Ever want to stand out when going to career fairs or talking with employers? This tutorial will go over using Inkscape, GIMP, and Trotec software to engrave and laser-cut your own business cards!
Step 1: Prepare Materials
For this project, after some experimenting, I found that 1/16" basswood had the best balance between quality, rigidity, and thinness of a business card. Any thinner material felt like it was going to snap after laser engraving it. Stores such as Blick Art Materials often sell these sheets individually for around $2, or you can buy in bulk on Amazon such as here.