I completed SBU Laser Cutting class at TechShop and wanted to make something that could use my new skills and include some personalized artwork from PhotoCrafts by Mimi Daly.
Step 1: Artwork added to coaster design using Adobe illustrator
I used layers used to separate the Vector & Raster images for cutting and etching print runs.
Selecting PhotoCopy raster effect to create a clean black/white image to improve definition of the laser image.
Note: The vector image was duplicated so I could use a lower power setting that would run twice with minimal burning (using 1/4 Inch Oak)
See added copy of Laser setting for vector cut and raster image.
Step 2: Testing raster image
Step 3: Vector cutting image - Coaster
I also tested with adding images on alternate sides of the coaster -
Using the remaining material as a template to replace each coaster and add a raster image to opposite sdes.