May 2013

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Epilog Laser Sample Club: Custom Cut and Engraved Father's Day Card

engraved fathers day card


This month's nautical-themed Father's Day Card sends a personalized message of thanks to all the great dads out there.

Created from various cardstock styles, you can customize and create this lovely card quickly and easily. Cardstock is fast becoming a popular material to use with the laser as it's versatile, durable and (with the white and color-core varieties) produce great contrast when engraved.

The design is vector-based so you can resize it however you'd like to incorporate different looks!

Find full instructions in this month's Sample Club.



Marc Adams School of Woodworking Offers Laser Courses Featuring Mike Dean of Epilog Laser!

This summer the prestigious Marc Adams School of Woodworking will offer two courses taught by Mike Dean, vice president of sales and marketing for Epilog Laser. These courses are designed specifically for woodworkers who want to take their projects to the next level by utilizing the laser and all of its capabilities.




Introduction to Laser Engraving & Cutting with Mike Dean will be held August 24 and will explore what a laser is and how a laser works. Students will learn all about the different operating modes, how much laser power is necessary for a given job, the size of the laser cabinet, laser safety and classifications, and much more.

This course will also discuss how a laser can enhance a woodworking shop, as well as covering the basics every laser engraver needs to know to get started!

In the Using a CO2 Laser System course (August 25), Mike delves into different types of artwork as well as the most common software tools in CorelDRAW and how to use them efficiently. Students will learn how to engrave, cut and mark in a single job setup using color-mapping as well as how to use the many features like Center-Center engraving to make difficult jobs easy.

Mike will also address creating artwork for rifle stocks and other uniquely-shaped products by demonstrating how to use the rotary attachment for cylindrical engraving and cutting. We'll also be discussing the basics of marketing and selling your laser engraved products.





Technical Library: Printing to your Laser from AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a very powerful software tool that is often used in conjunction with the laser for cutting applications.  Like any tool, understanding how it works and its limitations are helpful in getting the most out of it. 

This technical library article includes general instructions and tips on printing to an Epilog Laser system from AutoCAD Software. 

Read full instructions here.






Epilog Laser Clinics featuring LaserBits

Featuring Mike Dean of Epilog Laser and Mike Fruciano of LaserBits, these exciting clinics are ideal for both beginner and advanced learners. They are designed with a project oriented feel that is perfect for any laser user, or anyone interested in lasers.

The clinics are broken up into two sessions - the first four-hour session on Friday will cover the basics of laser engraving (laser system components, laser terminology, material overview and CorelDRAW for lasers), while the second session on Saturday covers decorating with a laser and advanced laser techniques.

ARA certification enrollees who attend Epilog Laser clinics, including those held in conjunction with LaserBits, and any others including educational sessions presented by Mike Dean are eligible for up to .8 ARA CEU credits.




San Francisco, CA
Advanced Marking Solutions
800- 974-1797

June 21 – 22

Embassy Suites Milpitas
901 E. Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035

$75 per person, $50 per additional person from same company

For more information or to register contact Advanced Marking Solutions at 800- 974-1797.

Madison, WI
Northern Laser Systems

July 12 – 13

Comfort Inn & Suites
5025 County Hwy. V
DeForest, WI 53532

$75.00 single attendee
$145.00 two attendees from same company

For more information or to register contact Northern Laser Systems at 608-842-0704.

Class Act Engraving

Oct. 25 - 26

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Rd.
CoraopolisPA 15108

$89.00 per person

For more information or to register contact Class Act Engraving at 716-984-7321.


Other Educational Opportunities:

Texas Open House Presented by Engraving Concepts

Visit the offices of Engraving Concepts every second Monday or third Saturday of the month for special open house activities. On Saturday you can visit the showroom to ask questions, visit with staff and find some new ideas. On the second Monday of the month Engraving Concepts also hosts a special Users' Clinic and Corel Basics Seminar.

June 10
June 15

Call Engraving Concepts at 817-460-8122 or email for more information or to register!


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