Awards & Engraving

April '20

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A&E APRIL 2020 • a-e-mag.com 11 Check out these CorelDRAW techniques specifically geared toward laser engravers: http://aemag.ly/lasercorel. • Tracing clipart to remove a white background • Removing the background from a photograph • Tracing a scanned bitmap logo/image to vector Thankfully, there are a myriad of resources engravers can take advantage of when it comes to these techniques. If you're looking for lessons, be sure to check with your laser manufacturer, the maker of your graphic design software, and YouTube and other online outlets are both excellent resources for video tutorials. Make sure that when you're cutting extremely intricate patterns that you're working with a material that is hearty enough to withstand the laser activity and that the components of the design are thick enough to remain durable. See Figure 4 — this city map was cut from wood using an Epilog Laser system. Fig 4

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