Hot Pop Factory

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  • 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

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  • Custom Fabrication Shop For Laser Cutting And 3D Printing

    We make your ideas physical reality. Founded by architecture graduates Biying Miao and Matthew Compeau in 2012, Hot Pop Factory provides fast and professional design and fabrication services to businesses, independent designers and students. Applications include wood engraving, metal engraving, branded products, fashion, architectural models, signage, artwork, retail display and parts marking
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      Hot Pop Factory

      215 Spadina Avenue
      Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
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      10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Repost and 📷 via @rumalow: ⠀
Fluorescent Pink. One of our fave acrylic colors! 😎
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Dec 14, 2017
Repost and 📷 via @rumalow: ⠀ Fluorescent Pink. One of our fave acrylic colors! 😎
Another #ooakx17 highlight: @bunlena’s signage, lookin’ #lasersharp alongside the “magical tapestry of snow crystal” in the foreground. ⚡❄️⠀
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#design #marketing #signage #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #inspiration #maker #ooakdiaries
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Dec 12, 2017
Another #ooakx17 highlight: @bunlena’s signage, lookin’ #lasersharp alongside the “magical tapestry of snow crystal” in the foreground. ⚡❄️⠀ .⠀ #design #marketing #signage #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #inspiration #maker #ooakdiaries
Nothing quite says ‘I love you and you’re special’ like a #laserengraved keepsake, right? 🥃 🔥 Have you obtained an elegant gift for that special someone, and do you want to make it even *more* personalized with a custom message? We can help! Get in touch this week and we can squeeze in your holiday order. Leather, wood, stainless steel & aluminum, ceramics and glassware—you name it, we can engrave it.⠀
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#toronto #haberdashery #lasercutting #laserengraving #maker #inspiration #custom #gift #holiday ❄❄❄
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hotpopfactory
Dec 11, 2017
Nothing quite says ‘I love you and you’re special’ like a #laserengraved keepsake, right? 🥃 🔥 Have you obtained an elegant gift for that special someone, and do you want to make it even *more* personalized with a custom message? We can help! Get in touch this week and we can squeeze in your holiday order. Leather, wood, stainless steel & aluminum, ceramics and glassware—you name it, we can engrave it.⠀ .⠀ #toronto #haberdashery #lasercutting #laserengraving #maker #inspiration #custom #gift #holiday ❄❄❄
Over the next week we’ll be sharing some highlights from the booths of our clients and collaborators at the recent #ooakx17  show—one of our fave yearly events! Here is @lovelettering_doriswai’s typography showroom. 💛🔤⠀
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#design #marketing #signage #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #inspiration #maker #ooakdiaries
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hotpopfactory
Dec 10, 2017
Over the next week we’ll be sharing some highlights from the booths of our clients and collaborators at the recent #ooakx17 show—one of our fave yearly events! Here is @lovelettering_doriswai’s typography showroom. 💛🔤⠀ .⠀ #design #marketing #signage #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #inspiration #maker #ooakdiaries
We have a special holiday gift we are producing in-house that combines the two greatest things in the world: #lasercutting and cheese. Our Ontario Made Reclaimed Live Edge Wood Cheese Board is available starting at $59 and includes free engraving—it’s a warm, personalized, and easy gift. Get in touch to find out about different sizes and start an order. ⚡🧀👌
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Dec 08, 2017
We have a special holiday gift we are producing in-house that combines the two greatest things in the world: #lasercutting and cheese. Our Ontario Made Reclaimed Live Edge Wood Cheese Board is available starting at $59 and includes free engraving—it’s a warm, personalized, and easy gift. Get in touch to find out about different sizes and start an order. ⚡🧀👌
<your logo here>, It’s that easy! Corporate gifts should be high quality keepsakes that put your message top of mind and we can help you hit that goal. Our gift guide is full of thoughtful, ready-to-go unique designs made from eco-friendly local materials like reclaimed live edge wood, leather, and recycled paper packaging—and we can personalize them by #laserengraving your logo or wordmark onto them.  Make an impact with your clients and team by working with us to produce something fun, memorable, and cost-effective. Check out our guide (link in bio) for ideas and inspiration! 🎁👌⠀
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#design #marketing #3dprinting #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #holidaygifts #corporategifts #inspiration #maker #reclaimed #liveedge
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hotpopfactory
Nov 20, 2017
, It’s that easy! Corporate gifts should be high quality keepsakes that put your message top of mind and we can help you hit that goal. Our gift guide is full of thoughtful, ready-to-go unique designs made from eco-friendly local materials like reclaimed live edge wood, leather, and recycled paper packaging—and we can personalize them by #laserengraving your logo or wordmark onto them. Make an impact with your clients and team by working with us to produce something fun, memorable, and cost-effective. Check out our guide (link in bio) for ideas and inspiration! 🎁👌⠀ .⠀ #design #marketing #3dprinting #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #holidaygifts #corporategifts #inspiration #maker #reclaimed #liveedge
How does a world-class coffee roaster subtly advertise their presence without interfering with their wholesalers’ material and colour palettes? With low key branding! We recently worked with @PilotCoffee on some acrylic signage comprised of a 1/8″ thick matte white plaque wedged within 1″ black, with text and graphics printed straight onto the plastic – elegant, high contrast, and understated enough to work in any visual environment.⠀
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“We didn’t want to give our partners something that competed with their aesthetic, so our goal was to design something simple and modern,” says Pilot Coffee Roasters’ Creative Director Michelle Wilkin. Mission accomplished, we think. ☕👍⠀
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#toronto #coffee #acrylic #signage #marketing #branding #lasercutting #pointofsale
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Nov 07, 2017
How does a world-class coffee roaster subtly advertise their presence without interfering with their wholesalers’ material and colour palettes? With low key branding! We recently worked with @PilotCoffee on some acrylic signage comprised of a 1/8″ thick matte white plaque wedged within 1″ black, with text and graphics printed straight onto the plastic – elegant, high contrast, and understated enough to work in any visual environment.⠀ .⠀ “We didn’t want to give our partners something that competed with their aesthetic, so our goal was to design something simple and modern,” says Pilot Coffee Roasters’ Creative Director Michelle Wilkin. Mission accomplished, we think. ☕👍⠀ .⠀ #toronto #coffee #acrylic #signage #marketing #branding #lasercutting #pointofsale
Reposting @ooak_team!
There cutest BOO you will see today. Have a fun day everyone! 🎃👻 Can't wait to share what we will be making for the #OOAKX17 season! #makelocal #handmade
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Oct 31, 2017
Reposting @ooak_team! There cutest BOO you will see today. Have a fun day everyone! 🎃👻 Can't wait to share what we will be making for the #OOAKX17 season! #makelocal #handmade
Brand with a plan, we say! 😎 We’ve been working with #twittercanada for a few years now and they are a *great* client. Between helping them with their trade show display presence, fun activations, awards, and with event decor we’ve covered quite a lot of ground. We’ve bundled together a few of these projects and proudly present them as a case study of the way we can help companies ‘materialize’ their ideas in 3D and make fun things and experiences that are on-point with their brand. Check our case study out on the blog! 📷 By: @marksimmonsdesign
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#design #inspiration #twitter #3Dprinting #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #marketing
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hotpopfactory
Oct 25, 2017
Brand with a plan, we say! 😎 We’ve been working with #twittercanada for a few years now and they are a *great* client. Between helping them with their trade show display presence, fun activations, awards, and with event decor we’ve covered quite a lot of ground. We’ve bundled together a few of these projects and proudly present them as a case study of the way we can help companies ‘materialize’ their ideas in 3D and make fun things and experiences that are on-point with their brand. Check our case study out on the blog! 📷 By: @marksimmonsdesign .⠀ #design #inspiration #twitter #3Dprinting #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #marketing
Spruce up your holiday gifts for your clients and team! Our new corporate gift guide is full of thoughtful, ready-to-go, unique designs made from eco-friendly local materials like wood, leather, and recycled paper packaging. Custom #lasercut ornaments, #laserengraved corkscrews, coasters and other keepsakes emblazoned with your logo—we’ve got tonnes of ideas and we’re ready to put them into production for you! Request a full catalog (link in bio) for ideas and inspiration! 🎁❄️⠀
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#design #marketing #3dprinting #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #holidaygifts #corporategifts #inspiration #maker
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hotpopfactory
Oct 24, 2017
Spruce up your holiday gifts for your clients and team! Our new corporate gift guide is full of thoughtful, ready-to-go, unique designs made from eco-friendly local materials like wood, leather, and recycled paper packaging. Custom #lasercut ornaments, #laserengraved corkscrews, coasters and other keepsakes emblazoned with your logo—we’ve got tonnes of ideas and we’re ready to put them into production for you! Request a full catalog (link in bio) for ideas and inspiration! 🎁❄️⠀ .⠀ #design #marketing #3dprinting #lasercutting #laserengraving #toronto #holidaygifts #corporategifts #inspiration #maker
Repost via @hetlichtlab
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Equal parts delicate and ingenious, we ❤ these felt lamps by the Dutch studio @hetlichtlab! Best of all they are PET felt, made from recycled bottles. “From bottle to lamp, from waste to good taste,” they write of the series—and we couldn’t agree more! 💡⠀
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#design #dutch #felt #materials #lighting #lasercutting #sustainable #sustainableliving #inspiration #digitalfabrication
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hotpopfactory
Oct 20, 2017
Repost via @hetlichtlab . Equal parts delicate and ingenious, we ❤ these felt lamps by the Dutch studio @hetlichtlab! Best of all they are PET felt, made from recycled bottles. “From bottle to lamp, from waste to good taste,” they write of the series—and we couldn’t agree more! 💡⠀ .⠀ #design #dutch #felt #materials #lighting #lasercutting #sustainable #sustainableliving #inspiration #digitalfabrication
We know a thing or two about bespoke marketing and have bundled together dozens of examples from past projects into our ✨Bespoke Marketing Kit! Just click through to our blog and sign up to get a copy.

It contains ideas for #awards and place settings for events, kiosks and schwag for conferences and trade shows, amazing #signage, and custom packaging and corporate gifts. Basically, we can help you make amazing stuff for your clients, team, community, and events using #lasercutting #laserengraving and #3dprinting as we’ve done designs with and for scores of major brands including Twitter Canada, Deloitte, Bell Media, The City of Toronto, and RBC. 😎⠀
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#marketing #bespokemarketing #design #fabrication #swag #branding #customgifts #inspiration
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hotpopfactory
Oct 17, 2017
We know a thing or two about bespoke marketing and have bundled together dozens of examples from past projects into our ✨Bespoke Marketing Kit! Just click through to our blog and sign up to get a copy. It contains ideas for #awards and place settings for events, kiosks and schwag for conferences and trade shows, amazing #signage, and custom packaging and corporate gifts. Basically, we can help you make amazing stuff for your clients, team, community, and events using #lasercutting #laserengraving and #3dprinting as we’ve done designs with and for scores of major brands including Twitter Canada, Deloitte, Bell Media, The City of Toronto, and RBC. 😎⠀ .⠀ #marketing #bespokemarketing #design #fabrication #swag #branding #customgifts #inspiration
We 💙 local designer and @ocaduniversity grad student @multiplealdas’ #joyoflasercutting project. In it, she fabricates faux foodstuffs with a #lasercutter. Here, she recreates the iconic Fruit Crème Cookie​ with baltic birch, foam, and red glitter. What a smart way to demonstrate that #digitalfabrication is not esoteric or inaccessible—it is fun, first and foremost, right? Great work Alda! Check out her growing educational resource at joyoflasercutting.com.
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#design #inspiration #lasercutting #maker #fauxcookie #tasty #donteatthemthough #education #ocadu
📷: @multiplealdas
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Oct 06, 2017
We 💙 local designer and @ocaduniversity grad student @multiplealdas’ #joyoflasercutting project. In it, she fabricates faux foodstuffs with a #lasercutter. Here, she recreates the iconic Fruit Crème Cookie​ with baltic birch, foam, and red glitter. What a smart way to demonstrate that #digitalfabrication is not esoteric or inaccessible—it is fun, first and foremost, right? Great work Alda! Check out her growing educational resource at joyoflasercutting.com. .⠀ #design #inspiration #lasercutting #maker #fauxcookie #tasty #donteatthemthough #education #ocadu 📷: @multiplealdas
A close up of an XL #crossstitch kit @dianawatters_handmade #lasercut through us mid-summer. After releasing a number of 4” and 6” frames, they’ve recently expanded into larger 16″ wood disk patterns—a scale that really amps up a kit’s ability to function as a wall-hangable piece of art when complete. We love this shot: it’s the epitome of both a colour *and* a pattern study. 🎨🔬 ⠀
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Diana is the subject the most recent #HotPopSpotlight on our blog, check the post out for ‘making of’ details about her kits, and tips on growing a maker business.⠀
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#crossstich  #crossstitchkit #xstitchkits #moderncrossstitch #lasercutting #craft #colour #pattern #maker⠀
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📷: @dianawatters_handmade
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Oct 03, 2017
A close up of an XL #crossstitch kit @dianawatters_handmade #lasercut through us mid-summer. After releasing a number of 4” and 6” frames, they’ve recently expanded into larger 16″ wood disk patterns—a scale that really amps up a kit’s ability to function as a wall-hangable piece of art when complete. We love this shot: it’s the epitome of both a colour *and* a pattern study. 🎨🔬 ⠀ .⠀ Diana is the subject the most recent #HotPopSpotlight on our blog, check the post out for ‘making of’ details about her kits, and tips on growing a maker business.⠀ .⠀ #crossstich #crossstitchkit #xstitchkits #moderncrossstitch #lasercutting #craft #colour #pattern #maker⠀ .⠀ 📷: @dianawatters_handmade
#Repost @dianawatters_handmade
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Holiday things in full swing over here! Which is your favourite?!
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Sep 19, 2017
#Repost @dianawatters_handmade ・・・ Holiday things in full swing over here! Which is your favourite?!
“We wanted to broaden our offering from traditional fabric and hoop kits to include something new and different. We loved the idea of creating a #lasercut wood disk kit that when finished, becomes a wall hanging!”⠀
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@dianawatters_handmade were savvy enough to rethink what a #crossstitchkit could be in an era of digital fabrication and they’ve been #lasercutting kits out of wood with us for a while now. Diana was the subject of our most recent #HotPopSpotlight post on the blog—check it out to learn more about her practice and how she and partner Em Sharp have grown their business.⠀
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#crossstich #xstitchkits #moderncrossstitch #design #craft #business #maker #lasercut #wood
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📷: @dianawatters_handmade
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Sep 14, 2017
“We wanted to broaden our offering from traditional fabric and hoop kits to include something new and different. We loved the idea of creating a #lasercut wood disk kit that when finished, becomes a wall hanging!”⠀ .⠀ @dianawatters_handmade were savvy enough to rethink what a #crossstitchkit could be in an era of digital fabrication and they’ve been #lasercutting kits out of wood with us for a while now. Diana was the subject of our most recent #HotPopSpotlight post on the blog—check it out to learn more about her practice and how she and partner Em Sharp have grown their business.⠀ .⠀ #crossstich #xstitchkits #moderncrossstitch #design #craft #business #maker #lasercut #wood .⠀ 📷: @dianawatters_handmade
The long weekend begins, and what do we do to celebrate? We defer to event planner (and #HotPopClient) @ginahumilde’s judgement. This is a fabulous spread of hers that was featured on @theperfectpalette this past spring. Tap to see all our wonderful collaborators on this shoot. .⠀
📷: @navynhumphotography
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hotpopfactory
Sep 01, 2017
The long weekend begins, and what do we do to celebrate? We defer to event planner (and #HotPopClient) @ginahumilde’s judgement. This is a fabulous spread of hers that was featured on @theperfectpalette this past spring. Tap to see all our wonderful collaborators on this shoot. .⠀ 📷: @navynhumphotography
#tbt to when custom engraving provided an impressive incentive for clients to order in bulk from the super successful Bulat kitchen knife Kickstarter! These knives are looking sharp ✨ #HotPopSpotlight
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#laser #engraving #knife #custom #gift #DIY #craft #madeintoronto #lasercut #lasercutting #3dprint #3dprinting #design #makersgonnamake #toronto #6ix #torontodesign
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Aug 31, 2017
#tbt to when custom engraving provided an impressive incentive for clients to order in bulk from the super successful Bulat kitchen knife Kickstarter! These knives are looking sharp ✨ #HotPopSpotlight ⠀ #laser #engraving #knife #custom #gift #DIY #craft #madeintoronto #lasercut #lasercutting #3dprint #3dprinting #design #makersgonnamake #toronto #6ix #torontodesign
We prepared a handy 'prepping your model for #3Dprinting' reference guide that could save folks a *lot* of headaches and money. Check it out on the blog! #3dprinting #guide #productionready #HotPopTutorial
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hotpopfactory
Aug 30, 2017
We prepared a handy 'prepping your model for #3Dprinting' reference guide that could save folks a *lot* of headaches and money. Check it out on the blog! #3dprinting #guide #productionready #HotPopTutorial
Words of wisdom from @benjohnstondesign! A laser-etched mantra for the ages, which fits quite nicely amongst Ben’s other motivational and hustle-centric messaging. Although we're not sure if this particular rule-of-thumb applies to Saturdays or not. 😉
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Check out our #HotPopSpotlight blog post to learn more about Ben’s process. #laseretching #laserengraving #design #typography
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hotpopfactory
Aug 26, 2017
Words of wisdom from @benjohnstondesign! A laser-etched mantra for the ages, which fits quite nicely amongst Ben’s other motivational and hustle-centric messaging. Although we're not sure if this particular rule-of-thumb applies to Saturdays or not. 😉 .⠀ Check out our #HotPopSpotlight blog post to learn more about Ben’s process. #laseretching #laserengraving #design #typography