Relax... there is no need to fret!
This transition from the online world into the real world is made easier by these things called "stamps." Like the similarly named "stamp" tool in Photoshop, a stamp allows you to replicate an image over and over in your file (or "environment," as they often call files in the real world). Now you can easily engage in the actual world with the same repetitive and meaningless interaction that would normally exclusively be reserved for the internet. Does it get any better than this?
(on a side note, none of this commenting behavior is encouraged on Instructables.com. Cut it out kids!)
Step 1: Go Get Stuff:
A (totally awesome) Epilog Laser Cutter
High-Quality Laser Rubber
Self Inking Stamp Pads
An Exacto knife
Step 2: Write Out Your Words
There are 3 different sized stamp files for you to work with.
You should obviously make your stamps the size of the stamp pad (typically listed on the box it came in).
One thing I have come to find is that it is ideal for the text to fill as much as the stamp surface as possible (or you may get ink on the corners of the pad). However, you should still leave a small margin around the edge of the stamp.
If you want to start your file from scratch, make your squares the size of the stamp surface and then fill them with test. Next make the text white and the fill of the squares black. Once you have done that, invert the whole image so that the text reads backwards.
Step 3: Raster Cut
Align your rubber in the back left corner of the laser bed.
Print the file using the following raster setting:
You will probably want to do a second pass (do not move your material inside the laser cutter). Print your file again, this time turning off the auto-focus.
Step 4: Modify the File
(Don't move your materials inside the laser cutter. Leave it alone!)
Step 5: Vector Cut
Step 6: Clean Off the Stamps
You can try washing them off in the sink using your paintbrush and a citrus based soap. I found this didn't work too well.
What I ended up doing was brushing them off while dry using a dry brush (this may be a bad idea and I don't recommend this as such fine rubber dust can't be good for you).
Step 7: Cut From the Sheet
Cut or rip the stamps from the sheet.
Step 8: Mount
Step 9: Stamp a Label
This is very important!