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Orange arrow How do I turn a 3D Model into a real-world object?

  Systems All: Turning your 3D models into a real-world objects is quick and easy with the combined power of AutoDesk's 123D Make software and an Epilog Laser system. 1. Start by opening one of the example models in 123D Make or a model of your own. 2. Then set up the sheet parameters f...
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 ...
Tagged: resolution

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 does resolution affect the line stroke I should choose?

  Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights If you're vector cutting items and set the line width to "hairline" in Corel, you should have no problem cutting. But what about other line weights? Which ones engrave and which ones will cut? And what about resolution? How do all these variables effect...
Orange arrow How can I use the laser to create a 3D effect on glass and acrylic?

  1) This 3-D effect will work for any block style font and many other types of shapes, but for this exercise we are going to apply the effect to the letter "E". Start with a capital letter "E" to the specifications below. Font: Arial Black Size: 310 pt Convert to Curves No fill Hairline: Out...
Tagged: 3d, glass, acrylic

Orange arrow How do I use fonts in my designs for the laser?

  Regardless of your design program, you’re likely faced with a myriad of fonts to select from when you’re creating a design. But how do you choose fonts? What types of fonts go with what kind of designs? How can you manipulate text and fonts to create appealing visuals? Read on for the a...
Tagged: font

Orange arrow How can I change a piece of clipart so it will engrave well?

  One of the most common challenges we hear from customers has absolutely nothing to do with lasers. Instead, we hear a lot of laser operators looking for unique and creative artwork they can use to create samples or custom projects for customers. If your customer doesn’t supply you with a file...
Tagged: clipart

Orange arrow How do I print to my laser using AutoCAD?

  How do I print to the laser from AutoCAD? The following article includes general instructions and tips on printing to an Epilog Laser system from AutoCAD Software. AutoCAD is a very powerful software tool that is often used in conjunction with the laser for cutting applications. Like any tool, und...
Tagged: autocad

Orange arrow How do I set up wrap-around artwork when engraving with the rotary attachment?

  How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment Using your rotary attachment to create 360 degree engravings will give even more versatility to your Epilog laser system. Setting up the artwork to wrap around an object is very simple. In this exercise we will be using The Torch MAG-L...
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Orange arrow I'm not a designer, so how do I create great looking samples with the laser?

  Depending on the engraving services you provide and how you operate your business, you may be required to produce different designs, either for your own sample purposes or when completing jobs for customers. This can make even the best engravers a little nervous – especially those who don&rsq...
Orange arrow How do I create an image out of fonts, like a FontBot?

  What is a FontBot? It's a design you create from the letters and characters of a specific font. Designers have come up with all kinds of amazing robots and other creations using fonts, but what will yours look like? We'll be giving a quick demonstration on how to create your own FontBot in your ...
Tagged: font

Orange arrow How can I create a great photo engraving with the laser?

  Photographs are one of the most popular items for engraving purposes. Taking a captured memory and engraving it upon a different material such as wood or marble truly takes photographs to the next level. Here we’ll cover the do’s and don’ts that will make all your photo engraved p...
Tagged: photo

Orange arrow How do I create a multiple level engraving effect from a piece of clipart?

  In our 3D acrylic Sample Club download, we engraved parts of a clip art image on five cut pieces of acrylic. When placed together, the engraved acrylic creates a 3D effect because of the different levels of each engraving. In this article we're going to show you how you can layer a piece of clip ar...
Tagged: acrylic

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? (Adobe Illustrator)

  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...

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