Gallery: Laser Cut Leaves are Nature’s Unique Business Cards

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If you’re in the market for new business cards or a cutting-edge new advertising medium, you should take a look at this brilliant idea – your message or logo etched right onto a real leaf, no paint necessary! The resulting leaves are simple, stunning when looked at against the sunlight, and the best part is that if they are thrown away, there is no adverse effect on the environment. Design Firm Tatil Design of Brazil came up with the elegant marketing idea, which they recently used in 2008 during the 55th Cannes Advertising Festival to promote their “Designing Naturally” workshop. Natural Medium, which is what they call their amazing laser cut leaves, was so popular and well received at the festival that it won the Bronze Award for the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards in Eco Design.

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7 Comments

  1. jose guerrero January 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    hi its very interesting, i will like to know how can we buy the lasser to do it in my country

    thanks
    jose guerrero

  2. dotiv November 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Wow! Very nice..

  3. flep September 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I don’t want to kill the nice idea, but:
    Did anyone even think of how much energy a laser engraver/cutter uses?
    In order to cut a leaf you need to:
    a) draw up a design in a vector application (computer uses power)
    b) an enormously strong beam of light of that uses enormous amounts of energy (it’s a laser, not a light bulb)
    c) an engine that guides the laser
    d) a cooling engine for the laser
    … and that for each individual card.
    It really makes me wonder, how this could ever win an eco award.
    I’d much rather see fallen leaves being used to produce paper fibres.

  4. Jacquesno.2 September 14, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I know a web store can do laser engraving on metal business card, here it’s http://www.culaser.com
    However they donot engrave on leaves.

  5. Shannon_Buckley August 13, 2009 at 1:13 am

    That’s a good question! How do we get in contact with these people??

  6. Lucica August 8, 2009 at 12:46 am

    So, how much?!

  7. M2JL August 5, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    It doesn’t get any greener than this! I remember seeing the business card of a carpenter carved in wood a couple years ago. I though that was very original and appropriate for the business.

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