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March, 2018

  • 18 March

    Cutting 20mm Acrylic

    In this video we are going to cut out an object from a 20 mm piece of Trotec acrylic. This acrylic is cast and has a very good cover which you can leave on when you are cutting. Notice I have raised up the acrylic and there is minimal back flashing …

  • 16 March

    Lasering a Photo onto a Glass Part 1 – Removing the Background In CorelDraw / PhotoPaint

    One of the hardest techniques to learn is creating photos on glass. It is not easy and requires you to know how to adjust photos in CorelDraw. To get the best photos requires the use of a mask typically. Although you do not have to use a mask i tend …

  • 16 March

    Lasering a Photo onto a Glass Part 2 using CorelDraw

    This is the second part of my tutorial on lasering photos onto glass. This example came from a seminar I did with come of my customers. This photo is approximately 50 years old. We had to get rid of some creases to get it looking at least good enough for …

  • 1 March

    Laser Engraving Photos On Acrylic

    In this video we will show you how to to take a photo and laser engrave that photo into the acrylic. We will also show you how to choose a proper quality photo to use with your laser. If you choose a bad quality photo than your photo will reflect …

August, 2016

  • 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 …