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What is the best type of file to laser?

Depending on the necessary needs to get the most ability of a laser system, a vector format is the best format for lasers because there are no resolution issues. In addition, the file can be modified in any way from colors, shapes, and size. Vector formats are also the only format that can cut with a laser. Some of the most common and compatible vector formats are .CDR, .AI, .PDF, .EPS, .SVG, .WMA to name a few.

   —Trotec Laser

David Stevens, Trotec Laser

David Stevens

David Stevens is renowned in the industry for his teaching abilities and helping customers improve their laser processing techniques. For nearly two decades, he held multiple roles at Universal Laser, including applications la manager, where he built, designed, and produced Universal's catalog of laser parameters and standardized settings, spending more than 25,000+ hours testing and learning all known materials and its reaction with laser processing, becoming an industry leader in laser technology. He recently joined Trotec Laser Inc. as the industrial applications manager and heads the West Coast Applications & Inspiration Lab.

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