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Orange arrow How can I use an Epilog Laser on PCBs?

  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 can I create an applique with the laser?

  Creating an Applique with the Laser With a few easy steps you can create your own custom cut appliqué out of two-ply twills! Follow these instructions to see how we've taken a piece of clipart and optimized it to create this stunning design! First, ungroup the entire image. Next, we n...
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Tagged: applique, fabric

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 can I remove sticky residue after engraving wood?

  Easily Remove Engraving Residue from Wood If you've ever run your laser at low speed and highpower, you've seen the results - sticky sap and varnish covering the areas you've already engraved. We wanted to share a product we've found that quickly cleans up all of that extra residue, leaving a cle...
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Tagged: cleaning

Orange arrow How do I prepare a photo for laser engraving on wood using CorelDRAW?

  How to install the Wood Photo Engraving Macro in CorelDRAW Click the link below to download the .zip file for the Wood Photo Engraving Macro, then unzip the file. Instructions for installation are included with the download, and are located at the bottom of this page. How to Process a Photo ...
Orange arrow How does fabric cutting and engraving work with the laser?

  How to laser engrave and cut different fabrics Fabric is quickly becoming a very popular material for both engraving and cutting. Natural fibers, as well as synthetic fabrics, are often cut and engraved with fantastic results with a laser system. This article will give an overview of some popul...
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Tagged: anneal, fabric

Orange arrow Can I engrave mirrors with my laser?

  Mirror Engraving from the Front and Back Mirror engraves beautifully with a CO2 laser and allows you to create different effects depending on which side of the mirror you are etching. Read on to learn more. In this photo we've engraved half of the mirror on the front of the mirror and the other h...
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Tagged: mirror

Orange arrow How can I get different mark types on metal on the FiberMark Laser?

  Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark There are many different applications or finished “looks” fiber laser systems were designed to achieve. All of these looks are created using various speed, power, frequency and focus settings on the fiber laser system. Having an open-ar...
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Tagged: metal, anneal, polish, etch

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