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Correct created templates simplify the order and production process for you and for us.
With correct created templates you can fasten your order process, because the possibility of making mistakes during the creation of your templates will be reduced and you do not need to ask further questions about your graphics.
With correctly created laser templates we can reach better results and also reduce the processing time. Hence, we can fully concentrate on the processing of your orders, whiile you will get your products and cuttings faster.
In the following we give you a small summary over the different laser technologies you can choose for your creations. We also show you how to create your graphics and tell you something about the price relations between the different laser techniques.
Hereby we differentiate between the following techniques:
For an engraving the desired motif will be set up as a black area.
For the engraving you can use a high-resolution JPG. Ideally you create the template as a vector graphic in the format of AI, EPS and CDR.
Especially for a filigree engraving it is necessary to create the engraving template as vector graphic. During the process of engraving the first layer of the product's surface is extensively removed.
Because of the time and money consuming production, engraving is the most expensive of all possible laser technologies. But because of the extensive removal of the surface material the engraving will look very fine and noble.
Scribing and laser cutting are further laser techniques.
If you want to use the carving technique the desired motif has to be created without filling. The outlines of your motif have to be blue (RGB 0/0/255) hairline (0,001 mm).
The template for scribing must be a vector graphic in the format of AI, EPS, CDR, DXF or DWG, because the settings of the outlines must possibly be readjusted.
Further, you have to make sure, that all curves consist of connected and continuous lines. When having too many knot points or discontiguous lines, the laser has to stop shortly on every point. This will drastically lengthen the processing time.
The scribing is not applicable for stone, glas and metal.
By scribing a product, the laser runs over the outline of your motif. It is similar to the process of engraving. However, in contrast, by scribing we only use a smaller amount of laser energy. By doing that, the laser only carves the surface of the material.
Scribing of outlines is ideal for big and clear motifs. In our example the carving of our motif only used 1/4 of the time it would take to engrave it.
Further, the outlines of the motifs can be presented in thick as well as in thin lines. The processing time will be the same.
The thicker outlines are used to get a better long-distance effect, whereas thin outlines are ideal for filigree presentations.
Besides scribing and engraving, laser cut is the third laser technique we offer you.
For laser cutting the desired motif has to be set up without filling and the outlines as red (RGB 255/0/0) hairlines (0,001 mm).
The template for laser cutting must be created as vector graphic in the format of AI, EPS, CDR, DXF or DWG, because the settings of the outline must possibly be readjusted.
Further, when using the laser cutting method, you have to make sure, that curves are presented in continuous and connected lines. The appearance of too many knot-points or discontiguous lines will cause the laser to stop at every point, which will further cause the lengthening of the processing time and burned cutting edges.
Laser cutting is not applicable for stone, glass and metal (except stainless steel/steel up to 3 mm thickness).
When applying the laser cut method, a precise laser beam will cut the material on the outlines. Smaller burning marks on the cutting edges are dependent on the thickness of the material. The laser cut method is ideal for creating stencils.
But also the creation of inlays is possible by only causing a small loss of material. The production of letters and logos made of acrylic or wood for promotional use is possible by applying the laser cutting method.
Futher areas of application are cuttings of models made of MDF or cardboard for architechts, fabric or leather cuttings for fashion designers as well as cuttings of paper and felt for creative hobbyists.
Have fun while creating your own products with the help of laser engraving, scribing and laser cutting!