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Orange arrow I'm wiring my business for the laser and am running 220V. What cord end will I be receiving with my machine?

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  Systems: All Epilog's laser systems use auto-switching power supplies accommodating 110 to 240 volts at 50-60Hz. We recommend a dedicated 15A breaker regardless of voltage. If you are going to be running your laser on a 220V and are located in the United States, you will receive a cord with a NEMA...
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Orange arrow What is the maximum table weight of my machine?

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  Static: Lifting: Epilog Zing 16 and 24 50 lbs (22.7 kg) 25 lbs (11.5 kg) Epilog Mini 18 and 24 50 lbs (22.7 kg) 25 lbs (11.5 kg) Epilog Helix 24 70 lbs (32 kg) 30 lbs (14 kg) Epilog Fusion 32 and 40 200 lbs (90 kg) 100 lbs (46 kg) Epilog Legend 36EXT 90 lbs (41 kg...
Orange arrow Which uninterruptible power supply is best for my Epilog Laser system?

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  Selecting an Uninterruptible Power Supply for your Epilog Laser System Spring is a time for many things, including unpredictable weather. While many people have battery backup for clocks, computers and other important devices, many don’t think of taking this important precaution when it come...
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Orange arrow How can I use an Epilog Laser on PCBs?

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  One of the most common questions we get at Epilog is "can your lasers do printed circuit boards?" The answer is multifaceted and, depending on the application, there are some ways to use lasers with PCBs. Here we'll take a look at the some PCB applications suited for a laser as well as those that a...
Orange arrow How do I create city map artwork for cutting or engraving with my Epilog Laser? (CorelDRAW)

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  Laser Engrave or Cut a City Map (CorelDRAW) Laser engraved or cut city maps are easy to create and will quickly become a great new addition to your popular laser engraved and cut products. Create your own local city maps and laser engrave them on cutting boards, marble tiles, and small tables, or ...
Orange arrow How do I create city map artwork for cutting or engraving with my Epilog Laser? (Adobe Illustrator)

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  Laser Engrave or Cut a City Map (Adobe Illustrator) Laser engraved or cut city maps are easy to create and will quickly become a great new addition to your popular laser engraved and cut products. Create your own local city maps and laser engrave them on cutting boards, marble tiles, and small tab...
Orange arrow How does the resolution I choose affect my engraving?

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  Higher laser resolution equates to finer detail in your engraving. With the exception of the Zing Starter Series, which goes up to 1000 DPI, the rest of Epilog's product line can engrave at resolutions up to 1200 DPI. Resolution is only one factor in determining image quality. The initial quality ...
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Orange arrow How do I choose the correct wattage laser for my needs?

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  The power of the laser source is measured in watts. Depending on the machine you are considering you will have power options for your laser source that range from 30-120 watts for CO2 laser tubes. Generally speaking, lower power CO2 laser tubes will be able to process the same materials, with the s...
Orange arrow What is the difference between a YAG and CO2 laser?

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  Two of the most common types of lasers you hear about are YAG and CO2. While Epilog manufactures a CO2 laser system, we wanted to give you some information about the two different types of laser systems and which one may be right for your application. Both CO2 lasers and YAG lasers generate a very ...
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Orange arrow How do I setup a project for the Vector Pin Table?

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  In this project, we're going to show you how to set up a file to be used with the Vector Pin Table, a popular accessory of the Epilog laser system. The Vector Pin Table is used to hold your project above the cutting table with the use of small pins. This allows the laser to cut through the material...
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Orange arrow How can I color fill my project?

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  Using a Mask to Create a Color Fill For this exercise, we'll be demonstrating how to use a mask or application tape to create a color fill. Application tapes are great for protecting surfaces from smoke or debris that's created while the laser is engraving or cutting. The application tape for thi...
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Orange arrow How much power does an Epilog Laser system use, and how much does it ultimately cost to run one?

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  Power Consumption and Your Laser Using the formula and information below, you can discover how much power our laser systems draw as well as how much it costs to operate a laser. Most users are pleasantly surprised at how energy and cost efficient these powerful systems are - even our highest-watta...
Orange arrow How does the focus lens work on the laser?

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  This Technical Library article discusses the purpose of the focus lens as well as guidelines for using lenses of different sizes for various projects. What does a focus lens do? A laser beam emanating from the laser tube is typically around one-quarter of an inch (240 thousandths) in diameter. Th...
Orange arrow Hi, we have an epilog laser and we're moving offices. Can you tell me how to properly pack or secure it for moving?

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  Moving the Laser System If you have the original foam and cardboard inserts available, reinsert them into the machine with the main concern being that the I-Beam (the main bar that contains the lens carriage) stays secure in its track. We recommend that you ziptie the I-Beam in place to be certain...
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Orange arrow What are the power requirements for my Epilog based on laser wattage.

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  Systems: All This information is to be used only to size a power condition or an UPS (uninterruptible power supply)and should not be used to size the circuit providing voltage to the system. The circuit requirement remains as a 15 amp circuit. Laser Type Wattage VoltageRequirements Wattage...

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