Laser Cut Custom Snowflake Instructions

Web Browser

  • Go to the snowflake generator
  • Make a snowflake
    • Don’t overlap lines or make holes or the snowflake will cut in many pieces

Illustrator

  • Open Adobe Illustrator
  • File>New>24×18in
  • File>Place>Place the snowflake
  • Change the Fill to Nothing (pictured to the right)
  • Change the Stroke to 0.001 (pictured to the right)
  • Scale the snowflake
    • The maximum size is 4 inches
  • If you want text:
    • Click on the Text Tool
    • Click in an open space away from the snowflake
      • It’s important that you just click, don’t click and drag
    • Type in what you wanted to type
    • Click on the Selection Tool
    • Click and drag your text into place
  • Add a circle to the top of the ornament
  • File>Save As
  • Name it something creative that you’ll remember
  • Navigate to your flash drive (Removable Disk or USB Drive)
  • Click Save
  • Click Save again
  • Click OK

At The Laser

  • Open Adobe Illustrator
  • File>Open
  • Navigate to your flash drive (Removable Disk or USB Drive)
  • Find your file
  • Click Open
  • Place a piece of wood or acrylic in the laser
  • Move the snowflake to the open space on the material
  • File>Print
  • Click “Setup” in the bottom left corner
  • Follow the instructions below for your laser

Epilog Helix

  • Select the printer (Epilog Engraver (Right or Left)) from the list on the top (you may have to scroll to the left)
  • Click Preferences
  • Select Auto Focus
  • Select combined under the Job Type
  • Enter the Raster/Vector settings (wood)
    • Raster:
      • Speed: 50
      • Power: 100
    • Vector:
      • Speed: 30
      • Power: 100
      • Frequency: 500
  • Enter the Raster/Vector settings (acrylic)
    • Raster:
      • Speed: 90
      • Power: 55
    • Vector:
      • Speed: 18
      • Power: 100
      • Frequency: 5000
  • Make the piece size 24 in x 18 in
  • Click OK>Print>Print

Stay within an arm’s length of the laser while it’s running.

If something goes wrong, press stop.

Epilog Fusion M2

  • Select the printer (Epilog Engraver WinX64 Fusion (Copy1)) from the list on the top (you may have to scroll to the left)
  • Click Preferences
  • Select Auto Focus
  • Select Vector Grid
  • Set the Thickness to 0.12 in
  • Select combined under the Job Type
  • Enter the Raster/Vector settings (wood)
    • Raster:
      • Speed: 65
      • Power: 100
    • Vector:
      • Speed: 14
      • Power: 100
      • Frequency: 10
  • Enter the Raster/Vector settings (acrylic)
    • Raster:
      • Speed: 90
      • Power: 55
    • Vector:
      • Speed: 7
      • Power: 100
      • Frequency: 100
  • Make the piece size 24 in x 18 in
  • Click OK>Print>Print

Stay within an arm’s length of the laser while it’s running.

If something goes wrong, press stop.

“Assembly”

  • Attach a string to the hole and you’re done

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