Using Illustrator for laser cutting

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Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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I've drawn a circle with no fill and set the stroke width to .025.  When I send the file to the laser to cut, and press Go, it immediately says done, as if there's nothing on the page to "print" or cut.  How do I use Illustrator with a laser cutter?  I've looked in this particular laser's manual and they use CorelDraw, not Illustrator.  I've also found that every video I watch on laser cutting with Illustrator uses a different stroke width, and some simply say the line has to be RGB Red in order to cut. 

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Your document is cmyk, so if RGB Red is what is needed you need to change it.What file format are they recommending - your laser cutter shouldn't care if it comes from Draw or Illy just that the format is correct. 

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Contributor , Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021
I would try a format that is more universal, try .pdf or .eps...

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Your document is cmyk, so if RGB Red is what is needed you need to change it.

What file format are they recommending - your laser cutter shouldn't care if it comes from Draw or Illy just that the format is correct.

 

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Just ignore that first line! I was looking at the first doc not the actual doc with the circle.

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I can't find a specific format recommendation.  I've tried Ai and SVG. 

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I would try a format that is more universal, try .pdf or .eps...

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