We do a lot of bespoke designs for iced biscuits and are forever cutting out cardboard templates to hand cut out the cookie dough shapes.
If orders were large, (there are only so many times you can cut around a template with a knife before going mad), I used to use a 3D cookie cutter maker in The Netherlands called Printmeneer. They were wonderful. And then earlier this year they decided to take a break in trading for a while. Eek!
I tried using different people in the UK, but none were quite as good. It was then I thought ‘surely I could do this myself’.
After a little research, (which was actually after reading a single article about a cookie cutter maker in America) I decided to go down the MakerBot route. Daemon 3D Print customer service and sales teams were BRILLIANT.
My MakerBot Replicator Mini is working hard. How can I have lasted this long without one!!
This cutter was an elf’s hat if anyone was wondering 😉
My knowledge of Adobe Illustrator did help a lot and I gave myself a crash course on a CAD program (Tinkercad) to enable me to create the 3D digital models from my illustrator files, before being able to 3D print through MakerBot.