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Laser Cut Games and Puzzles

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Introduction

– Laser Cut Games and Puzzles

While Epilog systems have the ability to engrave the most intricate designs on all kinds of materials, they’re also capable of cutting through a variety of substrates, which allow users to design, create, and build custom items like these laser cut games and name puzzles!

Using scrap wood we found around the office, we laser cut these cute interlocking name puzzles, as well as this colorful Rummikub game! Read on to learn how we did it.

Project Settings

Materials Needed
Machine Used
Fusion M2 40 120w
Laser Engraving
Speed70%
Power100%
DPI600
PatternStucki
Direction
Laser Vector Cutting
Speed6% Power100% Frequency20%
Speed70%
Power100%
DPI600

Prepare the Artwork

Open the artwork files and customize as necessary. You may need to readjust your page size, based on the size of the wood you have on hand.
Here is a quick overview of creating your own name puzzle:

design files for laser engraving and cutting games

  • Start by selecting a wide font.
  • Type in your name.
  • Outline font or turn to curves.
  • Ungroup or break curve apart.
  • Create a hairline outline or 0.001 (.0254 mm) outline around the letters.
  • Move letters close together so they are touching.
  • Manipulate the outlines to have joining parts. In the instance above, we added half circles.

Send to the Laser

Once finished, send the vector job to the laser and press GO.

wood in laser engraver

For the Rummikub set, we masked the wood prior to engraving. This helps reduce burning around the edges of the tiles and tile holders. It will also come in handy when color filling the numbers on the tiles.

laser engraving games

Send the job to the laser and press GO. Before removing the masking tape, paint your tiles accordingly. Allow the paint to dry, remove the tape, and you’re ready to play Rummikub!

custom laser engraved and laser cut rummikub

Enjoy!

custom laser engraved and laser cut games name
custom laser engraved and laser cut games final

Where can you sell laser cut signage?

  • Specialty toy shops
  • Craft fairs
  • Schools & libraries

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