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 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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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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hotpopfactory
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
Reward your team — we have you covered! 🏆🥇⠀
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If you are going to take the time and effort to recognize the accomplishments of your team or community, why not make something unique? Work with us to develop a award, plaque, or trophy with sustainable local materials! Check out our recent blog post for some of our fave awards we've made over the years, and contact us for a free quote. Let's make something special together!⠀
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📷: The Bridging the Gap Award (for creativity and purpose-driven work to address a real human need) by Hudson Pridham from #Bridgeable was awarded to a team from @lassondeschool at Toronto Mini Maker Faire in 2014.⠀
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#makerfaire #award #trophy #plaque #design #recognition #handmade #customengraving
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hotpopfactory
Aug 23, 2017
Reward your team — we have you covered! 🏆🥇⠀ .⠀ If you are going to take the time and effort to recognize the accomplishments of your team or community, why not make something unique? Work with us to develop a award, plaque, or trophy with sustainable local materials! Check out our recent blog post for some of our fave awards we've made over the years, and contact us for a free quote. Let's make something special together!⠀ .⠀ 📷: The Bridging the Gap Award (for creativity and purpose-driven work to address a real human need) by Hudson Pridham from #Bridgeable was awarded to a team from @lassondeschool at Toronto Mini Maker Faire in 2014.⠀ .⠀ #makerfaire #award #trophy #plaque #design #recognition #handmade #customengraving
Another of @benjohnstondesign’s greatest (digitally fabricated) hits: Some swirling sculptural letterforms, produced for #theonethatgotawayshow in 2015. We are pretty sure mild profanity has never looked so good—the cursive embellishments are tight and, in spots, the text almost drips off the wall. 📷 courtesy of of Ben Johnson.
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Check out our #HotPopSpotlight blog post to learn more about Ben’s process. #lasercutting #design #typography #lettering
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hotpopfactory
Aug 22, 2017
Another of @benjohnstondesign’s greatest (digitally fabricated) hits: Some swirling sculptural letterforms, produced for #theonethatgotawayshow in 2015. We are pretty sure mild profanity has never looked so good—the cursive embellishments are tight and, in spots, the text almost drips off the wall. 📷 courtesy of of Ben Johnson. .⠀ Check out our #HotPopSpotlight blog post to learn more about Ben’s process. #lasercutting #design #typography #lettering
@benjohnstondesign’s sleekly lettered murals are all over Toronto and now he's all over our blog for a #HotPopSpotlight. We’ve collaborated with Ben on several projects over the years and the work he's done making the jump from 2D graphic design to 3D form is inspiring. “It’s really opened up a new way of thinking and a range of projects for clients like Aston Martin and Adobe that I never would have even thought of doing before,” says Ben of #3Dprinting, #lasercutting, and #laseretching
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📷: Above is a ornate 3D printed plaque that he collaborated on for Aston Martin Magazine in 2014 (#tbt!) with @marksimmonsdesign. It was produced as a visual testimonial to sit alongside an article on how 3D printing has revolutionized automotive design. 🏎️😎⠀
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Check out our blog to read the profile to learn more about his process—and hold tight for more of Ben's work soon! #graphicdesign #3ddesign #typography #lettering #calligraphy #3dart #localart
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hotpopfactory
Aug 17, 2017
@benjohnstondesign’s sleekly lettered murals are all over Toronto and now he's all over our blog for a #HotPopSpotlight. We’ve collaborated with Ben on several projects over the years and the work he's done making the jump from 2D graphic design to 3D form is inspiring. “It’s really opened up a new way of thinking and a range of projects for clients like Aston Martin and Adobe that I never would have even thought of doing before,” says Ben of #3Dprinting, #lasercutting, and #laseretching . . 📷: Above is a ornate 3D printed plaque that he collaborated on for Aston Martin Magazine in 2014 (#tbt!) with @marksimmonsdesign. It was produced as a visual testimonial to sit alongside an article on how 3D printing has revolutionized automotive design. 🏎️😎⠀ .⠀ Check out our blog to read the profile to learn more about his process—and hold tight for more of Ben's work soon! #graphicdesign #3ddesign #typography #lettering #calligraphy #3dart #localart
It's FRIDAY!!!🎉🎉 #friyay
#tgif #lasercut #wood ⚡⚡ #Repost @papertrailsdesignco Love your designs Prianka, can't wait to see what's next.
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hotpopfactory
Aug 11, 2017
It's FRIDAY!!!🎉🎉 #friyay #tgif #lasercut #wood ⚡⚡ #Repost @papertrailsdesignco Love your designs Prianka, can't wait to see what's next.
#Repost @lisakwong
It's going to be a scorcher! #tgif #laser #branded #coconuts 👓🌴
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hotpopfactory
Jul 21, 2017
#Repost @lisakwong It's going to be a scorcher! #tgif #laser #branded #coconuts 👓🌴
Some very popular pieces at our @makerfestival table are the lighting designs. Shout out to OTI Lumionics and Ray Fong! #MakerMuseum #HotPopSpotlight
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hotpopfactory
Jul 09, 2017
Some very popular pieces at our @makerfestival table are the lighting designs. Shout out to OTI Lumionics and Ray Fong! #MakerMuseum #HotPopSpotlight
Hey @wfdjewellery your #Canada150 necklaces were a hit at day 1 @makerfestival! Thanks for being a part of Hot Pop's #MakerMuseum!
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hotpopfactory
Jul 09, 2017
Hey @wfdjewellery your #Canada150 necklaces were a hit at day 1 @makerfestival! Thanks for being a part of Hot Pop's #MakerMuseum!
Folks visiting our table @makerfestival LOVE @dianawatters_handmade Cross Stitch Kits! We are showing off some of our goods as well. Come and see for yourself!
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hotpopfactory
Jul 08, 2017
Folks visiting our table @makerfestival LOVE @dianawatters_handmade Cross Stitch Kits! We are showing off some of our goods as well. Come and see for yourself!
Hello from @makerfestival 👋 we're here all weekend showing off #lasercut and #3dprinted wares from our talented clients. #makersgonnamake #3dprinting #clientlove #localartist
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hotpopfactory
Jul 08, 2017
Hello from @makerfestival 👋 we're here all weekend showing off #lasercut and #3dprinted wares from our talented clients. #makersgonnamake #3dprinting #clientlove #localartist
Hey friends! We'll be at at @makerfestival this weekend with some really inspirational robot made projects. #MakerMuseum #makersgonnamake #localbusiness #diy 📷 #Repost @livinginforeign
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Hot Pop Factory at Made. Love their work.

#HotPopFactory #ArtInstallation #Lasercut #Canada #toronto #Makers #Goodpeople #art #IGerToronto
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Jul 06, 2017
Hey friends! We'll be at at @makerfestival this weekend with some really inspirational robot made projects. #MakerMuseum #makersgonnamake #localbusiness #diy 📷 #Repost @livinginforeign ・・・ Hot Pop Factory at Made. Love their work. #HotPopFactory #ArtInstallation #Lasercut #Canada #toronto #Makers #Goodpeople #art #IGerToronto