Laser Etching & Router Cutting

2017 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Champion Trophies

Kicking off both the men’s and women’s WSL World Championship Tours, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast was held at the renowned local surf spot, Snapper Rocks, in mid March 2017. Featuring some of the world’s best surfers, including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, among others, the event brought spectators by the thousands to the warm white sands of Coolangatta.

Tasked with the honourable duty of creating customised competition trophies for the contest winners, we went all out to create a product that reflected both our love for the ocean and Australia’s natural beauty.

With a desire to utilise quality local materials, we chose locally sourced, native Australian timber to pay homage to the origins and location of the competition, using the timber as both the backdrop and frame for the trophies. For the central focal point and inner portion, we created a unique and stylised birds eye view of Snapper Rocks, accomplished by overlaying laser cut coloured acrylics in order to portray the point break  waves that Snapper Rocks is so known for. Lastly, we layered laser cut timbers to represent the surrounding sand and rocks, creating a final cohesive look that speaks to both the location and overall surfer lifestyle.

After a fierce and exciting competition, surfer Owen Wright powered through the finals to become the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion alongside runner up and fellow Aussie surfer, Matt Wilkinson. In the women’s competition, Aussie surfer Stephanie Gilmore took home the top trophy, while American Lakey Peterson snagged runner up.

Our trophies glimmered in the well-deserved winners’ arms at the end of their fierce display of skill, and we continue to show our support for the sport of surfing, both locally and beyond.

Interested in having customised trophies created for your event? Get in touch, and we look forward to making your vision a reality.

 

Photo courtesy of Corey Wilson 

Dude A Palooza Custom Wooden Box

This was a special project created for a US client. The custom wooden box features a laser etched image, detailed joinery and dovetail corners all constructed from American White Oak.

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Flamin Mongrels - Laser Etched Chopping Boards

The guys over at Flamin’ Mongrels approached us to help create some customised laser etched promotional boards for their affiliates. We think they look great in their natural surroundings!

Raw Espresso - Baseball Bat Awards

Raw Espresso came in to get some fun awards for their Latte Art Smackdown. These bats turned out great and the grain in the timber really came out nicely!

2017 Superbowl 51 - Patriots Win!

Congratulations to the Patriots on their win yesterday. Here’s a little something we put together for the champions, what a great game!

Coopers Aged Timber Tap Decals

Now in its 6th generation, Coopers Brewery is the oldest family-owned and run brewery in all of Australia. With a long-running legacy of quality beers, modern innovation and brewing tradition, Coopers recently released a seasonal run of aged beers, including the Extra Strong Vintage Ale, delicious Amber Ale, and Brew-A in honour of founder Thomas Coopers’ first ever beer recipe.

With a brief to create a custom line of beer decals for the Coopers seasonal line, we opted for an authentic, aged look by combining different timbers and finishes to create a layered look, adding depth and texture to the final product.

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s history, we proudly created the Coopers Aged Timber Tap Decals, featuring red and yellow colouring, beer barrel imagery, and nods to their distinguished presence in Australia.

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We produced quite a large quantity so keep an eye out for them at a bar near you.

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Burleigh Brewing Timber Esky Covers

Here’s another project that required some problem solving, which we love doing! This time it was for Burleigh Brewing and their keg beer cooling system they use when they are offsite at events. They wanted to cover the eyesore which was the blue esky, so that the potential customers would be able to see something nice with clear Burleigh Brewing branding.

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The cover had to not only look good, but needed to function and be easily setup. So we came up with this timber surround with laser engraved logos. We added a hinged lid and handles which aided in setup and access to the internal system while serving beer at events. Keep an eye out for it at craft beer events and stop by for a cheeky brew.

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City of Ryde Citizen of the Year Awards 2016

The City of Ryde hold their annual Citizen and Young Citizen of the year awards every Australia Day. This year we were engaged to create a new trophy for the winners.

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We aimed to create something quite simple and effective in design. Also something that the winners would be proud to be awarded. The final result was this solid Blackbutt Hardwood Timber base with a mix of laser cut acrylic, laser etching and gold finish acrylic.

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If you need something similar for an upcoming event, drop us a line and we can help you out!

Evolve Custom Made Invites

Presented by TechnologyOne, the 2016 Evolve User Conference, located in Brisbane, is set to break the mould for preparing for a cloud and mobile-based world in order to maximise investments in TechnologyOne’s enterprise software.

With the need for efficient, cost-cutting business ideals, this event goes beyond the basics, delving into the specific steps for leveraging leading technologies with more than 100 sessions of industry speakers, product demonstrations and customer case studies, as well as one-on-one access with TechnologyOne experts, opportunities for professional networking and more.

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Tasked with creating 350 customised invitations for this modern, technology-focused event, we began by creating an external sleeve for the invitations, accomplished through our use of laser cut Curious Matter specialty paper from K.W. Doggett.

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For the internal portion and the outer box of the invitations, we used another K.W. Doggett stock called Knight vellum, further accented with a clear print over the front.

Pairing the custom invitations with a custom box, highlighted by our use of a foiled logo and tailored internal tray, we pulled out all the stops for this extensive, noteworthy and distinctive production job to create something in sync with the theme of the event.

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In need of customised invitations or presentation boxes for your next event? Please contact us for more information.

Cancer Council - Laser Cut Fundraiser Pieces

We were given the opportunity to create some special laser cut elements for The Cancer Council. A fundraiser was held at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Southport, where the cutouts were placed in the grass with special dedication notes to people who have had there lives impacted by cancer in someway.

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Custom awards for Coursera

Here is a recent project where we designed and manufactured these custom awards for Coursera. Coursera are a large global online training and education platform that offer courses from a huge range of university and colleges from all over the world. We shipped these over to California to their head office. The trophy itself is made from solid timber with inserted pop colour panels and recessed mirrored logo. Then all finished off with a laser etch on each side. The end result was a super clean and finished custom award.

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Converse Custom Awards

Here are some custom awards for the guys at Converse. One is a custom plaque with black japan stained timber and printed wood layers the other is a laser cut layered ply and acrylic.Black-Converse-all-star-custom-wooden-plaques-printed-wood-potato-press-australia-north-america Converse-all-star-Custom-trophy-wooden-layered-trophy-potato-press-australia-north-america Converse-all-star-custom-wooden-plaques-printed-wood-potato-press-australia-north-america Cool-trophy-Converse-all-star-custom-wooden-layered-trophy-potato-press-australia-north-america

Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Nike
Bond University
Queensland Health
Hurley
Olympus
Jetstar
Quiksilver
Coopers Brewery
RVCA
The Australian Army
Vittoria Coffee
War Memorial