Inkscape to Laser Cutter via Illustrator

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From Inkscape to laser cutter via Illustrator

  • create design in inkscape with black as 'cut' and red as 'scan'
  • Export from inkscape as SVG
  • Import to Illustrator
  • Note that the scale is wrong, this is because inkscape exports as 90dpi and illustrator imports as 72dpi
  • Select all in illustrator, right click, select 'scale' off the menu, and scale to 80% (20% smaller).
  • Export from Illustrator as .ai file, choose to export as an earlier version of illustrator, v3
  • Copy to to laser cutter machine
  • Open thunder and slecect File->Import to load illustrator file.
  • Change red colour to 'scan' from 'cut'
  • Change cut and scan parameters depending on material

parameters for 2mm MDF

  • cut, speed 20mm/s, power 75%
  • scan, speed 200mm/s, power 35%