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Laser Creations: Designing and Producing a Custom ID Tag

Lesson Focus 
Using vector-based graphic design software and an Epilog Laser cutter/engraver, students will learn to design and produce their very own custom backpack/luggage tag.

Introduce students to:

  • How CO2 laser cutters/engravers work.
  • Recognizing laser compatible materials.
  • Basic graphic design concepts necessary to successfully design for laser engraving and cutting.
Anticipated Learner Outcomes 

Students will be able to:

  • Create simple raster and vector designs to create real-world products with the laser.
Lesson Activities 

Understand how laser engraving/cutting systems work, as well as common laser-friendly materials. Students will be able to utilize graphic design software to create simple engraving/cutting projects.

Resources / Materials 

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks
Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.

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Sponsored Lesson Plan 
This lesson was provided by Epilog Laser. In business since 1988, Epilog Laser has worked hard to become the leader in the laser engraving, cutting and marking industry. We are innovators. We are problem solvers. We are committed to designing and manufacturing the highest-quality laser systems, right here in our Golden, CO headquarters. 

Tom Shaw

Technical Education Post, Online Publisher

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