First, open whichever file you'd like to start with. Change any graphics or text so the piece is customized for your needs. If you're starting with a paddle, insert it into the laser. Because each paddle may be shaped just a little differently, we'll want to make sure our engraving happens just where we want it to. So, draw a vector box around each area (handle and body) and send ONLY that job to the laser. Keep the lid open so the laser does not fire.
Once you are satisfied with the placement of the graphics, send the job to the laser.