[KwartzLab] FW: [LETPRESS] custom laser graphics
doug at moens.org
Sun Nov 27 17:32:43 EST 2011
Yeah, I'm sure you're right. Steel isn't practical in our laser.
DIYode is getting a 150W laser, so their mileage may vary.
The most important thing not to do from that thread is: do not put
magnesium into your laser. It will catch fire, and you can't put out
On 27 November 2011 17:07, Robert Gissing <rgissing at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's gotta really wear out the laser tube life to do that kind of work.
> On Nov 27, 2011 4:55 PM, "doug moen" <doug at moens.org> wrote:
>> I find it interesting that he was able to etch brass and even mild
>> steel with a 40W CO2 laser.
>> Although it took all day (and many passes) to etch a 4"x6" wide steel
>> plate, and brass is also very slow.
>> A good thread with some interesting ideas.
>> On 27 November 2011 12:32, Kevin Martin <kpmartin at thinkage.ca> wrote:
>> > This is a forward of a forward, but it is of interest now that Kwartzlab
>> > is getting a laser cutter.
>> > Some people are using lasers to cut letterpress printing plates. The
>> > original poster was (is?) using a 40W red laser.
>> > The original posting is over 2 years ago but the thread is still
>> > alive...
>> > -Kevin Martin
>> > the Papertrail Handmade Paper & Book Arts
>> > New Dundee, Ontario
>> > 518-884-7123
>> > www.papertrail.ca
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Letterpress Discussion List [mailto:LETPRESS at LISTSERV.UNB.CA] On
>> > Behalf Of Don Hildred
>> > Check out this thread on Brair Press http://www.briarpress.org/15868
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