We are going to cover how to setup an image correctly to cut andor engrave. Then, you will learn to cut and/or engrave your material of choice.
Setting Up A File To Cut And Engrave
Step 1: Opening up a file
Have a file ready and open it up with either Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. (These two programs are use to edit your image.)
Make sure that your image is in the correct format: Cut=Vector & Engrave=Raster.
Step 2: Saving your file
Once you have your image ready to be engraved or cut, save it and open it up in Adobe Reader. (Every image is pdf.)
Step 3: Print Setup
Once the image is loaded on Adobe Reader and ready to print, go to “file” and select “print”.
Depending on whether you want your image to be engraved or cut, select the right printer driver, either two; Epilog Engraver or Cutter.
After that, go to properties and choose raster or vector depending on whether you want your image to be engraved or cut.
Adjust the settings according to job type.
Customize the piece size.
(We don’t need to change the option, advanced, or color mapping).
It will be ready to print.
How To Output A File
Step 1: Material Setup
Send file to Epilog Laser Cutter.
The first three things to turn on: Laser, Air Assist, and Filter.
The Epilog Laser
The Air Assist
and the Filter
Place material in upper left corner on the laser plate.
Step 2: Zero Coordinates
– Turn on Red Dot.
– Press “X/Y OFF” and press “GO” so that you can move the carriage by hand to your position of choice.
– Move Red Dot to location at center of cutting or engraving area.
– First press “SET HOME” and then press “RESET”.
Step 3: Set Focus
– Turn “V” shaped manual focus gauge upside down.
– Press “Focus” and use Arrow Keys to only allow the gauge to barely touch material.
– Place “V” shaped gauge right side up and press “Reset”
Step 4: Select Job
– Press “Job” and then press “go”.
++++ DON’T STARE AT THE LIGHT AND MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE THE LID!! ++++