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Orange arrow When should I use the image dithering choices in the print driver?

  What is dithering?Dithering defines how the dot patterns will be engraved in raster images that contain grayscales, blends or color. The new Epilog Laser Dashboard™ offers six different dithering patterns to enhance your engraving results. Below is a screen shot of the new Laser Dashboard&tr...
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Orange arrow How can I change the default line width in CorelDRAW X6?

  Changing the Default Pen Width in CorelDRAW X6 Starting with CorelDRAW X5, Corel decided that the default line width would be .007. Because most laser drivers need to see line widths of less than .007 to vector cut, this presents an issue for those wanting to cut objects using the laser. For thi...
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Orange arrow How do I convert my vector artwork from CMYK to RGB using CorelDRAW?

  Start by selecting all of your artwork with the Pick Tool (CTRL + A). Next open the Replace Objects Wizard, by selecting Edit / Find & Replace / Replace Objects from the drop-down menu option. Select Replace a color model or palette from the options, and click Next. Next, select the Find a c...
Orange arrow How do I create city map artwork for cutting or engraving with my Epilog Laser? (CorelDRAW)

  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 Why is my page size not matching in CorelDRAW 2019?

  CorelDRAW 2019 Epilog Software Suite Fix How to fix the matching page size issue in CorelDRAW 2019. Make sure you have the latest update, you must have CorelDraw 2019 version 21.3 or higher. (Go to Help > About and look for version 21.3). Open CorelDRAW 2019, from the menu bar select Too...
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Orange arrow Why is the Dashboard not recognizing hairlines or outlines as a vector process?

  Symptoms The Dashboard is unable to recognize some/all hairline paths as vector lines. Changing the process to a vector process manually results in the outline disappearing completely. Ungrouping the path creates path segments instead of a full path (see image). Resolution This is ...
Orange arrow How does the resolution I choose affect my engraving?

  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 can I create a monogram using CorelDRAW?

  How to Create Monograms for Your Laser Monogram necklaces are exceptionally popular gifts. Here we'll walk you through the steps of creating a monogram in CorelDRAW and manipulating it so the laser cuts it as a single piece. All you need to do is loop a chain through and you have a wond...
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Orange arrow How do I make a non-italic typeface/font appear italicized?

  Have you ever had a client or project requiring the italic version of a typeface, but the typeface you are using doesn't have an italic font? Many people experience this problem when designing with roman, hand-written, and calligraphic style typefaces. Here we’ll show you a quick and easy tec...
Orange arrow How can I preview the area where I am going to engrave?

  Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer When we're running custom engraving jobs, there is nothing better than combining our features of Red Dot Pointer and Center-Center Engraving to quickly position the product. While at the MakerFaire in San Mateo we were providing custom engravi...
Orange arrow How can I use CorelDraw X6's Rotate feature to create a snowflake ornament?

  How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6 Snowflakes are a festive symbol reminiscent of the holiday season. Using a few tools in CorelDRAW, it's easy to create your own one-of-a-kind snowflake design. After you learn how to design these snowflakes you can use them as ornaments or...
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Orange arrow How do I create multiple items at one time without having to duplicate the image?

  Corel's Imposition Layout feature was designed so that you can print more than one page of a document on a single sheet of paper. This is a handy feature when creating magazines, manuals and other multi-page documents. We're going to use this same tool to engrave several plaques to fill the engrav...
Orange arrow How do I create a graphic with duplicated sections rotated around a center point?

  The Duplicate tool in CorelDRAW is one of our favorite features because it allows us to quickly design many of our laser projects. For certain projects, we often customize the Duplicate tool to copy a design and rotate it around a specific point on the page. This is helpful when creating all types ...
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Orange arrow When installing a new verson of CorelDRAW X8, I'm getting an error that I have a previous version installed.

  Users with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 are reporting issues installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 (CDGS X8). This update was released at the end of March and includes VC++ redistributables that are newer than those that are included in CDGS X8. The version included in Microsoft Visual St...
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Orange arrow How can I create a wood veneer inlay with my Epilog Laser?

  How-to Create Wood Veneer Inlays By Terry Beauchamp Whether you are just starting out or an expert woodworker, creating decorative inlays for your wood projects with your laser will enhance the design and profitability of many of your products. Epilog Terry Beauchamp put together this very helpfu...
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