Step 13: Laser Cutter - Printing
Go back onto the computer, in the File -> Print ---> Preferences menu, select Raster or Vector depending on what you plan to cut.
Once that's selected you can, choose the Power and Speed settings that would be most suitable for your piece. If you're cutting in Vector, don't forget the Hertz setting. Hopefully you wrote these down from when you did your test cut.
Once everything is selected, and properly placed, click OK to start printing from the computer.
On the laser cutter, make sure all of your tape/paper/anything else is removed. Make sure whatever your cutting hasn't been moved. Ensure the lid is closed, and make sure a new print dialogue has come up on the print window of the forward control panel of the laser cutter.
If everything looks okay, turn on the exhaust fan.
If you're doing a Vector cut, turn on the air compressor.
One final check to make sure everything is set right, and click GO on the laser cutter control panel.
Now sit back and watch it print. You want to hang around while it prints to make sure nothing catches fire, and nothing weird comes up that would require you to halt everything.