computer software

Familiarize Yourself with the Software Before Your New Laser Arrives

Richard Korbyl manages the family business, Columbia Awards, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has been involved with the awards industry for over 20 years. If you have any questions or comments, contact Richard at 1-780-438-3266 or

Unless you have made special arrangements with your laser distributor, you are responsible for having a proper computer with proper software ready for your new laser. Before your laser arrives, it is highly recommended that you become familiar with your software. Programs such as CorelDRAW have numerous online resources for your review, but there is nothing like actually creating a design from scratch. 

By having a little experience with your design program, your training with your laser will be more about how to operate your new technology instead of how to make a design. I suggest that you spend a few weeks with your new software before receiving the laser. The more efficient you are with your software, the more efficient and profitable you will be with your laser.

—Richard Korbyl, Columbia Awards

Don’t forget: Before installing a new laser, there are electrical measures that need to be taken as well.