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Enjoying your knowledge here and thought I would try to help A little. There is A type of laser that focus's to the center and works with corel. Don't know the brands but have a friend that dos this for A living.
I'm not familiar with that laser. If Corel can access the print driver for the laser than that is all you need. To be honest all the lasers I've worked with were already set up, so I don't have a lot experience with setting them up.If Corel can't find the laser I would look into how to connect to it. Either ask the previous owner or see if you can contact the manufacturer.Good luck and have fun.
Hi Geordie,I am a beginner to laser engraving/cutting. purchased a boss LS-1630 100watt laser with a 5000 chiller. Previous owner used windows10 and coreldraw X7. My question is do I have to install laserworks first before using coreldraw to run the engraver? Please be nice I am new at this but eager to learn.
Tough problem. What I would suggest is putting some masking tape or paper on the board and running the laser at very low power to burn a test into the paper or tape. Once you have it aligned you can either remove the tape/paper.Good luck
Odd. You should be able to engrave and cut from the same drawing. Create your engraving and then draw the cut line around it. Make sure the cut line is set to hairline. If that doesn't work. Try moving the cut or engraving to a separate layer. Make sure it is still aligned the way you want it and then run the laser.good luck.
Hi Geordie,I have an Epilog with a 12 x 24 table and use CorelDraw7A client wants a particular graphic on an odd shaped board (24 1/8 x 23 7/8).There is an approx 1/4 in. wide circle that needs to meet up perfectly when I flip the board around after rastering the 1st half. I feel like I am over thinking it, but have spent days on this project and am out of ideas.Any suggestions?Thank you!
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Hello Geordie,I have a problem with the alignment of the engraving and final cut.For example, with earrings; I do make the engraving at first, then cut the circle around the engraving but Corellaser does not align and I run out to cut the engraving. I show the pictures to explain. At first I found a method that works by creating a transparent square that I selected for both the engraving and for cutting, but now it no longer works.Help me!!! Tnks, Ilaria
Lasers can engrave the surface of glass but not inside it. I don't know how the photo was made, but probably not with a laser.I don't know of any lasers that are in the $500 range. Most start in the thousand dollar range.Good luck
I have a ? what kind of laser engraver or cutting machine can put a print inside glass or crytal iam new to this and don't have big money but thought it be cool to make something like this the photo not mine but I like to make this for girl friend is there any machines around $500 that can do this thanks for the info
Not off hand. I go to my local woodstore, Woodcrafters. You could try online craft stores. Good Luck.
I'm looking for a good wood source for making ornaments and keychains. 1/8in preferably light in color. Do you have any recommendations?
I don't have much experience with using Illustrator on the Epilog. The issue is probably the line thickness for the cuts. I do my design in Illustrator and then use Corel Draw to run the job on the laser. In Corel you can set the thickness of the cut lines to "Hairline" and that is what it uses to cut the lines. I did a quick Google search and the solution is to set the cut lines to .01 thickness so they are treated as Hairline.Give that a try.
Hi Geordie, I have a question for you please. I am also using an epilog engraver but use Illustrator for my files. I am trying to create wooden cards that are also engraved, When I go to combi the job, it wont work, it will only do the engraving and ignore the vector to cut. I am not sure why it is doing this as it has worked many times for other files. This has to be done as two separate jobs once I delete the rasterised images from the file. What am I doing wrong!? Thank you in advance
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It should be fine. The only issue is what happens to the paint when it burns. Off hand I have not run into any paint that produces toxic or corrosive fumes. Make sure you have good venting on your machine to remove any fumes. That should protect you and the machine.
I would get in touch with the manufacturer. I only have experience with Epilog lasers. If its one of them their website and customer service are great. If not contact the manufacturer or do a web search.Good luck
I have a question. I bought a 50w laser engraver off of ebay and I can't find the print drivers that will work with it? Any suggestions? - DebraK31
Hi,I have a question. Am I able to paint a piece of wood and then engrave on it - or will that damage the machine?Thank you! - VickiL30
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thanks for the information
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I would be happy to help and give you a great price if you havent found anyone yet ! Email me at LazerMiami@gmail.com
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