Epilog Laser Cutter
The Epilog Laser Cutters use a high power CO2 laser for accurately engraving and cutting various materials. In the Maker Lab we have an Epilog Zing24 60 Watt laser cutter and an Epilog Zing24 40 Watt laser cutter.
Training Required: Basic Training and Laser Cutter Training
Workspace: 12" x 24"
Materials: Cardboard, cardstock, wood, acrylic, and more. (Epilog Laser CO2 laser Material List)
File Types: CorelDraw or any CorelDraw supported file type
Material Fees: We have scrap bins of acrylic, wood, and cardboard free to use. We also sell 12"x24" sheets of wood and acrylic (1/8" and 1/4"). You can also bring your own materials in to use.
Common Terminology: Raster- engraving the surface of the material; Vector cut- following a path to cut through the material
We use CorelDraw X8 in the Maker Lab.
Refer to the supported file types to determine other software options that can import into CorelDraw.
Laser Cut Greeting Cards
Cut and engrave cardstock to make greeting cards. Great for birthdays, holidays, thank yous, graduations, and even just because.
Laser Engraved Picture Frame
Engrave your own designs on a purchased picture frame. Looking for a gift for a family member or friend? Customize a frame and put a picture of the two of you in it.
Engraved Drawstring Pouches
Engrave designs on drawstring pouches for dice, game pieces, jewelry, gifts, and more. We sell small pouches in the Maker Store while supplies last or you can bring your own.
Other Resources for ideas include--
Epilog Sample Club for working with a variety of materials
Thingiverse for both laser cutter and 3D printer ideas