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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - name badges
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - engrave lab
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - Combining lines
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - cut
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - adobe illustrator
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - expand lines
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center | Epilog Laser Technical Support Knowledge Base | Imagine. Design. Create. - expand lines
How to Create a Jig for the Laser - Print
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Exporting from PhotoLaser Plus - Print
pTo open all of the features of PhotoLaser Plus you'll need to set an Epilog driver as your default printer in the program. Follow the steps below:/p ol liGo to File > Print/li liSelect your Epilog driver as your printer and click
Installing CorelDRAW - Previous Version Installed Error - Print
pUsers with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 are reporting issues installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 (CDGS X8). This update was released at the end of March and includes VC++ redistributables that are newer than those that are included in
How Much Combustible Gas is Released From Laser Engraving - Print
pCombustible gas release from laser engraving is extremely minuscule. When materials are engraved with a laser, they emit combustion products. These consist largely of simple carbon smoke and debris. Gases are also produced; typical combustion gas
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - gases
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - combustion
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How Do I Choose My Laser System's Wattage? - Print
pThe power of the laser source is measured in watts. Depending on the machine you are considering you will have power options for your laser source that range from 30-120 watts for CO2 laser tubes. Generally speaking, lower power CO2 laser tubes
Photo Laser Engraving on Wood with CorelDRAW X7 - Print
ol liOpen the photo for laser engraving on wood in CorelDRAW, then resize and crop the photo to the final size you are going to engrave.br /br //li ul listrongNote: /strongIt’s very important not to change the size of your
Find and Replace a Color in CorelDRAW - Print
h1Find and Replace a Color in CorelDRAW/h1 pThe Find and Replace feature in CorelDRAW is a very useful tool for replacing color fills or outlines within a design. Replacing colors with varying shades of gray will result in an interesting and
Color Management Settings CorelDRAW X5, X6, X7 - Print
pChange the circled options to the following settings:/p pSome of our users have reported unsatisfactory engraving results when using CorelDRAW. We believe this is caused by certain Color Management settings, which can result in a pixilated
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - color management
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Aligning the Laser Beam of the Mini and Helix - Print
h2Aligning the Laser Beam of the Epilog Mini and Helix/h2 pstrongMachine Type:/strong Mini 18 and 24 and Helix Laser /p pstrongTools Required:    /strong/p ul li# 1 Phillips Screw Driver/li
Cleaning Your Optics - Print
h2Cleaning the Optics in your Epilog Laser System/h2 pEnsuring your optics are clean will help your laser system perform its best. If smoke, resin, or other contaminants are allowed to accumulate too heavily, they will reduce the available
Troubleshooting the Air Assist Feature - Print
h2Troubleshooting the Air Assist Feature/h2 pstrongMachine Types: /strongMini 18, Mini 24, Helix, and EXT/p pThis guide will walk you through troubleshooting the most common problems that keep the Air Assist feature from working
Control/Display Unit Replacement on the Epilog Zing - Print
h2Control/Display Unit Replacement on the Epilog Zing/h2 pMachine Type: Epilog Zing Laserbr /Tools Required: Phillips screwdriver/p pstrongNotes: /strong/p ul liThe control and display units are a single piece. They will be
Lens Carriage Removal and Installation on the Epilog Zing - Print
h2strongLens Carriage Removal and Installation on the Epilog Zing Laser/strong/h2 pstrongMachine Type: /strong         Zing Engraver/p pstrongTools
Control Board Replacement on the Mini and Helix Systems - Print
h2strongControl Board Replacement on the Mini and Helix Systems/strong/h2 pstrongMachine Types:  /strongEpilog Mini 18/24, Helix br /strongTools needed/strong:  #1 & #2 Phillips head screwdrivers/p
X-Axis Rail Assembly Replacement on the Epilog Mini - Print
h2bX-Axis Rail Assembly Replacement on the Epilog Mini/b /h2pbMachine Type:/b      Epilog Mini 18/24/ppbTools Needed:      /b/pulliLarge Philips head screw
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - engraving table
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Purchase or Print a New Laser Alignment Target - Print
H2Purchase or Print a New Laser Alignment Target/H2 PIf you need a new target for aligning your laser beam you can order one by calling 303-215-9171. Press #1 and request: /P UL LITT198: Target for the Epilog Zing, Mini,
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - target
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220VAC Power Connections: Core End Type and Photo - Print
PSystems: All/P PEpilog's laser systems use auto-switching power supplies accommodating 110 to 240 volts at 50-60Hz. We recommend a dedicated 15A breaker regardless of voltage. If you are going to be running your laser on a 220V and are
Power Requirements by Laser Wattage - Print
PSystems: All/P PThis information is to be used only to size a power condition or an UPS (uninterruptible power supply)and should not be used to size the circuit providing voltage to the system. The circuit requirement remains as a 15 amp
How to Install / Troubleshoot a USB Connection over Windows 7 - Print
PWhen installing the Epilog Engraver over USB on Windows 7 64bit OS, you must follow the steps below:/P OL LITurn the laser system off and your computer on. /LI LIPlug your USB cable plugged into both the computer and the laser,
How to Set the Default Settings in the Print Driver - Print
DIV class=callout P class=divContainerUp tsolutionContTo change the default settings in the print driver, follow the instructions below: /P P class=divContainerUp tsolutionCont1. Click 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Devices and Printers'
64 Bit Drivers for older Epilog Laser Systems - Print
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Reducing Fire Hazards with your Laser - Print
pYour laser system uses a high intensity beam of light that can generate extremely high temperatures when it comes into contact with the material being engraved, marked or cut. Some materials are extremely flammable and can easily ignite and burst
Cleaning the Laser's Vector Cutting Grid - Print
h2Cleaning Your Vector Grid/h2 p class=text_blackThe vector grid is an invaluable tool for operators who perform cutting tasks. With continual use, the vector grid can become dirty from the residue left behind from certain materials -
CorelDRAW X6 Settings: Fix Engraved Bars Extending Past Right Side of Image - Print
PSystems: All/P PWhen setting up Corel X6, there is a setting that much be chosen to work correctly with your Epilog Laser system. If it is not selected, it will result in engraved bars that extend past the right-hand side of the image, as
Aligning the Laser Beam on the Epilog Zing - Print
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Job Position Error - Print
DIV class=calloutWhen the display reads Position Error, this usually means that you have “Center Engraving” selected in the Dashboard and haven’t set a Center Point or did not mean to have Center Engraving selected at all. /DIV DIV
Wireless Printing to an Epilog Laser - Print
h1Wireless Printing to an Epilog Laser/h1 pDid you know that current Epilog laser systems (Zing, Mini, Helix, EXT and FiberMark) have the ability to be set up as a wireless printer?/p pThis means you can print to your laser wirelessly
Troubleshooting a Crossover Cable Connection - Print
h2strongTroubleshooting a Direct Network Connection via Crossover Cable/strong/h2 pIf you find yourself unable to print when connected to the host computer via crossover cable, please check the following items for a possible
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - keyboard
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - flex cable
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Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - i-beam
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Lens Carriage Roller Replacement on the Zing Laser - Print
h2Zing Engraver Lens Carriage Roller Replacement/h2 pMachine Type: Epilog Zing Laserbr /Tools Required: Phillips screwdriver/p ol liDisconnect the machine from its power source./li liRemove the power cord from the
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - z-motor
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X-Axis Encoder Read Head Replacement on the Mini - Print
H2X-Axis Encoder Read Head Replacement on the Mini/Helix/H2 PSTRONGMachine Type:/STRONG Mini 18/24/P PSTRONGTools Required:/STRONG /P UL LILarge #2 Phillips head screwdriver/LI LISmall #3 Phillips head
X-Axis Belt Replacement on the Mini - Print
H2X-Axis Belt Replacement on the Mini/H2 PSTRONGMachine Type:/STRONG      Epilog Mini 18/24/P PSTRONGTools Needed:     /STRONG /P UL LI#1 and #2 Screwdriver/LI
X-Axis Flex Cable Replacement on the Epilog Mini - Print
PX-Axis Flex Cable Replacement on the Epilog Mini /P PSTRONGMachine Types:/STRONG      Epilog Mini 18/24 /P PSTRONGTools Needed: /STRONG     Phillips #1
Super-Silent Fans Installation Instructions for the Epilog Mini and Helix - Print
H2Super-Silent Fans Installation Instructions for the Epilog Mini and Helix/H2 PSTRONGMachine Types: /STRONGEpilog Mini 18/24 and HelixBRBRSTRONGTools Needed:/STRONG /P UL LI#1 Phillips Head Screwdriver/LI LI5/16 nut
Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix - Print
H2Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix /H2 PSTRONGMachine Types: /STRONGEpilog Mini 18/24 and Helix/P PSTRONGTools needed:/STRONG Phillips head screwdriver #1 /P OL LITurn off and unplug the
Display Installation on the Mini/Helix - Print
H2Display Installation on the Mini/Helix/H2 PSTRONGMachine Types: /STRONG     Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix/P PSTRONGTools Needed:   /STRONG   #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver/P OL
Y-Axis Belt Replacement on the Epilog Mini/Helix/FiberMark - Print
H2Y-Axis Belt Replacement on the Epilog Mini/Helix/FiberMark /H2 PSTRONGMachine Type: /STRONG  Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix and FiberMark /P PBTools Needed:      /B/P UL
Replacing the X-Motor on the Legend 36EXT - Print
H2Replacing the X-Motor on the Legend 36EXT/H2 PMachines: Legend 36EXTBRTools: 5/32 Allen Wrench/P OL LIRemove both side panels. BRBRIMG src=http://www.epiloglaser.com/images/ext_motor1.png width=450 height=203
Replacing the Legend 36EXT Lens Assembly - Print
h2Replacing the Epilog Legend 36EXT Lens Assembly/h2 pAlthough the standard 2 focal lens that comes with the EXT will work well for most projects, to achieve the optimum laser beam on special types of projects, we offer two optional focus
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - outline
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Flattening Two Lines Into One - Print
OL LIFirst we're going to need to separate the two lines. The best way to do this is either to ungroup the lines by right clicking and selecting ungroup.  If ungroup is not an option, you may see Break Contour Group Apart. Select this.
Large Fonts Automatically Vector Cut in CorelDRAW X6 - Print
pThis is a basic setting in X6, it’s under Tools/Options/Global/Printing/Driver brCompatibility. “All Text as Graphics” needs to be unselected for all Epilog brdrivers. You can select the different Epilog drivers from the drop down box at
Smaller fonts with hairline outline will not cut (beeps, job done) in CorelDRAW X6. - Print
pThe cause of this is an older revision of Corel X6. Latest is 16.3. /ppIf you’re running 16.0 you’ll need to update to 16.1 before 16.3. Both downloads are on brthe Corel
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - diameter
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center | Epilog Laser Technical Support Knowledge Base | Imagine. Design. Create. - diameter
Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights - Print
h1Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights/h1 pIf you're vector cutting items and set the line width to hairline in Corel, you should have no problem cutting. But what about other line weights? Which ones engrave and which ones will
Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer - Print
h1Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer/h1 pWhen we're running custom engraving jobs, there is nothing better than combining our features of Red Dot Pointer and Center-Center Engraving to quickly position the product./p
How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment - Print
h1How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment/h1 pUsing your rotary attachment to create 360 degree engravings will give even more versatility to your Epilog laser system. Setting up the artwork to wrap around an object is
Mirror Engraving - Print
div h1Mirror Engraving from the Front and Back/h1 pMirror engraves beautifully with a CO2 laser and allows you to create different effects depending on which side of the mirror you are etching. Read on to learn more./p pIn this photo
Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark - Print
h1Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark/h1 pThere are many different applications or finished “looks” fiber laser systems were designed to achieve. All of these looks are created using various speed, power, frequency
Creating an Applique - Print
h1Creating an Applique with the Laser/h1 pWith a few easy steps you can create your own custom cut appliqué out of two-ply twills! Follow these instructions to see how we've taken a piece of clipart and optimized it to create this
Transforming a Vignette in PhotoLaser Plus - Print
h1Transforming a Vignette in PhotoLaser Plus/h1 pIf you're looking for a more sophisticated look when cropping and engraving photos, consider a vignette - a cropping technique that produces a soft, feathered edge that is very appealing./p
PhotoLaser Plus Quick Start - Print
pThis page is to provide you with special settings that we've developed with CADLink for PhotoLaser Plus, as well as to provide you with some quick tips that we think you'll find helpful when using the software./p pa
Creating a Serial Tag with Variable Data in PhotoLaser Plus - Print
pDid you know you can use the badge layout tool in PhotoLaser Plus to create serial tags with variable data? It's a quick and easy way to create a serialized tag system that can be engraved and cut with the laser./p pIn this article we'll be
How do I use the Job Manager? - Print
pYou can download the instructions by clicking here: a
Expanding Thin Shapes for Laser Cutting - Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 - Print
pWhen cutting out very thin or intricate patterns with the laser, the final cuts can sometimes be so thin that they may break during everyday handling. In this article, we will show you how to expand thin objects with Adobe Illustrator
Creating a Skateboard Jig in CorelDRAW X5 - Print
h1How to Create a Skateboard Jig using CorelDRAW X5/h1 div table border=0 style=width: 700px; height: 169px; tbody tr td valign=top divBecause of their large work area and laser-friendly material, skateboards are becoming
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - jig
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Converting Vector Artwork from CMYK to RGB - CorelDRAW - Print
ol type=1 liStart by selecting all of your artwork with the Pick Tool (CTRL + A).br /br /img src=https://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/img/knowledge-base/cmyk-to-rgb-001.png alt=Select All Artwork - CMYK to RGB width=800 height=659
Symantec / Windows SmartScreen Warnings after Driver Downloads - Print
pDue to recent Symantec and other malware/virus monitoring security updates, some customers have been experiencing warnings when trying to installing the Zing, Legend, Fusion, and FiberMark series print drivers. Most of these issues can be traced
Laser 3D Model Making with 123D Make - Print
pSystems All:/p p /p pTurning your 3D models into a real-world objects is quick and easy with the combined power of AutoDesk's 123D Make software and an Epilog Laser system./p p /p p1. Start by opening one of the
Using the Stop/Focus Feature - Print
p a href=http://www.epilogfiles.com/flashvideo/stop_focus/stop_focus.swf target=_blankClick here/a to see a video of how to use the Stop/Focus feature to keep the laser head from
Maximum Table Weight - Print
div /div div table style=height: 158px; border=0 width=443 tbody tr td /td tdStatic:/td tdLifting:/td /tr tr tdEpilog Zing 16 and 24/td td50 lbs (22.7 kg)/td td25 lbs (11.5 kg)/td
Selecting an Uninterrupted Power Supply for your Epilog Laser System - Print
h1Selecting an Uninterruptible Power Supply for your Epilog Laser System/h1 pSpring is a time for many things, including unpredictable weather. While many people have battery backup for clocks, computers and other important devices, many
Laser Systems and Printed Circuit Boards - Print
pOne of the most common questions we get at Epilog is can your lasers do printed circuit boards? The answer is multifaceted and, depending on the application, there are some ways to use lasers with PCBs. Here we'll take a look at the some PCB
YAG Laser vs. CO2 Lasers - Print
pTwo of the most common types of lasers you hear about are YAG and CO2. While Epilog manufactures a CO2 laser system, we wanted to give you some information about the two different types of laser systems and which one may be right for your
Laser Resolution and How it Affects Engraving - Print
pHigher laser resolution equates to finer detail in your engraving. With the exception of the Zing Starter Series, which goes up to 1000 DPI, the rest of Epilog's product line can engrave at resolutions up to 1200 DPI./p pResolution is only
Focus Lens 101 - Print
p This Technical Library article discusses the purpose of the focus lens as well as guidelines for using lenses of different sizes for various projects./p pstrongWhat does a focus lens do?/strong/p pA laser beam emanating from
Using a Mask to Create a Color Fill - Print
h1Using a Mask to Create a Color Fill/h1 pFor this exercise, we'll be demonstrating how to use a mask or application tape to create a color fill./p pApplication tapes are great for protecting surfaces from smoke or debris that's created
Material Safety and your Laser - Print
h1 class=Title1Material Safety and your Laser/h1 p class=text_blackWhile nearly any material you put into your engraving system will contain and or release some sort of residue or debris, generally speaking, most materials are safe to use
Lens Cleaner - How to Purchase More - Print
div h2Lens Cleaner - How to Purchase More/h2 div div divYou can purchase it directly from Epilog Technical Support. Dial +1 303.215.9171, press #1 for parts. The part number for the lens cleaner is MCP-303./div /div
Moving the Laser System - Print
pstrongMoving the Laser System/strong/p pIf you have the original foam and cardboard inserts available, reinsert them into the machine with the main concern being that the I-Beam (the main bar that contains the lens carriage) stays
Saving Configuration Settings in the Epilog Laser Dashboard - Print
h1Saving Configuration Settings in the Epilog Laser Dashboard/h1 pDid you know you can save your most common laser engraving/cutting speed and power configurations through Epilog's Laser Dashboard™? The “Configurations”
Driver and Firmware Downloads - Print
pYou can find the latest versions of Epilog Laser's driver and firmware software available for download at a href=http://www.epiloglaser.com/downloads.htm target=_blankwww.epiloglaser.com/downloads.htm/a. To stay informed when a new driver
Using the Center-Center Option in the Epilog Laser Dashboard - Print
h1Using the Center-Center Option in the Epilog Laser Dashboard/h1 pWhen engraving a uniquely-shaped item, the Center-Center option within the Epilog Laser Dashboard can be an invaluable tool. The Center-Center option allows you to define the
Using an Apple Computer with Laser - Print
h1Using an Apple Computer with the Laser/h1 pEpilog's Fusion Laser Series now features a Mac driver. To download the Mac driver for your Fusion Laser system, visit our driver/firmware a
Upgrading Firmware in Your Laser - Print
pa href=http://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/tech-support/upgrade_firmware.swf target=_blankClick here/a to see a video on how to upgrade your machine's
Warning from AVAST Antivirus Software - Print
pThis error message from AVAST is a result of an update the company did on June 3. Rest assured that Epilog software/files/drivers are all safe. /p pWe’ve learned they will be fixing this issue in their next update. In the interim
Using the Dithering Option in the Epilog Laser Dashboard - Print
pstrongWhat is dithering?/strongbr /Dithering defines how the dot patterns will be engraved in raster images that contain grayscales, blends or color. The new Epilog Laser Dashboard™ offers six different dithering patterns to enhance
Installing Firmware Updates with FlashMaster - Print
pstrongDownloading/strong/p pClick on the firmware download above and save. Normally, the default Save location is onto your Desktop folder. If the computer you are downloading from is not the same computer that is attached to your laser
Uninstalling a Windows Print Driver - Print
table height=1654 width=740 border=0 tbody tr td align=left width=356 valign=topspan class=text_blackbr / /span ul li class=text_blackGo to Devices and Printers./li li class=text_blackRight click on the
Using the Bottom-Up Engraving Option in the Laser Dashboard - Print
h1Using the Bottom-Up Engraving Option in the Laser Dashboard/h1 pAs any engraver knows, most materials you engrave or cut can produce a certain amount of debris. This is especially true with woods, acrylics and plastics. Epilog’s Laser
Cleaning the X-Axis Linear Encoder - Print
h2Cleaning the X-Axis Linear Encoder Strip/h2 pMachines: Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix, 36EXT Laser, and FiberMark./p pIf you are seeing wavy engraving, or the engraving seems to be drifting across the page, you probably have a dirty
Checking the Auto Focus Plunger Assembly - Print
h1Checking the Auto Focus Plunger Assembly/h1 pThis guide will walk you through troubleshooting common problems when dealing with the Auto Focus feature./p pThe Auto Focus Plunger is a tool the machine uses to focus the laser
Power Supply Replacement for the Epilog Zing - Print
pPower Supply Replacement for the Epilog Zing/p pMachine Type:          Epilog Zing 16 and 24 Laser/p pTools Required:        Phillips screw driver/p ol
X-Axis Assembly Removal and Installation for the Epilog Zing - Print
h2X-Axis Assembly Removal and Installation for the Epilog Zing/h2 pstrongMachine Type:/strong         Epilog Zing 16 and 24        /p pstrongTools
Y-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Zing - Print
h2strongY-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Zing/strong/h2 pstrongMachine Type:/strong          Epilog Zing 16 and 24/p pstrongTools
Incorrect Carriage Roller Size - Print
h2Symptom:/h2 pCarriage rollers are visually different in size, which may cause engraving quality issues. If the carriage rollers are left for too long, you may experience metal on metal contact once the rollers wear./p h2Issue:/h2
Laser Tube Assembly Replacement for the Zing Laser - Print
pstrongMachine Type: /strongEpilog Zing 16 and 24 Lasers/p pstrongTools Required:  /strong     /p ul li#1 Phillips screw driver/li /ul ol liLower the table to the bottom
Z-Axis Belt Replacement in the Epilog Mini - Print
H2BZ-Axis Belt Replacement in the Epilog Mini/B/H2 PBMachine Types:/B      Epilog Mini 18/24/P PBTools Needed:      /B/P UL LIPhilips head screw driver/LI LI5/16 Nut
Linear Encoder Cleaning on the Epilog Mini/Helix - Print
h2Cleaning the X-Axis Linear Encoder Strip/h2 pMachines: Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Laser, and FiberMark./p pIf you are seeing wavy engraving, or the engraving seems to be drifting across the page, you probably have a dirty linear encoder.
Squaring the Ruler Guides on the Mini/Helix - Print
H2Squaring the Ruler Guides on the Mini/Helix/H2 PSTRONGMachine Types: /STRONGEpilog Mini 18/24, Helix /P PIf your rulers have been moved accidentally or on purpose and you would like to return them to their original
X-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Mini - Print
H2BX-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Mini /B/H2 PSTRONGMachine Types: /STRONGEpilog Mini 18/24/P PSTRONGTools Needed:/STRONG #2 Phillips Head Screwdriver/P OL LITurn off and unplug the laser engraver./LI
Auto Focus Plunger Replacement on the Mini/Helix - Print
H2Auto Focus Plunger Replacement on the Mini/Helix /H2 PBMachine Type:/B      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix/P PBTools Needed:      /B/P UL LISmall screw driver/LI
Checking Table Level on the Mini and Helix Lasers - Print
h2strongChecking Table Level on the Mini and Helix Laser/strong/h2 pstrongMachine Type:/strong Mini 18 and 24, and Helix Laser /p pstrongTools required:/strong Manual Focus Gauge /p ol liWith your machine
Loss of Power in a Epilog Mini/Helix - Print
div pWhenever there is a perceived loss of power, it could be caused by dirty or damaged optics, bad laser beam alignment or a focus or table level issue. Below you can find links to instructions on checking and leveling the table as well
Setting the X-Y Home Position on the Mini/Helix - Print
H2Setting the X-Y Home Position on the Mini/Helix/H2 PSTRONGMachine Type:   /STRONG   Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix/P PSTRONGTools Needed: /STRONG     Ruler or Measuring Calipers/P
X-Axis Encoder Strip Replacement for the Mini/Helix - Print
H2X-Axis Encoder Strip Replacement for the Mini/Helix/H2 PSTRONGMachine Type: /STRONG     Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix/P PSTRONGTools Needed: /STRONG     /P UL LI# 1 Phillips
Power Supply (IPXQ to Meanwell) Replacement in the Epilog Helix - Print
H2Power Supply (IPXQ) Replacement in the Epilog Helix/H2 PBMachine Type:/B      Epilog Helix/P PBTools Needed:     /B/P UL LIPhilips head screw driver/LI LI5/16 nut
Power Supply Replacement (Meanwell) in the Epilog Helix - Print
H2BPower Supply Replacement (Meanwell) in the Epilog Helix/B/H2 PBMachine Type:/B    Epilog Helix/P PBTools Needed:      /B/P UL LIPhilips Head Screw Driver/LI LI5/16 nut
Duplicating Around a Center Point in CorelDRAW - Print
pThe Duplicate tool in CorelDRAW is one of our favorite features because it allows us to quickly design many of our laser projects. For certain projects, we often customize the Duplicate tool to copy a design and rotate it around a specific point
Changing the Default Pen Width in CorelDRAW X6 - Print
h1Changing the Default Pen Width in CorelDRAW X6 /h1 pStarting with CorelDRAW X5, Corel decided that the default line width would be .007. Because most laser drivers need to see line widths of less than .007 to vector cut, this presents an
Creating a Vignette in CorelDRAW - Print
h1Creating a Vignette in CorelDRAW/h1 pIf you're looking for a more sophisticated look when cropping and engraving photos, consider a vignette - a cropping technique that produces a soft, feathered edge that is very appealing./p pIn
How to Create Monograms for Your Laser - Print
h1How to Create Monograms for Your Laser/h1 p /p table width=592 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0 tbody tr td align=left scope=col colspan=2 valign=top class=text_black pMonogram necklaces are
How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6 - Print
div /div h1How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6/h1 div  table align=left border=0 style=width: 609px; height: 45px; tbody tr td valign=topSnowflakes are a festive symbol reminiscent of the holiday
Adding an Italic / Oblique Effect to a non-Italic Font - CorelDRAW X7 - Print
pHave you ever had a client or project requiring the italic version of a typeface, but the typeface you are using doesn't have an italic font? Many people experience this problem when designing with roman, hand-written, and calligraphic style
Creating Wood Veneer Inlays - Print
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Tracing a Logo in CorelDRAW 13 - Print
pHave you ever received a logo from a client that needs to be in vector format, but they only have it in a rasterized bitmap format? CorelDRAW X13 has updated their raster to vector trace feature to make it faster and easier to use, with much
Using the Weld Tool in CorelDRAW - Print
h1Using the Weld Tool in CorelDRAW/h1 pThe Weld Tool in CorelDRAW allows you to merge objects (text or shapes) together. This tool has been used in several of our Sample Club projects and will surely be a useful tool for laser operators as
Using What the Font to Identify Fonts - Print
pHave you ever received an engraving file without the font files included or the fonts are in a bitmap format?/p pEvery engraver knows the frustration of trying to match up a font to the sample that you receive from a customer. Corel has a
Creating a 3D Effect With the Laser on Acrylic and Glass - Print
pimg src=http://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/img/tech-support/technical-library/3-D_effect_acrylic_001.jpg alt= width=300 height=225 //p p1) This 3-D effect will work for any block style font and many other types of shapes, but for
Everything You Wanted to Know about Fonts...and Then Some! - Print
pRegardless of your design program, you’re likely faced with a myriad of fonts to select from when you’re creating a design. But how do you choose fonts? What types of fonts go with what kind of designs? How can you manipulate text and
Printing to your Laser from AutoCAD - Print
h1How do I print to the laser from AutoCAD?/h1 pThe following article includes general instructions and tips on printing to an Epilog Laser system from AutoCAD Software. br /AutoCAD is a very powerful software tool that is often used
Manipulating Clip Art to Create Unique Designs - Print
pOne of the most common challenges we hear from customers has absolutely nothing to do with lasers. Instead, we hear a lot of laser operators looking for unique and creative artwork they can use to create samples or custom projects for customers.
Make Your Own FontBot - Print
pWhat is a FontBot? It's a design you create from the letters and characters of a specific font. Designers have come up with all kinds of amazing robots and other creations using fonts, but what will yours look like?/p pimg
Design Tips for Non-Designers - Print
pDepending on the engraving services you provide and how you operate your business, you may be required to produce different designs, either for your own sample purposes or when completing jobs for customers. This can make even the best engravers
Photo Engraving Do's and Don'ts - Print
pPhotographs are one of the most popular items for engraving purposes. Taking a captured memory and engraving it upon a different material such as wood or marble truly takes photographs to the next level. Here we’ll cover the do’s and
Layering a Clip Art Image - Print
pIn our 3D acrylic Sample Club download, we engraved parts of a clip art image on five cut pieces of acrylic. When placed together, the engraved acrylic creates a 3D effect because of the different levels of each engraving. In this article we're
How to Laser Engrave and Cut Fabrics - Print
h1How to laser engrave and cut different fabrics/h1 p /p pFabric is quickly becoming a very popular material for both engraving and cutting. Natural fibers, as well as synthetic fabrics, are often cut and engraved with fantastic
Easily Remove Engraving Residue from Wood - Print
h1Easily Remove Engraving Residue from Wood/h1 p If you've ever run your laser at low speed and highpower, you've seen the results - sticky sap and varnish covering the areas you've already engraved. We wanted to share a product we've
Engraving Small Wood Photos with PhotoLaser Plus - Print
h1Engraving Small Wood Photos with PhotoLaser Plus/h1 pWith the introduction of PhotoLaser Plus, photo engraving has vastly improved. But at Epilog Laser, we're always looking for ways to make it even better. One of the improvements
Creating a Multiple Name Badge Layout - Print
pOne of the most common questions we receive is regarding badge layout. Although it looks easy, finding a quick way to create multiple name badges can create some major complications./p pSince working with PhotoLaser Plus, we've discovered a
Problem Installing PhotoLaser Plus - Print
pThese instructions provide solutions to installation problems customers have seen when installing PhotoLaser Plus (PLP). Our experience shows that installation problems can produce one of three error messages:/p ul liCannot install
Incremental Movement of the Engraving Table Up and Down - Print
pMoving down, the table moves .01-.015.  Moving the table up, you have more incremental control and it steps up at about .005 per
Setting up a Gun Stock for Engraving - Print
pEngraving an irregular or curved shaped object, like a gun stock, can be quite the challenge. We're going to show you a few different CorelDRAW techniques and tools that will make the task of engraving on a curved surface like this much
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - gunstock
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center | Epilog Laser Technical Support Knowledge Base | Imagine. Design. Create. - gunstock
Power Consumption and Your Laser - Print
h1Power Consumption and Your Laser/h1 pUsing the formula and information below, you can discover how much power our laser systems draw as well as how much it costs to operate a laser. Most users are pleasantly surprised at how energy and cost
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center - power consumption
Epilog Laser Knowledge Base - Support Center | Epilog Laser Technical Support Knowledge Base | Imagine. Design. Create. - power consumption
Adjusting Table Level for the Mini and Helix - Print
h2Checking and Adjusting Your Laser System's Table Level/h2 p class=TextNewspan class=text_blackstrongMachine types/strong: Mini, Helixbr /strongProcedure: /strongChecking table levelbr /strongTools required/strong:
Fan Replacement on the Epilog Mini and Helix Systems - Print
pFan Replacement on the Epilog Mini and Helix Systems/p pstrongMachine Type/strong:    Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix /p pstrongTools Needed/strong:   /p ul li#2 Phillips head
Keyboard Installation on the Mini - Print
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Setting Manual Focus and Auto Focus on the Mini/Helix - Print
H2BSetting Manual Focus & Auto Focus  /B/H2 PMachine Types:    Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix/P PTools Needed:    /P UL LI#1 Phillips Head Screwdriver/LI LIPiece of Anodize
Power Supply Replacement (IPXQ) on the Epilog Mini - Print
H2Power Supply Replacement (IPXQ) on the Epilog Mini/H2 PBMachine Types:/B Epilog Mini 18/24/P PBTools Needed:     /B/P UL LIPhilips Head Screw Driver/LI LI5/16 nut driver/LI LIWire
Windows 8 Driver Install Using a Crossover Ethernet Cable - Print
p*Please follow these instructions after you have changed your TCP/IP settings on your computer and after you disable the Driver Enforcement Signature./p ol liPress your Windows Button and X together to pull up your Power User Menu.
I-Beam Replacement on the Epilog Mini - Print
H2I-Beam Replacement on the Epilog Mini/H2 PSTRONGMachine Types: /STRONGEpilog Mini 18/24 /P PBTools needed/B: /P UL LINo. 2 Phillips head screwdriver/LI LINo. 1 Flat head screwdriver/LI LIWire clipper/LI
Z-Motor Replacement in the Mini/Helix - Print
H2STRONGZ-Motor Replacement in the Mini/Helix/STRONG/H2 PBMachine Type:/B      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix /P PBTools Needed:      /B/P UL LIPhilips head screw
Using the Straighten Image Tool in Corel X4 - Print
pa href=http://www.epiloglaser.com/downloads/tech_library/straighten_image.swf target=_blankClick here /ato open a walk-through examples of how to use the Straighten Image
Removing the Background from a Photo - Print
pAnyone who has engraved photographs has had the experience of someone bringing in a photograph with a dark background that has no contrast with the person that is in the picture./p pWhile you can fix a lot of the problems with software like
Creating an Outline Around a Clipart Image in Corel - Print
pClick here to see a video on how to create  an outline around a a href=http://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/tech-support/clipart_outline.swf target=_blankclipart
Tracing Clipart to Remove a White Background from Clipart - Print
pYou''''ve received your client''''s image for a project, and all they have available is a bitmap with a white background. You need to duplicate this image, but how can you quickly get rid of the white background?/p pFollow the steps below to
Creating 3D Artwork - Print
pa href=http://www.epiloglaser.com/downloads/tech_library/creating_3d_artwork.swf target=_blankClick here/a to see a walk-through video on how to create 3D artwork for the
Working with Single Line Fonts in CorelDRAW X4 - Print
pSingle-line fonts are in high demand by traditional engravers. Corel has recently attempted to meet that demand by creating a set a of new fonts that emulate the single-line effect./p pWhile they are not true single-line fonts, CorelDRAW X4
Maximum Rotary Attachment Diameters - Print
pstrongMaximum diameter that will fit on the Rotary Attachment for each system/strong/p ul liEpilog Zing 24: 5.25 (133mm)/li liEpilog Mini 18: 3 (76mm)/li liEpilog Mini 24: 5 (127mm)/li liEpilog Helix: 8 (203mm)/li
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How to Create a Jig for the Laser
      Technical Library: How to Create a Jig Creating a jig is a great way to approach engraving multiples of the same item, or when you have a large engraving job with multiple pieces of the same item with
              
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Exporting from PhotoLaser Plus
To open all of the features of PhotoLaser Plus you'll need to set an Epilog driver as your default printer in the program. Follow the steps below: Go to File > Print Select your Epilog driver as your printer and click OK. Close the software
              
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Installing CorelDRAW - Previous Version Installed Error
Users with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 are reporting issues installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 (CDGS X8). This update was released at the end of March and includes VC++ redistributables that are newer than those that are included in
              
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How Much Combustible Gas is Released From Laser Engraving
Combustible gas release from laser engraving is extremely minuscule. When materials are engraved with a laser, they emit combustion products. These consist largely of simple carbon smoke and debris. Gases are also produced; typical combustion gas
              
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How Do I Choose My Laser System's Wattage?
The power of the laser source is measured in watts. Depending on the machine you are considering you will have power options for your laser source that range from 30-120 watts for CO2 laser tubes. Generally speaking, lower power CO2 laser tubes will
              
501042 pages
Photo Laser Engraving on Wood with CorelDRAW X7
Open the photo for laser engraving on wood in CorelDRAW, then resize and crop the photo to the final size you are going to engrave. Note: It’s very important not to change the size of your photo once you convert the photo to a Black and
Photo Laser Engraving on Wood with CorelDRAW X7
Open the photo for laser engraving on wood in CorelDRAW, then resize and crop the photo to the final size you are going to engrave. Note: It’s very important not to change the size of your photo once you convert the photo to a Black and
              
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Find and Replace a Color in CorelDRAW
Find and Replace a Color in CorelDRAW The Find and Replace feature in CorelDRAW is a very useful tool for replacing color fills or outlines within a design. Replacing colors with varying shades of gray will result in an interesting and unique look
              
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Color Management Settings CorelDRAW X5, X6, X7
Change the circled options to the following settings: Some of our users have reported unsatisfactory engraving results when using CorelDRAW. We believe this is caused by certain Color Management settings, which can result in a pixilated output
              
121892 pages
Aligning the Laser Beam of the Mini and Helix
Aligning the Laser Beam of the Epilog Mini and Helix Machine Type: Mini 18 and 24 and Helix Laser  Tools Required:    # 1 Phillips Screw Driver 3/32 Hex (Allen) Wrench Target (supplied with machine) 1 piece of
Aligning the Laser Beam of the Mini and Helix
Aligning the Laser Beam of the Epilog Mini and Helix Machine Type: Mini 18 and 24 and Helix Laser  Tools Required:    # 1 Phillips Screw Driver 3/32 Hex (Allen) Wrench Target (supplied with machine) 1 piece of
              
119402 pages
Cleaning Your Optics
Cleaning the Optics in your Epilog Laser System Ensuring your optics are clean will help your laser system perform its best. If smoke, resin, or other contaminants are allowed to accumulate too heavily, they will reduce the available laser power
Cleaning Your Optics
Cleaning the Optics in your Epilog Laser System Ensuring your optics are clean will help your laser system perform its best. If smoke, resin, or other contaminants are allowed to accumulate too heavily, they will reduce the available laser power
              
119622 pages
Troubleshooting the Air Assist Feature
Troubleshooting the Air Assist Feature Machine Types: Mini 18, Mini 24, Helix, and EXT This guide will walk you through troubleshooting the most common problems that keep the Air Assist feature from working properly. Below are some common
Troubleshooting the Air Assist Feature
Troubleshooting the Air Assist Feature Machine Types: Mini 18, Mini 24, Helix, and EXT This guide will walk you through troubleshooting the most common problems that keep the Air Assist feature from working properly. Below are some common
              
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Control/Display Unit Replacement on the Epilog Zing
Control/Display Unit Replacement on the Epilog Zing Machine Type: Epilog Zing LaserTools Required: Phillips screwdriver Notes: The control and display units are a single piece. They will be removed and replaced together. Included in the
                   
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Control/Display Unit Replacement on the Epilog Zing
Control/Display Unit Replacement on the Epilog Zing Machine Type: Epilog Zing LaserTools Required: Phillips screwdriver Notes: The control and display units are a single piece. They will be removed and replaced together. Included in the
              
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Lens Carriage Removal and Installation on the Epilog Zing
Lens Carriage Removal and Installation on the Epilog Zing Laser Machine Type:          Zing Engraver Tools Required:        Phillips screw driver Disconnect the machine
              
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Control Board Replacement on the Mini and Helix Systems
Control Board Replacement on the Mini and Helix Systems Machine Types:  Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Tools needed:  #1 & #2 Phillips head screwdrivers Note: If you are printing through the Ethernet port it is important that you retrieve
              
123991 page
X-Axis Rail Assembly Replacement on the Epilog Mini
X-Axis Rail Assembly Replacement on the Epilog Mini Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24Tools Needed:      Large Philips head screw driverSmall Philips head screw driverFlat head screw
              
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Purchase or Print a New Laser Alignment Target
Purchase or Print a New Laser Alignment Target If you need a new target for aligning your laser beam you can order one by calling 303-215-9171. Press #1 and request: TT198: Target for the Epilog Zing, Mini, Helix, and older
Purchase or Print a New Laser Alignment Target
Purchase or Print a New Laser Alignment Target If you need a new target for aligning your laser beam you can order one by calling 303-215-9171. Press #1 and request: TT198: Target for the Epilog Zing, Mini, Helix, and older
              
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220VAC Power Connections: Core End Type and Photo
Systems: All Epilog's laser systems use auto-switching power supplies accommodating 110 to 240 volts at 50-60Hz. We recommend a dedicated 15A breaker regardless of voltage. If you are going to be running your laser on a 220V and are located in the
220VAC Power Connections: Core End Type and Photo
Systems: All Epilog's laser systems use auto-switching power supplies accommodating 110 to 240 volts at 50-60Hz. We recommend a dedicated 15A breaker regardless of voltage. If you are going to be running your laser on a 220V and are located in the
              
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Power Requirements by Laser Wattage
Systems: All This information is to be used only to size a power condition or an UPS (uninterruptible power supply)and should not be used to size the circuit providing voltage to the system. The circuit requirement remains as a 15 amp circuit.
Power Requirements by Laser Wattage
Systems: All This information is to be used only to size a power condition or an UPS (uninterruptible power supply)and should not be used to size the circuit providing voltage to the system. The circuit requirement remains as a 15 amp circuit.
              
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How to Install / Troubleshoot a USB Connection over Windows 7
When installing the Epilog Engraver over USB on Windows 7 64bit OS, you must follow the steps below: Turn the laser system off and your computer on.  Plug your USB cable plugged into both the computer and the laser, turn the Engraver ‘ON’
                   
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How to Install / Troubleshoot a USB Connection over Windows 7
When installing the Epilog Engraver over USB on Windows 7 64bit OS, you must follow the steps below: Turn the laser system off and your computer on.  Plug your USB cable plugged into both the computer and the laser, turn the Engraver ‘ON’
              
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How to Set the Default Settings in the Print Driver
To change the default settings in the print driver, follow the instructions below: 1. Click 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Devices and Printers' in Windows 7--2. Right-Click on the Epilog Engraver Driver Icon and select 'Printer Preferences'--3.
How to Set the Default Settings in the Print Driver
To change the default settings in the print driver, follow the instructions below: 1. Click 'Start', 'Control Panel', 'Devices and Printers' in Windows 7--2. Right-Click on the Epilog Engraver Driver Icon and select 'Printer Preferences'--3.
              
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64 Bit Drivers for older Epilog Laser Systems
----Epilog only has 64 bit drivers for the Epilog Zing, Mini, Helix, EXT, FiberMark and Fusion lasers. Unfortunately we have no plans to release 64bit drivers for our previous model machines and thus, you must either continue using a 32bit
64 Bit Drivers for older Epilog Laser Systems
----Epilog only has 64 bit drivers for the Epilog Zing, Mini, Helix, EXT, FiberMark and Fusion lasers. Unfortunately we have no plans to release 64bit drivers for our previous model machines and thus, you must either continue using a 32bit
              
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Reducing Fire Hazards with your Laser
Your laser system uses a high intensity beam of light that can generate extremely high temperatures when it comes into contact with the material being engraved, marked or cut. Some materials are extremely flammable and can easily ignite and burst
Reducing Fire Hazards with your Laser
Your laser system uses a high intensity beam of light that can generate extremely high temperatures when it comes into contact with the material being engraved, marked or cut. Some materials are extremely flammable and can easily ignite and burst
              
119412 pages
Cleaning the Laser's Vector Cutting Grid
Cleaning Your Vector Grid The vector grid is an invaluable tool for operators who perform cutting tasks. With continual use, the vector grid can become dirty from the residue left behind from certain materials - especially wood. Here we'll discuss
Cleaning the Laser's Vector Cutting Grid
Cleaning Your Vector Grid The vector grid is an invaluable tool for operators who perform cutting tasks. With continual use, the vector grid can become dirty from the residue left behind from certain materials - especially wood. Here we'll discuss
              
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CorelDRAW X6 Settings: Fix Engraved Bars Extending Past Right Side of Image
Systems: All When setting up Corel X6, there is a setting that much be chosen to work correctly with your Epilog Laser system. If it is not selected, it will result in engraved bars that extend past the right-hand side of the image, as shown below:
              
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Aligning the Laser Beam on the Epilog Zing
Aligning the Laser Beam on the Epilog Zing
Aligning the Laser Beam on the Epilog Zing
              
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Job Position Error
When the display reads Position Error, this usually means that you have “Center Engraving” selected in the Dashboard and haven’t set a Center Point or did not mean to have Center Engraving selected at all. --If you are not attempting to use the
Job Position Error
When the display reads Position Error, this usually means that you have “Center Engraving” selected in the Dashboard and haven’t set a Center Point or did not mean to have Center Engraving selected at all. --If you are not attempting to use the
              
299732 pages
Wireless Printing to an Epilog Laser
Wireless Printing to an Epilog Laser Did you know that current Epilog laser systems (Zing, Mini, Helix, EXT and FiberMark) have the ability to be set up as a wireless printer? This means you can print to your laser wirelessly from any computer
Wireless Printing to an Epilog Laser
Wireless Printing to an Epilog Laser Did you know that current Epilog laser systems (Zing, Mini, Helix, EXT and FiberMark) have the ability to be set up as a wireless printer? This means you can print to your laser wirelessly from any computer
              
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Troubleshooting a Crossover Cable Connection
Troubleshooting a Direct Network Connection via Crossover Cable If you find yourself unable to print when connected to the host computer via crossover cable, please check the following items for a possible resolution. Delete all jobs from
Troubleshooting a Crossover Cable Connection
Troubleshooting a Direct Network Connection via Crossover Cable If you find yourself unable to print when connected to the host computer via crossover cable, please check the following items for a possible resolution. Delete all jobs from
              
119822 pages
Lens Carriage Roller Replacement on the Zing Laser
Zing Engraver Lens Carriage Roller Replacement Machine Type: Epilog Zing LaserTools Required: Phillips screwdriver Disconnect the machine from its power source. Remove the power cord from the machine.  Move the X-Axis assembly to the
Lens Carriage Roller Replacement on the Zing Laser
Zing Engraver Lens Carriage Roller Replacement Machine Type: Epilog Zing LaserTools Required: Phillips screwdriver Disconnect the machine from its power source. Remove the power cord from the machine.  Move the X-Axis assembly to the
              
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X-Axis Encoder Read Head Replacement on the Mini
X-Axis Encoder Read Head Replacement on the Mini/Helix Machine Type: Mini 18/24 Tools Required: Large #2 Phillips head screwdriver Small #3 Phillips head screwdriver 3/32 Allen Wrench Make sure the engraver is shut off. Open the
X-Axis Encoder Read Head Replacement on the Mini
X-Axis Encoder Read Head Replacement on the Mini/Helix Machine Type: Mini 18/24 Tools Required: Large #2 Phillips head screwdriver Small #3 Phillips head screwdriver 3/32 Allen Wrench Make sure the engraver is shut off. Open the
              
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X-Axis Belt Replacement on the Mini
X-Axis Belt Replacement on the Mini Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed:      #1 and #2 Screwdriver Stapler  Turn off the machine and unplug the power cord. Remove
X-Axis Belt Replacement on the Mini
X-Axis Belt Replacement on the Mini Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed:      #1 and #2 Screwdriver Stapler  Turn off the machine and unplug the power cord. Remove
              
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X-Axis Flex Cable Replacement on the Epilog Mini
X-Axis Flex Cable Replacement on the Epilog Mini  Machine Types:      Epilog Mini 18/24  Tools Needed:      Phillips #1
X-Axis Flex Cable Replacement on the Epilog Mini
X-Axis Flex Cable Replacement on the Epilog Mini  Machine Types:      Epilog Mini 18/24  Tools Needed:      Phillips #1
              
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Super-Silent Fans Installation Instructions for the Epilog Mini and Helix
Super-Silent Fans Installation Instructions for the Epilog Mini and Helix Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 and HelixTools Needed: #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver 5/16 nut driver Turn off and unplug the engraver from the power source. Facing
Super-Silent Fans Installation Instructions for the Epilog Mini and Helix
Super-Silent Fans Installation Instructions for the Epilog Mini and Helix Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 and HelixTools Needed: #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver 5/16 nut driver Turn off and unplug the engraver from the power source. Facing
              
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Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix
Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix  Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix Tools needed: Phillips head screwdriver #1  Turn off and unplug the laser system. Facing the back of the machine, remove the 9
Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix
Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix  Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix Tools needed: Phillips head screwdriver #1  Turn off and unplug the laser system. Facing the back of the machine, remove the 9
Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix
Laser Tube Replacement in the Epilog Mini and Helix  Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix Tools needed: Phillips head screwdriver #1  Turn off and unplug the laser system. Facing the back of the machine, remove the 9
              
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Display Installation on the Mini/Helix
Display Installation on the Mini/Helix Machine Types:      Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix Tools Needed:      #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver Turn the engraver off and unplug the power cord from the side of
                   
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Display Installation on the Mini/Helix
Display Installation on the Mini/Helix Machine Types:      Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix Tools Needed:      #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver Turn the engraver off and unplug the power cord from the side of
              
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Y-Axis Belt Replacement on the Epilog Mini/Helix/FiberMark
Y-Axis Belt Replacement on the Epilog Mini/Helix/FiberMark  Machine Type:   Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix and FiberMark  Tools Needed:      Philips head screw driver 5/16 Nut
                   
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Y-Axis Belt Replacement on the Epilog Mini/Helix/FiberMark
Y-Axis Belt Replacement on the Epilog Mini/Helix/FiberMark  Machine Type:   Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix and FiberMark  Tools Needed:      Philips head screw driver 5/16 Nut
              
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Replacing the X-Motor on the Legend 36EXT
Replacing the X-Motor on the Legend 36EXT Machines: Legend 36EXTTools: 5/32 Allen Wrench Remove both side panels. Push the I-beam until it is perpendicular to the opening on the left side of the machine, so it is more accessible. Disconnect
              
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Replacing the Legend 36EXT Lens Assembly
Replacing the Epilog Legend 36EXT Lens Assembly Although the standard 2 focal lens that comes with the EXT will work well for most projects, to achieve the optimum laser beam on special types of projects, we offer two optional focus lenses. The
Replacing the Legend 36EXT Lens Assembly
Replacing the Epilog Legend 36EXT Lens Assembly Although the standard 2 focal lens that comes with the EXT will work well for most projects, to achieve the optimum laser beam on special types of projects, we offer two optional focus lenses. The
              
229922 pages
Flattening Two Lines Into One
First we're going to need to separate the two lines. The best way to do this is either to ungroup the lines by right clicking and selecting ungroup.  If ungroup is not an option, you may see Break Contour Group Apart. Select this. Next,
Flattening Two Lines Into One
First we're going to need to separate the two lines. The best way to do this is either to ungroup the lines by right clicking and selecting ungroup.  If ungroup is not an option, you may see Break Contour Group Apart. Select this. Next,
              
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Large Fonts Automatically Vector Cut in CorelDRAW X6
This is a basic setting in X6, it’s under Tools/Options/Global/Printing/Driver Compatibility. “All Text as Graphics” needs to be unselected for all Epilog drivers. You can select the different Epilog drivers from the drop down box at top of
Large Fonts Automatically Vector Cut in CorelDRAW X6
This is a basic setting in X6, it’s under Tools/Options/Global/Printing/Driver Compatibility. “All Text as Graphics” needs to be unselected for all Epilog drivers. You can select the different Epilog drivers from the drop down box at top of
              
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Smaller fonts with hairline outline will not cut (beeps, job done) in CorelDRAW X6.
The cause of this is an older revision of Corel X6. Latest is 16.3. If you’re running 16.0 you’ll need to update to 16.1 before 16.3. Both downloads are on the Corel
Smaller fonts with hairline outline will not cut (beeps, job done) in CorelDRAW X6.
The cause of this is an older revision of Corel X6. Latest is 16.3. If you’re running 16.0 you’ll need to update to 16.1 before 16.3. Both downloads are on the Corel
Smaller fonts with hairline outline will not cut (beeps, job done) in CorelDRAW X6.
The cause of this is an older revision of Corel X6. Latest is 16.3. If you’re running 16.0 you’ll need to update to 16.1 before 16.3. Both downloads are on the Corel
              
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Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights
Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights If you're vector cutting items and set the line width to hairline in Corel, you should have no problem cutting. But what about other line weights? Which ones engrave and which ones will cut? And what
Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights
Cutting and Engraving Different Line Weights If you're vector cutting items and set the line width to hairline in Corel, you should have no problem cutting. But what about other line weights? Which ones engrave and which ones will cut? And what
              
299522 pages
Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer
Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer When we're running custom engraving jobs, there is nothing better than combining our features of Red Dot Pointer and Center-Center Engraving to quickly position the product. While at the
Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer
Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer When we're running custom engraving jobs, there is nothing better than combining our features of Red Dot Pointer and Center-Center Engraving to quickly position the product. While at the
              
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How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment
How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment Using your rotary attachment to create 360 degree engravings will give even more versatility to your Epilog laser system. Setting up the artwork to wrap around an object is very simple.
How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment
How to Set Up Artwork for Engraving with the Rotary Attachment Using your rotary attachment to create 360 degree engravings will give even more versatility to your Epilog laser system. Setting up the artwork to wrap around an object is very simple.
              
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Mirror Engraving
Mirror Engraving from the Front and Back Mirror engraves beautifully with a CO2 laser and allows you to create different effects depending on which side of the mirror you are etching. Read on to learn more. In this photo we've engraved half of
Mirror Engraving
Mirror Engraving from the Front and Back Mirror engraves beautifully with a CO2 laser and allows you to create different effects depending on which side of the mirror you are etching. Read on to learn more. In this photo we've engraved half of
              
299552 pages
Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark
Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark There are many different applications or finished “looks” fiber laser systems were designed to achieve. All of these looks are created using various speed, power, frequency and focus
Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark
Different Marks You Can Achieve on the FiberMark There are many different applications or finished “looks” fiber laser systems were designed to achieve. All of these looks are created using various speed, power, frequency and focus
              
300302 pages
Creating an Applique
Creating an Applique with the Laser With a few easy steps you can create your own custom cut appliqué out of two-ply twills! Follow these instructions to see how we've taken a piece of clipart and optimized it to create this stunning design!
Creating an Applique
Creating an Applique with the Laser With a few easy steps you can create your own custom cut appliqué out of two-ply twills! Follow these instructions to see how we've taken a piece of clipart and optimized it to create this stunning design!
              
299472 pages
Transforming a Vignette in PhotoLaser Plus
Transforming a Vignette in PhotoLaser Plus If you're looking for a more sophisticated look when cropping and engraving photos, consider a vignette - a cropping technique that produces a soft, feathered edge that is very appealing. In order to
Transforming a Vignette in PhotoLaser Plus
Transforming a Vignette in PhotoLaser Plus If you're looking for a more sophisticated look when cropping and engraving photos, consider a vignette - a cropping technique that produces a soft, feathered edge that is very appealing. In order to
              
427962 pages
PhotoLaser Plus Quick Start
This page is to provide you with special settings that we've developed with CADLink for PhotoLaser Plus, as well as to provide you with some quick tips that we think you'll find helpful when using the software. Photo Engraving Settings Copy
PhotoLaser Plus Quick Start
This page is to provide you with special settings that we've developed with CADLink for PhotoLaser Plus, as well as to provide you with some quick tips that we think you'll find helpful when using the software. Photo Engraving Settings Copy
              
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Creating a Serial Tag with Variable Data in PhotoLaser Plus
Did you know you can use the badge layout tool in PhotoLaser Plus to create serial tags with variable data? It's a quick and easy way to create a serialized tag system that can be engraved and cut with the laser. In this article we'll be looking at
Creating a Serial Tag with Variable Data in PhotoLaser Plus
Did you know you can use the badge layout tool in PhotoLaser Plus to create serial tags with variable data? It's a quick and easy way to create a serialized tag system that can be engraved and cut with the laser. In this article we'll be looking at
              
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How do I use the Job Manager?
You can download the instructions by clicking here: http://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/driver-instructions/job-manager-instructions.pdf.
How do I use the Job Manager?
You can download the instructions by clicking here: http://www.epiloglaser.com/assets/downloads/driver-instructions/job-manager-instructions.pdf.
              
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Expanding Thin Shapes for Laser Cutting - Adobe Illustrator CC 2014
When cutting out very thin or intricate patterns with the laser, the final cuts can sometimes be so thin that they may break during everyday handling. In this article, we will show you how to expand thin objects with Adobe Illustrator CC
Expanding Thin Shapes for Laser Cutting - Adobe Illustrator CC 2014
When cutting out very thin or intricate patterns with the laser, the final cuts can sometimes be so thin that they may break during everyday handling. In this article, we will show you how to expand thin objects with Adobe Illustrator CC
              
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Creating a Skateboard Jig in CorelDRAW X5
How to Create a Skateboard Jig using CorelDRAW X5 Because of their large work area and laser-friendly material, skateboards are becoming a fast favorite for custom engraving. While the task can seem a bit challenging, we'll show you how,
              
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Converting Vector Artwork from CMYK to RGB - CorelDRAW
Start by selecting all of your artwork with the Pick Tool (CTRL + A). Next open the Replace Objects Wizard, by selecting Edit / Find & Replace / Replace Objects from the drop-down menu option. Select Replace a color model or palette from the
              
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Symantec / Windows SmartScreen Warnings after Driver Downloads
Due to recent Symantec and other malware/virus monitoring security updates, some customers have been experiencing warnings when trying to installing the Zing, Legend, Fusion, and FiberMark series print drivers. Most of these issues can be traced
              
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Laser 3D Model Making with 123D Make
Systems All:   Turning your 3D models into a real-world objects is quick and easy with the combined power of AutoDesk's 123D Make software and an Epilog Laser system.   1. Start by opening one of the example models in 123D Make or a
              
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Using the Stop/Focus Feature
 Click here to see a video of how to use the Stop/Focus feature to keep the laser head from
              
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Maximum Table Weight
    Static: Lifting: Epilog Zing 16 and 24 50 lbs (22.7 kg) 25 lbs (11.5 kg) Epilog Mini 18 and 24 50 lbs (22.7 kg) 25 lbs (11.5 kg) Epilog Helix 24 70 lbs (32 kg) 30 lbs (14 kg) Epilog Fusion 32 and 40
              
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Selecting an Uninterrupted Power Supply for your Epilog Laser System
Selecting an Uninterruptible Power Supply for your Epilog Laser System Spring is a time for many things, including unpredictable weather. While many people have battery backup for clocks, computers and other important devices, many don’t
              
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Laser Systems and Printed Circuit Boards
One of the most common questions we get at Epilog is can your lasers do printed circuit boards? The answer is multifaceted and, depending on the application, there are some ways to use lasers with PCBs. Here we'll take a look at the some PCB
              
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YAG Laser vs. CO2 Lasers
Two of the most common types of lasers you hear about are YAG and CO2. While Epilog manufactures a CO2 laser system, we wanted to give you some information about the two different types of laser systems and which one may be right for your
              
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Laser Resolution and How it Affects Engraving
Higher laser resolution equates to finer detail in your engraving. With the exception of the Zing Starter Series, which goes up to 1000 DPI, the rest of Epilog's product line can engrave at resolutions up to 1200 DPI. Resolution is only one factor
              
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Focus Lens 101
 This Technical Library article discusses the purpose of the focus lens as well as guidelines for using lenses of different sizes for various projects. What does a focus lens do? A laser beam emanating from the laser tube is typically around
              
300281 page
Using a Mask to Create a Color Fill
Using a Mask to Create a Color Fill For this exercise, we'll be demonstrating how to use a mask or application tape to create a color fill. Application tapes are great for protecting surfaces from smoke or debris that's created while the laser is
              
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Material Safety and your Laser
Material Safety and your Laser While nearly any material you put into your engraving system will contain and or release some sort of residue or debris, generally speaking, most materials are safe to use in your system. However, there are certain
              
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Lens Cleaner - How to Purchase More
Lens Cleaner - How to Purchase More You can purchase it directly from Epilog Technical Support. Dial +1 303.215.9171, press #1 for parts. The part number for the lens cleaner is MCP-303.    
              
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Moving the Laser System
Moving the Laser System If you have the original foam and cardboard inserts available, reinsert them into the machine with the main concern being that the I-Beam (the main bar that contains the lens carriage) stays secure in its track. We
              
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Saving Configuration Settings in the Epilog Laser Dashboard
Saving Configuration Settings in the Epilog Laser Dashboard Did you know you can save your most common laser engraving/cutting speed and power configurations through Epilog's Laser Dashboard™? The “Configurations” feature is a
              
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Driver and Firmware Downloads
You can find the latest versions of Epilog Laser's driver and firmware software available for download at www.epiloglaser.com/downloads.htm. To stay informed when a new driver version is released, join the Driver Notification mailing list located on
              
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Using the Center-Center Option in the Epilog Laser Dashboard
Using the Center-Center Option in the Epilog Laser Dashboard When engraving a uniquely-shaped item, the Center-Center option within the Epilog Laser Dashboard can be an invaluable tool. The Center-Center option allows you to define the center of
              
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Using an Apple Computer with Laser
Using an Apple Computer with the Laser Epilog's Fusion Laser Series now features a Mac driver. To download the Mac driver for your Fusion Laser system, visit our driver/firmware downloads page. If you aren't a Fusion Laser owner and would still
              
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Upgrading Firmware in Your Laser
Click here to see a video on how to upgrade your machine's
              
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Warning from AVAST Antivirus Software
This error message from AVAST is a result of an update the company did on June 3. Rest assured that Epilog software/files/drivers are all safe.  We’ve learned they will be fixing this issue in their next update. In the interim we are
              
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Using the Dithering Option in the Epilog Laser Dashboard
What is dithering?Dithering defines how the dot patterns will be engraved in raster images that contain grayscales, blends or color. The new Epilog Laser Dashboard™ offers six different dithering patterns to enhance your engraving results.
              
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Installing Firmware Updates with FlashMaster
Downloading Click on the firmware download above and save. Normally, the default Save location is onto your Desktop folder. If the computer you are downloading from is not the same computer that is attached to your laser system you may want to save
              
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Uninstalling a Windows Print Driver
Go to Devices and Printers. Right click on the driver you wish to remove and select Remove Device. Make sure that was the only driver of its kind. If there is more than one, remove the others, too. Reboot computer. This is an
              
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Using the Bottom-Up Engraving Option in the Laser Dashboard
Using the Bottom-Up Engraving Option in the Laser Dashboard As any engraver knows, most materials you engrave or cut can produce a certain amount of debris. This is especially true with woods, acrylics and plastics. Epilog’s Laser
              
119641 page
Cleaning the X-Axis Linear Encoder
Cleaning the X-Axis Linear Encoder Strip Machines: Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix, 36EXT Laser, and FiberMark. If you are seeing wavy engraving, or the engraving seems to be drifting across the page, you probably have a dirty linear encoder.
              
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Checking the Auto Focus Plunger Assembly
Checking the Auto Focus Plunger Assembly This guide will walk you through troubleshooting common problems when dealing with the Auto Focus feature. The Auto Focus Plunger is a tool the machine uses to focus the laser automatically.Below are
              
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Power Supply Replacement for the Epilog Zing
Power Supply Replacement for the Epilog Zing Machine Type:          Epilog Zing 16 and 24 Laser Tools Required:        Phillips screw driver Lower the table to the bottom of
              
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X-Axis Assembly Removal and Installation for the Epilog Zing
X-Axis Assembly Removal and Installation for the Epilog Zing Machine Type:         Epilog Zing 16 and 24         Tools
              
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Y-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Zing
Y-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Zing Machine Type:          Epilog Zing 16 and 24 Tools Required:        #1 Phillips screw driver  Remove the back panel
              
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Incorrect Carriage Roller Size
Symptom: Carriage rollers are visually different in size, which may cause engraving quality issues. If the carriage rollers are left for too long, you may experience metal on metal contact once the rollers wear. Issue: Zing engravers may contain
              
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Laser Tube Assembly Replacement for the Zing Laser
Machine Type: Epilog Zing 16 and 24 Lasers Tools Required:        #1 Phillips screw driver Lower the table to the bottom of the machine.  Turn off the machine.   Disconnect the
              
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Z-Axis Belt Replacement in the Epilog Mini
Z-Axis Belt Replacement in the Epilog Mini Machine Types:      Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed:      Philips head screw driver 5/16 Nut Driver  3/32 Hex Wrench Wire Cutters Sharpie Marker
              
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Linear Encoder Cleaning on the Epilog Mini/Helix
Cleaning the X-Axis Linear Encoder Strip Machines: Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Laser, and FiberMark. If you are seeing wavy engraving, or the engraving seems to be drifting across the page, you probably have a dirty linear encoder. Cleaing it is a
              
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Squaring the Ruler Guides on the Mini/Helix
Squaring the Ruler Guides on the Mini/Helix Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix  If your rulers have been moved accidentally or on purpose and you would like to return them to their original positioning, and by following these simple
              
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X-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Mini
X-Axis Motor Replacement on the Epilog Mini  Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed: #2 Phillips Head Screwdriver Turn off and unplug the laser engraver. You will need to remove the left and right sides of the engraver. To do this,
              
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Auto Focus Plunger Replacement on the Mini/Helix
Auto Focus Plunger Replacement on the Mini/Helix  Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Tools Needed:      Small screw driver 5/64 Allen wrench Intro: This procedure details
                   
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Auto Focus Plunger Replacement on the Mini/Helix
Auto Focus Plunger Replacement on the Mini/Helix  Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Tools Needed:      Small screw driver 5/64 Allen wrench Intro: This procedure details
              
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Checking Table Level on the Mini and Helix Lasers
Checking Table Level on the Mini and Helix Laser Machine Type: Mini 18 and 24, and Helix Laser  Tools required: Manual Focus Gauge  With your machine on, open up the main door so you can have full access to the table.  Locate
              
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Loss of Power in a Epilog Mini/Helix
Whenever there is a perceived loss of power, it could be caused by dirty or damaged optics, bad laser beam alignment or a focus or table level issue. Below you can find links to instructions on checking and leveling the table as well as
              
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Setting the X-Y Home Position on the Mini/Helix
Setting the X-Y Home Position on the Mini/Helix Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Tools Needed:      Ruler or Measuring Calipers Turn on the engraver. Open a new page in Corel Draw.
              
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X-Axis Encoder Strip Replacement for the Mini/Helix
X-Axis Encoder Strip Replacement for the Mini/Helix Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix Tools Needed:      # 1 Phillips head screw driver Small Phillips head screw driver 3/32 Allen
              
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Power Supply (IPXQ to Meanwell) Replacement in the Epilog Helix
Power Supply (IPXQ) Replacement in the Epilog Helix Machine Type:      Epilog Helix Tools Needed:      Philips head screw driver 5/16 nut driver Wire cutters Equipment: Intro:
              
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Power Supply Replacement (Meanwell) in the Epilog Helix
Power Supply Replacement (Meanwell) in the Epilog Helix Machine Type:    Epilog Helix Tools Needed:      Philips Head Screw Driver 5/16 nut driver Wire Cutters  Equipment:  Intro:
              
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Duplicating Around a Center Point in CorelDRAW
The Duplicate tool in CorelDRAW is one of our favorite features because it allows us to quickly design many of our laser projects. For certain projects, we often customize the Duplicate tool to copy a design and rotate it around a specific point on
              
299081 page
Changing the Default Pen Width in CorelDRAW X6
Changing the Default Pen Width in CorelDRAW X6 Starting with CorelDRAW X5, Corel decided that the default line width would be .007. Because most laser drivers need to see line widths of less than .007 to vector cut, this presents an issue for
              
299481 page
Creating a Vignette in CorelDRAW
Creating a Vignette in CorelDRAW If you're looking for a more sophisticated look when cropping and engraving photos, consider a vignette - a cropping technique that produces a soft, feathered edge that is very appealing. In order to create a
              
299011 page
How to Create Monograms for Your Laser
How to Create Monograms for Your Laser   Monogram necklaces are exceptionally popular gifts. Here we'll walk you through the steps of creating a monogram in CorelDRAW and manipulating it so the laser cuts it as a single piece. All you
              
298341 page
How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6
  How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6   Snowflakes are a festive symbol reminiscent of the holiday season. Using a few tools in  CorelDRAW, it's  easy to create your own  one-of-a-kind snowflake design.
              
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Adding an Italic / Oblique Effect to a non-Italic Font - CorelDRAW X7
Have you ever had a client or project requiring the italic version of a typeface, but the typeface you are using doesn't have an italic font? Many people experience this problem when designing with roman, hand-written, and calligraphic style
              
299051 page
Creating Wood Veneer Inlays
   How-to Create Wood Veneer Inlays By Terry Beauchamp Whether you are just starting out or an expert woodworker, creating decorative inlays for your wood projects with your laser will enhance the design and profitability of many
              
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Tracing a Logo in CorelDRAW 13
Have you ever received a logo from a client that needs to be in vector format, but they only have it in a rasterized bitmap format? CorelDRAW X13 has updated their raster to vector trace feature to make it faster and easier to use, with much better
              
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Using the Weld Tool in CorelDRAW
Using the Weld Tool in CorelDRAW The Weld Tool in CorelDRAW allows you to merge objects (text or shapes) together. This tool has been used in several of our Sample Club projects and will surely be a useful tool for laser operators as they create
              
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Using What the Font to Identify Fonts
Have you ever received an engraving file without the font files included or the fonts are in a bitmap format? Every engraver knows the frustration of trying to match up a font to the sample that you receive from a customer. Corel has a new feature
              
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Creating a 3D Effect With the Laser on Acrylic and Glass
1) This 3-D effect will work for any block style font and many other types of shapes, but for this exercise we are going to apply the effect to the letter E. Start with a capital letter E to the specifications below. Font: Arial Black
              
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Fonts...and Then Some!
Regardless of your design program, you’re likely faced with a myriad of fonts to select from when you’re creating a design. But how do you choose fonts? What types of fonts go with what kind of designs? How can you manipulate text and
              
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Printing to your Laser from AutoCAD
How do I print to the laser from AutoCAD? The following article includes general instructions and tips on printing to an Epilog Laser system from AutoCAD Software. AutoCAD is a very powerful software tool that is often used in conjunction with
              
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Manipulating Clip Art to Create Unique Designs
One of the most common challenges we hear from customers has absolutely nothing to do with lasers. Instead, we hear a lot of laser operators looking for unique and creative artwork they can use to create samples or custom projects for customers. If
              
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Make Your Own FontBot
What is a FontBot? It's a design you create from the letters and characters of a specific font. Designers have come up with all kinds of amazing robots and other creations using fonts, but what will yours look like? We'll be giving a quick
              
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Design Tips for Non-Designers
Depending on the engraving services you provide and how you operate your business, you may be required to produce different designs, either for your own sample purposes or when completing jobs for customers. This can make even the best engravers a
              
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Photo Engraving Do's and Don'ts
Photographs are one of the most popular items for engraving purposes. Taking a captured memory and engraving it upon a different material such as wood or marble truly takes photographs to the next level. Here we’ll cover the do’s and
              
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Layering a Clip Art Image
In our 3D acrylic Sample Club download, we engraved parts of a clip art image on five cut pieces of acrylic. When placed together, the engraved acrylic creates a 3D effect because of the different levels of each engraving. In this article we're
              
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How to Laser Engrave and Cut Fabrics
How to laser engrave and cut different fabrics   Fabric is quickly becoming a very popular material for both engraving and cutting. Natural fibers, as well as synthetic fabrics, are often cut and engraved with fantastic results with a laser
              
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Easily Remove Engraving Residue from Wood
Easily Remove Engraving Residue from Wood  If you've ever run your laser at low speed and highpower, you've seen the results - sticky sap and varnish covering the areas you've already engraved. We wanted to share a product we've found that
              
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Engraving Small Wood Photos with PhotoLaser Plus
Engraving Small Wood Photos with PhotoLaser Plus With the introduction of PhotoLaser Plus, photo engraving has vastly improved. But at Epilog Laser, we're always looking for ways to make it even better. One of the improvements we’ve recently
              
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Creating a Multiple Name Badge Layout
One of the most common questions we receive is regarding badge layout. Although it looks easy, finding a quick way to create multiple name badges can create some major complications. Since working with PhotoLaser Plus, we've discovered a great
              
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Problem Installing PhotoLaser Plus
These instructions provide solutions to installation problems customers have seen when installing PhotoLaser Plus (PLP). Our experience shows that installation problems can produce one of three error messages: Cannot install Product.ini This is
              
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Incremental Movement of the Engraving Table Up and Down
Moving down, the table moves .01-.015.  Moving the table up, you have more incremental control and it steps up at about .005 per
              
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Setting up a Gun Stock for Engraving
Engraving an irregular or curved shaped object, like a gun stock, can be quite the challenge. We're going to show you a few different CorelDRAW techniques and tools that will make the task of engraving on a curved surface like this much easier. For
              
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Power Consumption and Your Laser
Power Consumption and Your Laser Using the formula and information below, you can discover how much power our laser systems draw as well as how much it costs to operate a laser. Most users are pleasantly surprised at how energy and cost efficient
              
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Adjusting Table Level for the Mini and Helix
Checking and Adjusting Your Laser System's Table Level Machine types: Mini, HelixProcedure: Checking table levelTools required: Manual Focus Gauge A perfectly level table is key to any cutting or engraving project. Here we'll show you how to check
Adjusting Table Level for the Mini and Helix
Checking and Adjusting Your Laser System's Table Level Machine types: Mini, HelixProcedure: Checking table levelTools required: Manual Focus Gauge A perfectly level table is key to any cutting or engraving project. Here we'll show you how to check
              
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Fan Replacement on the Epilog Mini and Helix Systems
Fan Replacement on the Epilog Mini and Helix Systems Machine Type:    Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix  Tools Needed:    #2 Phillips head screwdriver, 6/32 Nut driver Flat head screwdriver or wire cutter
              
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Keyboard Installation on the Mini
Keyboard Installation on the Mini Machine Type: Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed: #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver Turn machine off and unplug power cord from side of engrave. You will need to remove both the left and right hand side covers that
Keyboard Installation on the Mini
Keyboard Installation on the Mini Machine Type: Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed: #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver Turn machine off and unplug power cord from side of engrave. You will need to remove both the left and right hand side covers that
              
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Setting Manual Focus and Auto Focus on the Mini/Helix
Setting Manual Focus & Auto Focus   Machine Types:    Epilog Mini 18/24 and Helix Tools Needed:    #1 Phillips Head Screwdriver Piece of Anodize Aluminum Get out a 4x4 piece of anodized aluminum
              
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Power Supply Replacement (IPXQ) on the Epilog Mini
Power Supply Replacement (IPXQ) on the Epilog Mini Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24 Tools Needed:      Philips Head Screw Driver 5/16 nut driver Wire Cutters Equipment:     Intro:
              
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Windows 8 Driver Install Using a Crossover Ethernet Cable
*Please follow these instructions after you have changed your TCP/IP settings on your computer and after you disable the Driver Enforcement Signature. Press your Windows Button and X together to pull up your Power User Menu. Select Control
              
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I-Beam Replacement on the Epilog Mini
I-Beam Replacement on the Epilog Mini Machine Types: Epilog Mini 18/24  Tools needed: No. 2 Phillips head screwdriver No. 1 Flat head screwdriver Wire clipper Nylon tie Make sure the machine is turned off. Assuming you are facing
              
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Z-Motor Replacement in the Mini/Helix
Z-Motor Replacement in the Mini/Helix Machine Type:      Epilog Mini 18/24, Helix  Tools Needed:      Philips head screw driver 5/16 Nut Driver 3/32 Hex wrench Wire Cutters
              
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Using the Straighten Image Tool in Corel X4
Click here to open a walk-through examples of how to use the Straighten Image
              
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Removing the Background from a Photo
Anyone who has engraved photographs has had the experience of someone bringing in a photograph with a dark background that has no contrast with the person that is in the picture. While you can fix a lot of the problems with software like Photograv,
              
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Creating an Outline Around a Clipart Image in Corel
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