File Preparation (Illustrator)

Units of measure and Colour profile

Illustrator documents should be set up in millimeters (mm) with an RBG colour profile.

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Artboard orientation and size

The art board should be set to landscape and the same size as the material you are cutting. For workshop bought materials please refer to the E-store for size and prices. Collate all Artboards into a single file. Refrain from creating multiple .ai files.

Note max laserbed sizes are 726x432 and 1200x700 material must not exceed these dimensions

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Engraving and Cutting Parameters

Below outlines the colour order and stroke settings for cutting, scoring and engraving

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Order of operation:

Colour Action Parameters RGB code
Black Engraving Fill and/or Stroke (min 0.5pt) R:0, G:0, B:0,
Green Scoring Stroke (0.001pt) R:0, G:255, B:0,
Red Internal Cut Stroke (0.001pt) R:255, G:0, B:0,
Blue External Cut Stroke (0.001pt) R:0, G:0, B:255,

Using type

Create Outlines to retain the format and appearance of your text

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Using Images

All images must be embedded otherwise they will be lost when transferred over for printing

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