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Lasered Wood and Leather Sign

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This is an easy project if you have an Epilog Laser since it does the bulk of the work. I like this sign as it catches the eye of the beholder, says what it needs to say, and is fun to make.
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I used a 3.5" by 12" board that was about 1/4" thick for this sign. Place the board in the upper left hand corner of the Epilog laser.

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In the size bar, mark the sizes as 3.5" tall and 12.0" wide.

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On the tool bar, select the text tool. In the font bar, select the desired font style that has outlined letters and a fill of the letters. In the font bar, select the desired font size.

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In the text box, type the words you would like. In this case, we are using "eelskin leather". After you type the word in, strech the lettering to fit the box. I usually leave 1/2" on the top and bottom and 3/4" on the sides of the lettering.

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Select print in the top task bar. Select no to the next prompt. On the Print window that appears, click Properties. Change the sizes of your sign from the default settings. In this case, it will be 3.5" x 12". Next set the Raster speed to 30 and the Raster power to 100. My mini 18 laser is a 25 watt. If you are using a different power, adjust accordingly. Most lasers will have a book that comes with reccomended speed and power settings. Select ok on the properties settings. Then click print on the print window.

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Set the machine to the proper height for your sign using the height gauge. Take the gauge off then hit the reset button. Press start on the Epilog machine. The maching will then laser the image onto the board.
enerhacker3 years ago
Thanks
enerhacker3 years ago
Corel Draw from image ?
tortadon (author)  enerhacker3 years ago
I am not sure if I know what you mean, but the picture is of the laser machine window and what it should look like. This is telling the machine the size desired. Does that help?
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