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G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M 2 0 2 2 A P R I L G R A P H I C S P R O 8 9 and enjoying your craft and business for a long time. is applies to your laser set- tings and capabilities, your graphics soft- ware and the continuously improving and changing world of materials and products. Make it a goal for your clients to call you an expert and crafts person. I loved trade shows as they gave me the opportunity to talk to experts in many elds. I learned software shortcut keys, techniques, and capabilities I never imagined my software had. is applies to equipment, materials, and products as well. Having time dur- ing your busy season will be a constraint. Take 10-minute learning breaks during these times. When you're not busy, sched- ule at least 30 minutes each day or two to try out something new. Explore and have some fun! Consistent learning will also shorten the time it takes to complete projects. Design, assembly, and problem solving become faster with education and experience. LEARN HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT Your equipment sales teams and techni- cians are great teachers and willing to share. Again, trade shows are a great place to explore how your equipment works, wears out and breaks down. What are the symptoms that your X motor is wearing out? Your laser just stopped working in the middle of a job, how do I nd out what is wrong? Other great sources are YouTube videos, your laser's manual, and other shop owners in your area. SHEET MATERIALS AREN'T ENGRAVING OR CUTTING PROPERLY It is possible your laser is not ring prop- erly. Test another material like a metal plate that is at. If the laser works with that material, then you likely have one of two issues: Smokey was one of many celebrities we had the pleasure of honoring.

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