Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Laser cutting mirorred acrylic

When cutting mirrored acrylic, always cut with the mirrored side down. This means you need to flip the text so it cuts out the right way around! It only took us one attempt to get it wrong before cutting out a massive 58 different names for wedding table place holders.

28 minutes of solid lasering at 18mm/sec and 15mA and the entire A4 sheet was done

Another eight minutes and 58 bases were cut out from black acrylic too. The end result(s) look something like this:

The font used was Cheri and the letters were separated in Inkscape and pushed together to make one continuous shape ready for cutting. About an hour's work, and we've all the place-names to make one couple even happier on their big day!