Invitations, usually cards, can be crafted with tremendous precision thanks to the accuracy of laser cutting technology. Useful for many occasions – weddings, birthdays, parties – they’re sure to leave a mark when combined with a festive vibe.
Laser cutting is a process where a laser beam is used to remove material, passing completely through a surface (such as paper or wood) based on a predefined pattern or design. Laser engraving is similar process, but the laser beam doesn’t cut completely through, instead removing or burning only the surface of the material.
What follows is a selection of the most intuitive, attractive, crafty, and appealing laser cut invitation designs that are available to buy. Each design here has been chosen to highlight an aspect of what is possible with laser cutting and engraving, whether you just want a unique invitation or you need some inspiration to make your own. The order of presentation is random.
Imagine you get a normal folded invitation card, but when you open it, a three-dimensional pattern emerges! This particular one is quite impressive and the design really adds to the intended “fairy tale” effect.
The paper chariot is assembled from smaller pieces, some of which require really detailed and delicate cutting, such as the spokes of the wheels. Such intricacies would not normally be possible without laser cutting techniques.
Who created it? Shenzhen Winpsheng Craft Company Limited
Where to find it? Alibaba
Overall review: Although Alibaba does not show customer reviews for specific products, the general sentiment around this creator is positive.
An example of the power of laser cutting when applied to a natural, “warm” material, like wood, this design is very captivating and makes you not only want to open it but leave it on your desk or shelf just to gaze at!
The creator also uses engraving techniques in order to achieve effects on the wooden surface, while the tiny holes and realistic borders on the leaves showcase the capabilities laser cutting can open to a creative mind.
Who created it? AmazingWoodCraft
Where to find it? Etsy
Overall review: There are almost 1,500 customer reviews for this item at the time of writing, mostly ranging between four- and five-star ratings.
What a nice idea this one is! It invites you to open the door to a new path, house, or couple using a crafty paper replica of a mighty iron gate. Upon careful observation, it can be seen that the gate has some really tiny details, requiring an extremely precise cutting technique.
Due to the size of some of the elements, it’s not possible to use a cutting technique that applies pressure on the paper. The combination of “touchless” cutting and extreme precision is what makes laser cutting suitable for this design. Nicely done!
Who created it? LiloK Design
Where to find it? LiloK Design
Overall review: There are no reviews for this specific item, but on the creator’s page, a “Testimonials” section can be found that gives quite a detailed and positive (albeit a bit limited) demonstration of customer reviews.
Here’s a different type of invitation. The time to visit Fashion Week is approaching fast and, with this card, it would be hard to forget the event! Observe the detail on the lady’s skirt! This specific pattern requires extreme precision, elegance, and efficiency while cutting.
Who created it? LaserCuttingShapes
Where to find it? It has to be ordered through LaserCuttingShapes
Overall review: There are no reviews available for this item.
The idea with this design is to print all necessary information in a classic postcard layout, ready to send over to those on your guest list. This specific invitation also has a magnet to keep it well within sight (for example on your fridge) so that you really don’t miss the date!
This is a typical example of laser engraving, as the laser has precisely removed only some of the material from the wood’s surface. The end result is really impressive!
Who created it? CorkCountryCottage
Where to find it? This and other variations can be found and ordered on Etsy.
Overall review: This item has received a very high number (approximately 5,000) five-star reviews and ranks among the best-selling items from the creator.
Here we have another fantastic design that plays with the concept of a door opening to a new life. The same main advantages of laser cutting can be observed here, from the precision and capability to make extremely elegant, small, or fragile lines (observe the vertical beams) to making small joints holding many pieces together, and all of it without leaving any mark or paper remnant.
Who created it? KSW Exclusive Invitations
Where to find it? KSW Exclusive Invitations
Overall review: No individual review for this item is available, but there is a “Review” section on the company website, which portrays happy customers.
This is a very nice example of a playful laser cut invitation, which precisely fits the spirit of a Halloween party. Some remarkable details enabled by laser cutting can be seen here, including the cat’s claws, nose, and whiskers as well as the veins on the leaves. It looks as if someone scuplted the details onto the paper, but rest assured that this card was made by a laser beam.
It’s worth exploring the selection of cards available from this seller, as they provide some very impressive designs in a variety of other themes as well.
Who created it? Shimmering Ceremony
Where to find it? Shimmering Ceremony
Overall review: There are no reviews available for this item. As usual for these companies, there is a “Reactions” section on their website, full of happy customer comments.
With Christmas ahead of us (and fast approaching), why not wish your beloved ones well with this breathtaking “Merry Christmas” card? It follows the pop-up concept from the chariot, but it really makes an impression! The advantages of laser cutting can be easily understood when looking at the intricate border of the tree and ornaments. Add some glitter to give it an extra effect!
Who created it? Unknown
Where to find it? Banggood
Overall review: At the time of writing, this item has received a good number of four- and five-star reviews from a variety of customers.
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