Posts tagged cut
Posts tagged cut
New product closeup: laser cut latex chain necklace! Online sept 28th at www.laserlatex.com
Just gave www.laserlatex.com a facelift. That’s a bit better!
TUMBLR USERS: REBLOG TO WIN!
Win a free (and autographed!) hard copy of "Rubber Life" the new book by 3xL of the Lust Love Latex blog! It’s a great intro to the rubberized lifestyle, and a great conversation piece for your bookshelf!
Total Value: ~$95 USD
"How do I win?" You might ask. That’s a good question! Simple:
Just re-blog this post with the response "It’s very common to like latex" so that more people can feel comfortable about their hidden passion for rubber. The book is a GREAT intro for those who might be a bit afraid to get into the rubber scene… so the more people who can see the message "It’s very common to like latex" the more people might break out of their shell, and try on some rubbery encasement.
I’ll go through my re-blog (and re-re-blogs) on tumblr on July 11th (a week from today), count up the total number of re-blogs and award the prize by random number generator. I’ll contact the winner via their tumblr, and get details on what you want from Kink Engineering, and to get shipping info. The latex wrist/armband will come from me, the book will come directly from Denmark where 3xL hangs out.
Good luck, and good work spreading the news that liking latex is pretty common. I’d say it’s almost normal. Certainly not weird.
- UPDATE 20+ re-bloggers are already on my list to win! Nice job everyone!
It’s like free tuition at Laser School!
Since we have just started our laser cutting services, we are waving our normal fees for artwork fixing… that way we can fix your artwork and make it laser ready, then give you feedback on how to have your artwork be laser ready for all of your future produciton needs. That way you can save money forever.
50’s style latex fisting glove with laser cut star trim, and matching apron. Model: Archean - Photographer: Lord Morpheous
Introducing laserlatex.com - Custom and Ready to ship laser cut overlays for the latex design community!
Got something that you have always wanted to make but couldn’t cut with a rotarry cutter or line up on that stretchy dang latex? Now we can make you a plastic backed, ready to glue overlay and have it in the mail to you!
Brought to you from the fine folks who do www.sheetlatex.com - so we have dozens of colors and thicknesses of latex in stock at all times, ready to cut and ship.
Let us know if we can make your latex dream come true!
LASER UPDATE: Mini Project - Stars and Star-Trim
We have been playing with getting the settings just right for our new laser cutter in preparation for offering custom laser cutting services to anyone who wants to add amazing latex overlays to their work.
We now fully understand why so few laser cutting businesses will cut latex for designers… The smoke is very stinky (we have a multi-thousand dollar filtration system in place to scrub the air to clean and breathable again) and the latex leaves a goopy residue on the sheeting and the laser bed when cut. So there is set up, clean up, and equipment needs to cut latex properly. Not every laser cutting house will be able to handle this, or want to do the work once they know how tricky it is.
That said, we’ve got it pretty much nailed down now. We are just working on the details for setting pricing for custom work and developing some stock overlays for general sale. We should have that online in the next week.
After a few trials we got good results. The beefy filtration unit we got seems to be scrubbing the smoke of most of the burned rubber smell and toxic gasses.
We will still need some time to get laser goods and laser services on the market, as there is quite the backlog of work and workshop rebuild yet to get through from the move.
Time-lapse latex building: A project with my friends and AMAZINGLY high quality builders at Ego-Assassin Latex.
NOTES: Time lapse video of the HOURS of work to make a bathrobe prototype. It still needs pocket, belt loops, belt and trim (another bunch of hours of work) to be totally ready.
I made this video to showcase how MUCH WORK goes into making a high quality latex garment. Even after years of experience, the good stuff takes time and care… which is why good latex is usually also expensive. (Though not all expensive latex is good!)
Quality Points to note: Lots of care taken in cutting the latex to avoid snags that will make the garment weaker. Careful cleaning, prepping, gluing, re-cleaning, seaming, rolling, cleaning (again), and powdering of seams. Reinforcements.
Things to be done to get this to market: Trim edges, add pockets, add belt loops, add belt, clean, shine, photoshoot, edit photos, create product on web store, promote…
Things to happen AFTER getting this product to market: Make a few sales, then get ripped off by sweat shop owning latex company in China who will make a crappy copy and thus turn latex lovers into latex phobics due to poor quality… Eventually go back to a cubicle job so that I don’t have to sell the cats to pay the rent, and stop making latex/art.
Death of creative latex designers…
Unless you support the original designers of great latex gear instead of buying cheap knock offs… I’m just saying…
Interesting things to watch for in the video: Curling latex getting flatter as thinner/glue dries. Cats in/around pattern papers, Cats ON me (twice), Ice Cream eating, kisses (2), lost pen behind ear (1), Archean turning off the lights and going to bed, Latex Ninja.
During the making of this video I was listening to: The Weakerthans wonderful album Reunion Tour, Merlin Mann interview on Failure, Rocky Horror episode of Glee (man, that show has jumped the shark!), Nerdist Podcast with Bill Mahr, Fetish Dynasty Podcast with Fetish Kitsch.
Music in video: “Mr Mastodon Farm” by Cake - BUY THEIR MUSIC, they are awesome.