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620Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: laser engraving

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  • Gaylord Schanilec
    Jun 3, 2002
      Cutting wood engravings? Sounds like fighting with one hand tied behind your
      back--or both. Gaylor.d

      bielerpr wrote:

      > I took the workshop on using the laser engravers at Art Center. Quite
      > amazing. I can see all sorts of uses for this. Rebuilding wood type
      > collections, cutting wood engravings, keeping artifacts of specific
      > forms, etc.
      > This will even engrave halftones (though I don't know yet the
      > effective line screen) and can alter depth of surface for other
      > effects. The line of cut and/or engraving is almost not measurable so
      > quite fine forms could be created. The depth of cut is limited to
      > half an inch and the machines at Art Center don't cut metal but
      > almost anything else is fair game (unless the material produces toxic
      > fumes). So some kind of a base is necessary. I'll keep you informed.
      > Gerald
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