PIN UP EMOTIONS
How would you bring a personal touch to a present? Laser cutter can be one of the options. It helps you make unique cuts, use special colors and personal engravings. StadtLandCut team breathes emotional life into a variety of materials with the Mr Beam II offering customers personalized card cuts and museum-quality fine art prints.
Joy, love, sadness, gratitude - a person is defined by feelings. Homo sapiens differ from other living beings by expressing emotions and recognizing them with its fellow human beings. Wouldn't it be nice if you could give someone an individual feeling as a present to beautify his or her day? Klaus Zimmermann came to this idea a few years ago, when the day of his son’s birth was getting closer. He came across the paper maps searching through web pages. "I thought: Wow, what a cool thing, I'd like to have that from our little town. Preferably from the location of the hospital where my son will be born." The high shipping costs from the US lead the expectant father to take his own scalpel and watercolor paper in hand and make his first papercut. The idea turned into the first project, the project became a small company StadtLandCut, a manufacturer of individual card cuts and works of art.
"I thought: Wow, what a cool thing, I'd like to have that from our little town. Preferably from a location of the hospital where my son will be born."
"I see ourselves as a small manufacturer that gives great importance to individuality and customer wishes. Thanks to the Mr Beam II, it is now even easier to work on special requests."
Even after several years in business, StadtLandCut is far from becoming an automated factory. "I see ourselves as a small manufacturer that gives great importance to individuality and customer wishes. Thanks to the Mr Beam II Laser Cutter, it is now even easier to work on special requests. Since the beginning of 2018, we propose not only printed individualized maps; but also those made of kraftplex, balsa wood, plywood or felt.” The possibilities are endless: different materials, combinations of engraving, cutting and coloring - small works of art for eternity. Wedding and baptismal gifts, cuts for the birth of children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, the holding of a certain place from a trip around the world or a souvenir after a move. "The projects reflect emotions associated with these events." Klaus is pleased when people use the StadtLandCut projects to materialize their personal life impressions.
An easy handling of the Mr Beam II makes it possible to implement projects individually and creatively. After a few test runs, the StadtLandCut team can estimate the settings with which the workpiece must be processed. "I upload the file into the laser cutter, put the material inside, adjust the laser head and close the lid.” Plug-n-Play, with the push of a button, an idea is breathed into life by the laser beam. Using new technologies, this small business helps to save emotional values and unique memories. This also became possible thanks to a comparatively low price. While industrial laser cutters hardly pay off for a small company, StadtLandCut opened up new business areas with the purchase of the Mr Beam II. "For me as a businessman, the device combines points such as cost and benefit, flexibility and ease of use. So I solely benefit from it. "
So far, the founder sees an advantage that laser cutters are rarely used in a private or small-company sector. "Of course, I have to do a lot of 'explanation work' when it comes to laser cuts.” Most people have no idea what it's all about. "You just have to let your creativity run free." In the times of Industry 4.0 and digitalization, modern devices such as Mr Beam II help to stand out from the crowd. There is no need for a monetary value behind a product: here, in the "digital manual work", an emotional value is created. Who knows, maybe one day laser cut artworks will be sold in auction houses. "I am sure that our small, hand crafted gifts will emotionally affect those who receive them - you cannot find what we create in a supermarket! "