We offer exceptional laser cutting and etching services in Oakland with courier pick up and delivery available in Oakland and San Francisco. Whether you are an artist, graphic designer, or business owner we can help you meet your production goals.Get a Quote
We specialize in laser prototyping and production, cutting and etching. We can cut and etch a variety of materials including...
Our ~3 foot x ~4 foot precision laser cutter is one of the largest production lasers in the bay area.
Scaled up production capabilities means we can complete jobs, quickly too if you're in a hurry. This puts your products in front of your customers much faster.
We are conveniently located off the first exit on the Bay Bridge coming from San Francisco. Also just a 2 minute ride or 15 minute walk from West Oakland BART.
We offer highly competititive production laser cutting services with pick up and delivery available all over the bay area.
We specialize in friendly, prompt customer service and take pride in our high quality work.
Materials that we can handlePlastics - Acrylic and Delrin primarily
We do not supply or sell materials, we can source materials at our hourly rates.
Plywood - Birch is the most predictable, we are glad to try other woods at your request.
We do not cut metal. Some etching and LMM (Laser Metal Marking) options do exist.
How prices workRates are regular $100 and rush $150 per hour with a 1 hour minimum on regular turnaround.
All jobs must be paid in advance and are subject to additional charges if scope of work is changed after payment.
Turnaround timeOur standard turnaround time is 1 week and rush varies from 4 hours to 5 days depending on availablity and your job size.
Minimums for Rush: 4 hours @ 4 hour ($600), 24 hours @ 2 hour ($300), 48 hours @ 1 hour ($150), 3 to 5 days at 1/2 hour ($75).
Laser Bed Size
The Laser bed is slightly larger than the cut areas to accomodate material borders and pass through cutting and etching. Max cut area is 35 inches by 55 inches (900mm x 1200mm)
We end up turning all files into DXF, though generally recommend sending a copy in whatever format you've created the original files in so we can double check. Ai (Adobe Illustrator) is most common. DWG, CDR, and SVG files work as well. If you are converting from any file format to any other, we recommend that you include some verifiable shape. For example, add a 1" circle that validates scale.
Note: in 2015 SF Laser relocated from San Francisco to West Oakland, thus the difference in name and location.
Father of 2, Master at Lasers, Inventor, Maker, Innovator, 3D Modeler, CNC Milling Instructor