Fine details have always been integral to Hannah's work, dating back to her greetings cards. The level of detail in each design made manual processing a laborious task, with some of Hannah's now staple designs nearly impossible to consistently replicate by hand. With dreams of owning her own laser cutter, Hannah knew that she would be able to scale up production and recreate even her most intricate designs with ease, however, the cost coupled with lack of studio space meant that it wasn't a feasible solution during the business's early years.
With the successful launch of her flagship table lamps, Hannah began to outsource laser cutting work to a Devon-based business. This partnership allowed Hannah to bring her lighting range to market faster than would be possible with manual processing. The productive turning point for Hannah's business came following the retirement of her service provider in 2019.
Thanks to the continued popularity of her lamps and the relocation to her new, larger studio in 2016, Hannah was finally able to realise her dream of owning a laser cutter, investing in a glass tube system. The laser's introduction brought new, creative possibilities to the studio, however, a drawback was that noticeable dust and debris were left on the paper when laser cut, which required Hannah to spend a considerable time cleaning the materials post-processing.
Looking for a more refined cutting result, Hannah began to research alternative laser systems, with her search leading to Trotec Laser. The Speedy 300 laser engraver was the ideal Trotec laser for Hannah's work due to its similar footprint compared to her existing glass tube laser. Covid restrictions prevented Hannah from travelling to her local showroom, so Trotec's area manager instead gave a comprehensive online demonstration of the system.
A decisive factor in Hannah's purchase of a Trotec Speedy 300 in 2020 was the support she received from Trotec, including from the applications specialist, who conducted material testing on Hannah's paper and provided specific laser settings that would negate the need for any cleaning of the paper after processing.