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General Pointers for Cutting Heat-Applied Material with a Laser

Get the most out of your laser cutter.

Laser cutters are a big investment for businesses so getting the most out of them is important. Using a laser cutter for heat-applied material is a great way to maximize the investment.

It’s important to first make sure the material you’re cutting is laser safe, more specifically make sure it’s PVC-free. It’s also important to make sure your settings are correct – cutting vinyl requires less power than engraving glass, for example. Many laser cutters come loaded with cutting specs for specific laser-compatible materials.

-Victoria Nardini, GroupeSTAHL

Victoria Nardini

Victoria Nardini is the director of event sales and marketing at GroupeSTAHL. 

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Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon is the executive editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines. Before that he was served as editor of Sign & Digital Graphics and Sign Business Magazine. He can be reached at 720-566-7286.

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