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How should I specify laser actions?
How should I specify laser actions?

Setting up your design for cutting and engraving

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Written by Dan Devorkin
Updated over a week ago

When you upload a design to Ponoko, you assign laser functions to each line and fill color present. This is done via the drop down buttons on the left:

Here is an illustration of laser function outcomes:

You’ll see an online 2D proof before you order

Original colors and selection:

Online proof of part (shows after design and materials are confirmed):

You will need at least two colors in your file if you require engraving (one color for engraving and a second color for cutting) Any color combinations can be used, but we do recommend using this combination:

Blue stroke = cutting

Red stroke = line engraving

Gray fill = area engraving

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