Dumfries Workshop - Setting Up Files for Laser Cutting

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Dumfries Workshop - Setting Up Files for Laser Cutting

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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
We all know that the laser cutters are great machines to use at Maklab, and some of the most popular. To make the most of your time on the machines, it's important to be well prepared before you start.

This workshop will talk you through how to prepare your files using Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, and how to then save them in the right formats for use on the on Maklab's two machines. It will help you make your piece both material and time efficient (and saving you money in the process), thinking about cutting order, and how to get the best results.

Ideally you'll have used the laser cutter previously, but if you’ve not really used these programmes and machines before, it will be a great intro to basic laser cutting set-up. Please bring along any images or files that you would like to give a go!

SKILLS LEARNT
Using the Pen tools and Editing Paths
Vectorising a JPEG or PNG File
Setting your Strokes, Fills, Colours and Spacing for Laser Cutting

YOUNG MAKERS
This workshop can be suitable for teenagers from the age of 11 - 16 yrs old, if accompanied by a supervising adult.

MEMBERS DISCOUNT
Members are eligible for a 10% discount off all MAKLab workshops. To receive your discount, please enter the discount code MEMBER in the coupon section at the checkout.  When you complete the checkout, we will check against the membership register. If you are not a current member, you will be asked to pay the remaining 10% before starting the workshop. 

WORKSHOP VENUE
MAKLab Dumfries
Unit 10 (Loreburne)
High Street
Dumfries
DG1 2BD