To allow us to produce the best possible papercut for a reasonable cost to you we use a combination of hand and machine cutting. Our trusty cutting machine, lovingly named Edward (Scissor Hands!) cuts the basic design and then the smaller details of the papercut are hand cut. Although hand cutting is very precise, it is never as "perfect" as a laser machine would cut. We choose not to use a laser cutter as these can leave brown burn marks/darkened edges to your papercut and our customers prefer the craftmanship (that should be craftwomanship!) of our combination cuts.