4 Tips for Creating Laser Templates

Take advantage of these time-saving tools.

A laser engraving template is exactly what its name implies: an example or guide for creating (or recreating) a design. Templates can save time and are particularly useful if you want to laser engrave multiple parts in one work process. Consider a few quick tips for creating templates for your laser engraving:

  1. Engrave the name of the corresponding graphics file on each template. This makes it quick and easy to find the right work file, especially if you use several different templates.
  2. Mark the corner of the unit in the zero point on the template so that you can quickly and easily insert it.
  3. If your template is smaller, try laser cutting holes and filling it in a folder. This will help you keep your templates safe and easy to locate.
  4. Always send the entire graphic (including the outer contour of the template) when you send jobs to the laser. Before engraving your workpieces, set red to positioning in the parameters in the material database. This makes it easy for you to check whether the template is properly positioned in the machine.

-Josh Stephens, Trotec Laser

Josh Stephens Lasers Plus

Josh Stephens

Josh Stephens is the owner of Lasers Plus. Formerly, he was the lead applications expert for a large laser manufacturer. He has been in the industry for over seven years.

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