LASER FILE PREPARATION
GREEN - FRAME/BORDER
BLACK - RASTER
BLUE - SCORING
RED - CUT
Advanced users can create multiple layers to achieve varying degrees of strength for scoring and rastering.
ORANGE - LIGHT RASTER
BLACK - NORMAL RASTER
MAGENTA - STRONG RASTER
CYAN - LIGHT SCORE
BLUE - NORMAL SCORE
YELLOW - STRONG SCORE
In Illustrator, lines (vectors to be cut or scored) should be set to .001 pt.
In Rhino and AutoCAD, lines (vectors to be cut or scored) should be set to hairline.
Any lines that have different thicknesses will be processed as raster engraving by our software, so if you would like a thick line appearance, you may set the lines to the desired weight and these will be engraved.
Use millimeters (mm) and save files at 1:1 scale for the final physical model. Create a border rectangle the size of the material around all pieces to be cut. An easy way to check that the scale is correct is by simply measuring your border rectangle. Please leave an offset of 1.5 millimetres to each side of the rectangle and place all your designs within this offset - this is to make sure that none of the components are left outside the material sheet when cutting, as material sheets might have a slight variation in size, as well as a slight potential variation in the sheet placement on the laser bed. .
Multiple sheets may be arranged within one document, side by side. Remove any unnecessary objects or layers and double check to make sure there are no duplicate lines. In Illustrator, please use multiple art boards to differentiate between sheets to be cut.
Use .3dm (Rhino), .dwg, .dxf, .ai, or .eps. Your file will be opened and cut from Rhino or Adobe Illustrator.