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  1. #46
    Is there a good source for Cast acrylic in the states?

    I ordered what I have from johnson plastics.

    Thanks,
    David
    PLS 3.60, CorelDraw X4, Full Adobe Maser Suite (oh yeah), 3ds Max, 6 Dell 690 Work Stations (and a host of other hardware).

  2. #47

    Cast Acrylic Designations

    Plexiglas® G is their cast designation, Lucite® L is their cast (Lucite L states right on the protective paper that it's cast).
    Plexiglas® MC is there version of extruded, some people mistake it for cast because of the "C" in the code.
    Cast is harder, more scratch resistant, less flexible and generally more expensive. Because it's harder it has less tendency to melt when cutting and engraving and it polishes better.

    Of course there are other mfgr's, buy from a knowledgable plastics supplier that knows the difference. I see now that Grainger is selling cast sheet acrylic, although it is drop shipped from their supplier. Pricing seems reasonable, $105 for a .118" thick 4' x 8' sheet of clear.

    Attached is a pic of a 2.75" x .250" Plexi G ornament. We engraved & cut 400 of these yesterday on a ULS X2-660 120 watt Superspeed® system. The Superspeed is a real time saver on acrylic.
    A 1.5" FL lense was used.


    Neal
    Lasertech Alaska
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  3. #48

    My first big plaque

    Here is an image of my first plaque I made for my Nephew's wedding.
    It was made using the Gold method and it worked perfectly.
    The plaque measures 11x8.5" and is made of black marble.

    How much would most of you charge for one of these?

    Thanks,
    David
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  4. #49
    Looks great. My question is: did you manually go through the Gold Method process, use the actions or the script?

    Cheers
    I design, engineer and program all sorts of things.

    Oh, and I use Adobe Illustrator with an Epilog Mini.

  5. #50
    1. Sized it
    2. Had to run the shadow/highlite tool to help differentiate his suit from the black background (I shot this at night).
    3. Removed some background lights
    4. Ran the Action
    5. Cleaned up some noise behind them (I think it is a byproduct of the conversion).
    6. Lased

    It took about 19 minutes to lase the entire thing
    Altogether I think I had about one hour invested in it.

    David
    PLS 3.60, CorelDraw X4, Full Adobe Maser Suite (oh yeah), 3ds Max, 6 Dell 690 Work Stations (and a host of other hardware).

  6. #51

    Gold Method...

    I have PS 5.5 and dont seem to have a 'preset' folder.
    Will this program work in 5.5 and if so, what folder do I put the files in?

    I have Photograv 2 and thinking about upgrading but if this works just as well, then why...

    Hopefully will get $$ together to get Adobe CS3 or CS4 but for now, only 5.5.....

    Thanks,
    Scott
    Epilog Mini 24 - 50 watt with Rotary Attachment
    Gravograph (New Hermes) M-40 Rotary Engraver
    Gravograph (New Hermes) M-40G Rotary Engraver with Rotary Base Fixture
    Ricoh GelSprinter GX e7700N Dye-Sublimation Printer
    George Knight DK-20S Heat Press
    George Knight DK-3 Mug Press (x2)

    Corel X7; Photograv 3.03; LaserExpress, Adobe CS5.5
    Vinyl Express GRC-61 - 24" Vinyl Cutter
    And other stuff I don't know how to use

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  8. HI
    I cannot download the Gold method zipped file
    what i have to do to get it please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali khraibani View Post
    HI
    I cannot download the Gold method zipped file
    what i have to do to get it please?
    You might need to have a Paid membership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ali khraibani View Post
    HI
    I cannot download the Gold method zipped file
    what i have to do to get it please?

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