Creating stamps on the lasercutter - with CorelDraw (Windows)

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If you want to make a stamp with the lasercutter just follow this description carefully.

  1. Create your shape in CorelDRAW. It can either be a picture or something you write using the text tool. Make sure there are no "Hairlines" in the shape, otherwise the lasercutter will cut them out.
  2. After creating the shape, you have to add a rectangle or circle (hairline) around it. The laser will cut the material there.
  3. Create another outline around the shape. This can also be a rectangle or a cirlce. The laser will engrave away everything thats inside. This outline is called the "fence".
  4. Now you have to mirror the whole drawing!
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  5. Select "Print" (Make sure to print your selection and move it to the top left corner) -> Epilog Engraver Win32 Zing -> "Properties..."
  6. Goto "Advanced" and select "Stamp" as Raster Type. "Shoulder" should be 25 and "Widening" should be 1. Mark the "Fence"-Button.
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  7. Go back to "General"-Settings. Resolution should be 500. Raster settings: 25% Speed, 100% Power. Vector settings: 15% Speed, 100% Power, 100Hz

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  8. Put the rubber stamp inside the cutter, focus the laser and start the printing.
  9. After you finished, put some Aceton on the stamp surface to get rid of the dust. Do this outside the building!
  10. Get some "Moosgummi", grab yourself a cutter knive and cut it in the shape of the stamp.
  11. Attach the "Moosgummi" to the back of the stamp.
  12. Build yourself something to improve the usability. There is a very basic handle shape saved under "C:\lasern\Hendrik K\stamp_handle.cdr". You can cut it out of Finnpappe and attach it to the "Moosgummi" as well.
  13. Congratulation! You made a stamp!


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