Preparing files for Laser Cutter

 
 
 

For the use of THE LASER CUTTER, there are two types of files

 

A bitmap is an image composed of rectangular monochrome grid points (pixels). Usually, points are considered as being black and the lack of a point as being white.

Vector illustrations are composed of lineal and curved trails. These types of drawings can be created in software such as adobe illustrator. Although most vector drawing programs can produce a path with a specific thickness (or stroke), the cutter software ignores this process since the laser beam has its own fixed fine lines.

 

TERMINOLOGY

 
 

To easily understand file preparation paths, we suggest REVIEWING THE FOLLOWING TERMS.

 
 
 

THE LASER CUTTER is a tool than can be used to:

 

A word about THE TEXT

 
 

The text can be handled in several ways with THE LASER CUTTER

 

in ALL SCENARIOS


Convert the FONTS INTO VECTORS

 
 
 

What do WE NEED TO KNOW?

 
 

Design GUIDELINES

 
 

When creating a design which will be used in THE LASER CUTTER, there are some guidelines that should be followed to reduce any problems.

 

BITMAPS only

 
 

The only image format accepted by THE LASER CUTTER is the Windows bitmap (BMP) format. The bitmap must be monochrome (1 bit).

 

The laser beam writes the pixels row by row in the bitmap–the laser is ON for black pixels and off or white for (background) pixels. The images that are in other formats MUST be converted to a 1 bit Windows Bitmap.