Awards & Engraving

April '20

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A&E APRIL 2020 • 17 Laser Engraving • Get the detailed scoop on laser maintenance by reading a previous article by Bob Hagel on page 33 of the November 2016 issue. • For more information on jigs and holding devices, check out Bob Hagel's article in the September 2018 issue, page 22. • Proper fume extraction is crucial — find out why with the feature from Chau Vo, PAT Technology Systems, on page 4 of The Laser Engraving Report 2018. card saves you time and provides the best results. I purchase PCs designed for gaming as the specifications are similar to working with graphics. Software The two most popular basic graphics programs for our industry are Corel- DRAW Graphics Suite and Adobe Cre- ative Cloud. There are other task-oriented software available that are useful as well. A few include PhotoGrav for preparing photos for laser engraving, PhotoScissors for removing backgrounds or objects from a photo, and Graphic Tracer for turning bitmaps into vector art. PRODUCT HOLDING DEVICES You will discover the need for a variety of holding devices for many different kinds of products. This may be as simple as making sure a product doesn't move during lasering, to holding a product so Additional Articles for More Info More materials. More possibilities. Learn more at or Now with the expanded product portfolio of the newly merged companies, you'll be able to offer your customers a wider selection of personalized and customized solutions. The Power of Two: Gemini + ID Plates.

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