Thanks to Magnetic Kitchen for this awesome Mako Invent laser-engraved skateboard deck gift! We love seeing this kind of inventive design spirit. They’re off to the races with a big Kickstarter campaign for their amazing decks, check them out, only a few days left to grab one of their custom boards (click here).
Magnetic Kitchen is a laser cutting and design studio in NYC. They do all sorts of laser cutting and engraving work for a wide range of applications and clients. Formed from a tight group of friends, Magnetic Kitchen is always pushing the technical and creative boundaries of design.
What is a laser engraved skateboard you ask? Laser engraving is a high tech process that uses super powerful light (a laser) to apply art to the board instead of the conventional method of laminating the board with a printed graphic. To accomplish this the laser burns away a small layer of wood that creates an awesome embossed effect that you can see and feel while allowing the grain of the board to show through.
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!