The cutter uses a laser beam to cut through (or etch into) many thin flat materials; cloth, paper, card, mdf, plywood, acrylic sheet etc. It won't cut metal or glass, though it can mark glass.
The designs are made with Adobe Illustrator using a tablet and stylus.
Finished designs are opened in Corel Draw on a PC linked to the laser cutter. You tell it to 'print' and set the parameters for speed, power, and frequency, and set the focus at the correct height above the surface of the material.
Cutting things out for other people is generally £35 per hour. If a client gets competent to use the machine themselves the cost goes down to £25.
Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and the possibilities! (firstname.lastname@example.org)