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Custom Art Mirrors | Collaboration with Pretty Done

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Custom Art Mirrors | Collaboration with Pretty Done
A local artist in Las Vegas named Adam reached out to me to see if I could cut mirror acrylic material to create custom pieces of art. Working with mirror acrylic has a lot of challenges, but I was interested in the idea and decided to see what I could do.

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Making a Custom Card With a Laser

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Making a Custom Card With a Laser

One of the best benefits to the RF style laser is the ability to adjust the frequency of the laser pulse to achieve different effects. In this project, I wanted to use this setting to create a scoring mark that will help make it easier to fold a card in half.

Projects such as cards and custom packaging are great for showing off the power of the frequency setting. Not all lasers have this adjustment so be sure to see what options you have.

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Maximizing Laser Production and Your Profits

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Maximizing Laser Production and Your Profits

One of the most common questions I get is, how do I charge for my work and how do I maximize my production. The main driver for this is going to be quantity. There are many factors to consider when making custom items such as design time, machining time, material cost, and much more. By creating larger quantities, the design time cost will be spread out over more items, making it a more manageable amount than if you were to charge for one single item. In this video, I walk through what the machining times look like for one item...

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How I Make Custom Leather Hat Patches

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How I Make Custom Leather Hat Patches
One of the things that I love about the CO2 laser is how versatile it is. This week, I had a client come to me looking for custom leather patches that they could sew onto hats. There are a few tricks to working with leather to achieve the best results. Let's get into it!

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Epilog Mini 24 VS Epilog Fusion Edge

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Epilog Mini 24 VS Epilog Fusion Edge

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to start testing the new Epilog Fusion Edge machine. One of the first questions I was asked was, how does it stack up against the Mini 24. For those that don't know, the Fusion Edge is replacing the Mini 24. The most popular questions I have gotten are: What's the cost? (same as Mini 24) What are the new features? Is it worth upgrading? How does the performance stack up? In this video, I do a deep dive into the comparison with real speed testing. The file I used for testing...

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