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What software is most commonly used for laying out graphics and text for laser processing?

Text software: You can achieve simple text-based designs using word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.

Graphic design and layout software: Graphic design and layout software supports laser engraving, laser marking, and laser cutting. This type of software has strong visual references including scales or rulers and grids to assist with layout or positioning graphics either created with the software or imported from other design software.

These are some of the most commonly used graphic design and layout software tools for laser processing:

  • CorelDRAW from Corel
  • Illustrator from Adobe
  • Inkscape – a free, open source design tool

Thea Sander

Thea Sander is the technical marketing writer at Universal Laser Systems. She received a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering and has over 10 years of technical and marketing writing for a range of technology companies. 

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