Laser Engraving & Cutting
How does it work?
The laser cutter/engraver is a computer-controlled cutting device that uses a laser to cut or engrave a design into various materials.
Materials that can be used
For safety reasons, a material must be on our Approved Materials List to be used with our machine. Glass, wood, acrylic, paper, leather, and laserable rubber are popular material types, and can be used to make engraved signs or plaques, key chains, etched glassware, handmade cards, jewelry and leather accessories.
Design preparation & software
Designs can be made with vector drawing software such as Corel Draw, which is available on laptop PCs in The Studio. Tutorials for Corel Draw are available using your library card through lynda.com.
After creating a design, the engraving/cutting process can be completed in minutes, depending on the size and detail of the design
What does it cost?
There is no cost to use the laser cutter. You may purchase materials to use with the machine in The Studio or bring in your own (staff must review for compatibility with the machine).