Epilog Laser Class
Lesson 5: Operating the Epilog Laser Cutter
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Introduction: Operating the Epilog Laser Cutter

Use this lesson as a reference for order of operations when cutting on the Epilog Laser Cutter.

Area and Machine Preparation

  1. Lookup your settings.
  2. Turn on the ventilation.
  3. Check under the honeycomb for debris.
    • Vacuum if needed.
  4. Focus the laser.
  5. Adjust the settings in the Printing Preferences dialog.
  6. Load your material.
  7. Send the job to the laser.

Making the Cut

  1. Make an air pass before cutting.
    • Lift the lid to keep the cutting laser from turning on.
  2. Press the GO button.
  3. When the job is complete, you can run it again by pressing GO.
    • Close the lid if the air pass was successful.


  1. Lower the table.
  2. Remove the honeycomb.
  3. Vacuum the lower tray.
  4. Replace the honeycomb.
  5. Flip down the rulers.
  6. Turn off the ventilation if needed.
  7. Put usable material in the scrap bin.
  8. Put trash and recyclables in the correct bins.
  9. Clean up near the computer and the laser.
  10. Remove your USB drive from the computer.

Print Out This Guide

This course is available as a PDF that is attached to this step. Happy cutting!