Our Company

The Altered State is a laser cutting and engraving service based in Carnoustie, Angus (near Dundee).  Started in early 2017, The Altered State specialise in providing clients from all over the UK and beyond with top quality laser engraving and laser cutting at great prices and fast turnarounds.  As a result, we have a reputation for excellence bringing our customers back time after time.


We provide our customers with effective solutions by offering cost competitive and efficient rapid prototyping, production, assembly and fabrication.

Our services do not stop there though.  We can assist or provide the design file setup, convert drawings to make them laser ready.  We also provide CNC routing

Our Vision

For the Altered State to become the go to company for providing a fantastic product, with exceptional quality and at a great price. To achieve this by using our 30 years experience in manufacturing, supply chain and lean production processes and applying this to our laser engraving and cutting.
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Our Mission

For the Altered State to become essential to our customers with the best products, a wide range of services, convenient timescales helping them achieve their goals and aspirations..
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Our Laser Engraving Machine / Laser Cutter Machine

We operate industry leading lasers with the fastest engraving speed possible in the industry.  This allows us the quickest job complete times available to our clients.

Lasers are very versatile and fast making them a highly effective and efficient tool with detail accuracy to 0.1mm.  This means we provide a top quality, precision service with the highest level of detail for a very competitive price.

To enable us to work with both business and private clients and to enable small volume companies to get their product to market, we have no minimum order quantity.  You can order 1 off to get started or as many as you like. Our turnaround time is flexible with our standard being less than a week but we can offer same day delivery.  We help our clients achieve their goals and to provide a great service with great value for money.

Materials We Work With

At The Altered State we can  engrave and / or cut a vast number of different materials meaning we can get your ideas made.  We work with designers and makers, entrepreneurs, businesses and other creative clients to laser cut and engrave / etch:

Wood; Paper; Card; Acrylic; Rubber; Engrave-able plastics e.g. 2 layer; Fabrics including Tweed and Leather

We also engrave on:

Glass; Slate; Anodised aluminium; Some metal marking is also possible with additional preparation.

Items can be flat or we have the facility to accommodate cylindrical items e.g. glasses by utilising our rotary device.

Here are some of the Services & Products we have completed however the list of possibilities is almost endless:

Laser cutting / profiling; Laser engraving / etching; Stencil making; Model Making (Architectural); Small scale manufacturing; Signage; Bespoke gifts; Wedding gifts / favours; CNC Cutting / engraving; Promotional Items; Pet tags; Personalisation; Cake decorations; Portrait engraving; Art projects; Plaque engraving; Paper cutting; Rubber stamps; Business cards; name badges; awards; labels; components for installations

We would like to offer our services to you. Please feel free to contact us ask any questions regarding the services we offer.

We look forward to working with you.

Jimmy Diresta and Ross from The Altered State

If you have any questions about laser engraving and laser cutting wood please get in touch.

We are happy to discuss the benefits of using a laser with you.

How To Find Us

Give us a call or email us to discuss your next project!
You can give us a call on:
07769 710 948
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Pop by to see us at:
1 Silport Place Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7JU
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