The words ‘laser cut’ have revolutionized the world of personalization. Anything you can design – graphics, monograms, wedding dates, nicknames, catch phrases, or even a likeness of your pet – can be cut into signs, ornaments, jewelry, votives, and just about anything you can think of. But if you type the words “laser cut” into an Etsy search bar, the first few pages of search results give you one option for your custom laser cut items… wood.
Wood is pretty ‘n all. I’ve certainly seen a few
nice examples of laser cut wood products. But! What if it gets wet? Or
dirty? Or chipped? There’s a superior material you could be using to
create your Etsy shop offerings, and that’s metal.
They’re durable. Drop it, step on it, run over it with your car – whether you’re selling jewelry, candle holders, wall art, or even fireplace grates, when it’s made from metal, it will surely last the test of time.
They’re versatile. Offering your product in a few different types of metal can alter the look of it completely. Cut the same earring design from stainless steel, copper and brass. Fashionistas may just have to buy a pair of each. You can even take more steps to alter the look of one type of metal. Brush or polish it, or add a chemical treatment (like patina) to get an even more unique look.
They’re weatherproof. When products can safely live outside, a door is opened (no pun intended) to a whole array of items you can add to your shop – weathervanes, garden signs, mailbox accessories, and so much more.
They can be etched or stamped: Metal’s malleability allows you to expand your product reach even further. Order blank pendants or plates in bulk that can be further customized with etching or stamps.
Laser cut metal has never been widely available to the masses. Typically, laser-cutting metal shops are only interested in large wholesale orderers. On top of that, they typically have a crazy long turnaround time (like, 3 to 4 weeks!). You may be thinking, “great, so how would I have access to custom laser cut metal pieces?”
Check out what the folks at SendCutSend are doing to bring custom laser-cut metal to people like you and me. Simply create your design in a vector format. Not tech savvy? They have loads of tutorials on their Guidelines page. Upload your design to the website and voila! Their turnaround is super fast. Like, 2-3 days fast.
Prices start at $29 but they also offer discounts for ordering in bulk.
As an Etsy seller, you know how hard it is to stay ahead of the competition. Offering laser cut metal products is a great way to keep your inventory fresh without sacrificing your profit margin.