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5 Advantages of Vector Engraving with a CO2 Laser

Jim Puentes opened COOLaserCraft in 2008, providing his clients with marking, cutting, and fabrication services. Contact Jim at jptreeman@sbcglobal.net.

Vector work can be used for engraving and marking. So why bother? Why not just use the CO2 laser in a conventional way and use a raster job to mark your material? There are several advantages to making the switch to vector engraving.

  • A simple application, one that many of you may already do, can enhance the appearance of your regular raster work on rough materials in a relatively short time.
  • You can create very thin lines that may not show well using a conventional raster job.
  • It may save you some time.
  • You can forgo the use of laser marking materials in some cases.
  • It will allow you to work with material that cannot otherwise be marked well or efficiently using a raster job.

The image shows the definition you can achieve on lettering using vector engraving.

—Jim Puentes, COOLaserCraft