native printer drivers means workflow can be faster. It also enables them to engrave incredibly quickly and accurately in comparison, at much higher resolutions of up to 1200dpi, compared to 300dpi. For small scale, high precision, fast and accurate work, the Epilogs are superior.
The Wisely CO2 galvo laser is an absolute beast for volume engraving when coupled with Lightburn. The limiting factor becomes the power of the laser source, in this case an RF 40W tube, as the scanning head is so fast the laser source can barely keep up.
We will advise which machine is best for the job so you don’t end up paying more for an inferior product.
Hire by the hour, hire by the day
Apart from our normal “remote hands” service where you send us your files for quoting and cutting, we can offer laser and 3D printer hour by the day. We are happy to quote for hiring out the Epilog laser cutters, including extraction and all required software and cabling, for your demonstrations, exhibitions, corporate events and geeky parties!
Bulk and wholesale laser cutting
If you’re looking to make large production orders of your products, we offer generous discounts on wholesale laser cutting jobs. The more notice we get, the better, as we do get booked up. Please get in touch through the contact page.