Epilog Pocket Reference


  1. Is your material safe to cut?
  2. Illustrator -> File>Document Setup>Edit Artboards (Artboard = cutter bed size)
  3. Set Color = anything but “None”
  4. For:
    • Vector: Stroke Weight<=0.1pt
    • Raster: Stroke Weight>0.1pt 
    • Etch: Black = 100% power, lighter = less power

  5. Turn on Epilog Power
  6. Load workpiece at top left corner
  7. Press Focus, hang tool, adjust height via arrows
  8. File->Print (lodge-laser.mit.edu)-> Setup -> Preferences (check power/speed)->OK->Print->Print
  9. Turn on compressor & exhaust, feel for draft
  10. Open lid, press Go, verify path, press stop, press reset

  11. Close lid, Press Go to run your job
  12. Stay with laser cutter in case of fire
  13. Remove materials, shut off compressor & exhaust
  14. Power off
  15. Clean up