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  • 23 August

    Working with Black Granite – Adjusting a Picture of the Eagles

    Adjusting a Picture of the Eagles In this example we will be lasering an image of an eagle onto black laser tile. Figure 1 shows a photo that I bought off the Internet. I am using this image because I want to see what the effect of having our background …

  • 21 August

    Using Laser It White with black printing metal

    This lesson offers a quick tutorial on creating a photograph on the new Laser it Material with your CO2 laser machine. This material is available from Trotec and is good for plaque designs Here is our original photo Import your image into CorelDraw Select Contrast Enhancement Select EFFECTS | ADJUST | …

  • 14 August

    Using LMC 6044P Aerosol Can

    For a number of years we have relied on the Thermark / Cermark to allow us to mark stainless steel and other metals. One reason this process has become so successful is that there always has been an aerosol spray available to make it easy to apply the spray to …

  • 14 August

    Types of Materials and Testing Them ARA Presentation March 2012

    Here is the Power Point presentation of the ARA presentation Types of materials ARA Presentation March 2012 <iframe src=”//” width=”595″ height=”485″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;” allowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”//″ title=”Types of materials ARA Presentation March 2012″ target=”_blank”>Types of materials ARA …

  • 14 August

    Thermark (Cermark) (Cerdec) Metal Marking Spray

    Cermark / Thermark Metal Marking Spray The TherMark process utilizes marking materials, or “inks,” available in various forms, which are applied to surfaces to be marked. The ink is then selectively fused – using patented laser marking technology – to the surface with a regular industrial marking laser. Finally, any …

  • 14 August

    Thermark 6044 For Glass and Ceramic

    In a previous article I talked about creating a photo on a standard ceramic tile that you can purchase at any home improvement store such as Home Depot or Lowes. I like the new 6044 because it is in an aerosol can so the need to mix the paste with …

  • 14 August

    Thermark Coverage Spec Sheet

    A lot of people ask me what the coverage is for Thermark / Cermark. This is because the material is not cheap. But it does the job and it does it a lot cheaper than some other methods so I guess in the grand scheme of things it is rather …

  • 12 August

    Setting Up a Test File For Thermark / Cermark

    Typically, when it comes to testing materials I have two methods. One involves creating a black box in Corel and just engraving the image. The second involves an actual test file that uses the colour mapping in your laser driver. Typically on most material such as plastic or wood I …

  • 12 August

    Testing Your Materials – ARA Presentation Las Vegas 2012

    Here is the presentation done in PowerPoint   Testing your material ARA Presentation Las Vegas 2012 from Mike Clarke

  • 8 August

    How to Laser Engrave White on Red Engraving Trolase Plastic Using CorelDraw

    A lot of people have problems with plastics that either have a red or blue top on white or vice versa a white top and either a red or white core. The problem that people have is typically a contamination of the color that invades the white and discolor the …