Materials for your project

What materials can we work on?

Check out the different materials below that we can laser engrave, laser cut or CNC.  Shortly you’ll be able to select one of the materials to get further details. 

Get in touch to discuss ideas and to get inspiration for what you can design and make.


Laser engraved wood - laser engraving wood - laser engraved oak

Glass, Drinkware & Barware

Laser engraved gin glass - to my valentine


Laser engraved slate coaster

Plastic / Acrylic

Acrylic cake topper

Textiles / Fabric

Laser engraved denim jeans


Laser engraved cork business card

Marble, Stone & Granite

marble coaster laser engraved and colour filled with gold for valentian vermouth by the altered state


Rubber gasket


Laser engraved paper picture mounted in a frame


Stainless steel hip flask engraved with birthday

Get your own branded or personalised.

Reusable water bottle engraving is a speciality of The Altered State.

We want to assist those on a mission to reduce single use plastic.  By adding value to water bottle producers with co-branding and personalisation, we are  helping to encourage reuseable bottles and preventing plastic waste.

Call us or email now and we can organise a quote.

Laser cut Acrylic
Slate sign - laser engraved


Whether you’re an event organiser, in need of corporate gifts or looking to make your own mark, reusable products are the perfect way to showcase your own style or brand.

Find out more about customisation by getting touch.

Laser engraving

Laser engraving powder coated and stainless steel water bottles is the perfect way to customise your chosen reusable product whether that be with a name, a brand name or a logo.  

At The Altered State we can engrave top to bottom and 360 degrees.  

We can work using our materials or yours.

Reusable water bottle engraving is a speciality of The Altered State.

We do not just work with businesses though.  We all want to help reduce single use plastic and we can customise your own water bottle too.  Personalised water bottles are perfect for the office, school, college, the gym, outdoor enthusiasts and people on the move. 

There is a huge variety of bottle style.  Lids and caps come in a variety of styles too.  We can work on them all! 

No matter the quantity, if you are looking for a fast and reliable reusable product engraver, we can help. 

Call us or email now and we can organise a quote.

According to T3 magazine…….

It’s estimated that 38.5 million single-use plastic bottles are used every day in the UK alone – but only half of them are recycled. More than 16 million are sent to landfill, burnt or leak into the environment and oceans, where each plastic bottle takes over 450 years to break down. Some of the waste is finding its way into the human food chain, and plastic production is set to double in the next 20 years.

Obviously buying a reusable bottle won’t suddenly fix the world’s plastic problem, but it’s a small thing you can do to reduce your footprint.

Not only will it help reduce waste and save you money, carrying a refillable water bottle means you’re more likely to drink the recommended amount of water a day.

Workshop wood shavings


At The Altered State, we can supply most materials for your laser, CNC or other projects through our network of key suppliers.   We only use the best brands for our material to ensure the highest standard of quality and we never mark up our material to ensure the best value for your money.Materials we use on a regular basis are held in stock to allow us to provide a fast turnaround.  If we don’t have it in our inventory then we can order it in for you with most standard materials being available next day.  Some clients like us to utilise their material which we do on a regular basis.  However, if the project requires laser cutting and engraving then the content of the material must be provided to ensure it is safe to use otherwise we would need to source alternatives. Below is a list of some materials that we are able to work with.  If you do not see what you are looking for or you would like to see samples, please Contact Us to discuss your project requirements and arrange a visit.
Materials For Laser or CNC Cutting and Engraving
Laser Engrave Laser Cut CNC Routing Engrave CNC Routing Cut
Plywood x x x x
MDF x x x x
Wood Veneer x x x x
Hardwood x x x x
Acrylic x x x x
Fabric x x
Glass x x
Slate x x
Cork x x
Anodised Aluminum x x x
Rubber x x
Ceramic x
Delrin x x
Cloth x x
Leather x x
Marble x
Matte Board x x x x
Melamine x x x x
Paper x x
Mylar x x
Pressboard x x
Fiberglass x x x x
Painted Metals x x
Tile x x
Plastic x x x x
Corian x x x x
Circuit Boards x
Coated Metals x
Stainless Steel *
Brass *
Titanium *
Bare Metals *

* CO2 lasers will mark bare metals when coated with a metal marking solution. For more information, please Contact Us

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