What can you make with the Emblaser 2?
Software that's powerful & easy
Work with the software you are familiar with to create your designs. LightBurn will import all standard formats from software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Inkscape, Corel Draw etc.
Precisely cut out your artwork or create incredible engravings from your photos all in the one place.
LightBurn gives you full control over the Emblaser 2.
LightBurn is fully compatible with both Windows and OSX.
Run it on your favourite computer or laptop, even over Wifi!
Most traditional laser cutters use a bulky high voltage CO2 fragile glass tube, water-cooling and a series of mirrors to redirect the laser. We all know that water and high voltages don’t make a great cocktail. CO2 systems are complex, have many moving parts and are difficult to align and calibrate. Also, CO2 lasers put out infrared invisible light, so is very unsafe as you just can’t see the light. For example, if a mirror was knocked out of calibration, this could potentially blind you or cause other damage to you.
The Emblaser 2 uses a 5watt Laser Diode mounted directly on the head, reducing the parts and complexity. Being a laser diode, it uses UV-visible light and the system has protection systems to disable the laser if the door is opened.
It depends what you are looking at doing. There are two type of files that generally work with laser machines, vector and raster.Vector files are files created in packages such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw or CAD. The vectors define an accurate path or area for the laser to work on. These files can be imported
Vector files are files created in packages such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw or CAD. The vectors define an accurate path or area for the laser to work on. These files can be imported into the current Emblaser software. The Emblaser 2 software will initially accept SVG, DXF, JPG and PNG files. Additional formats will be added over time.
Raster files are photos or images made up of pixels. These can also be used but in a different way to vector files. This is called raster engraving. The E2 software will allow you to import these images as well and raster engrave them. Formats for these are JPG, PNG, BMP etc.
The short answer is no. Laser diode based machines work on a light frequency that passes directly through transparent materials. However, the EmbLaser 2 can cut and engrave tinted and solid colour acrylics.