I am wondering if anyone can help me in my decision to invest in a laser cutter. Been lurking around a long time, but have decided I need to get stuck into this now! I am leaning toward buying the Emblaser 1 as I don’t want to wait for the 2, but I just want to make sure it suits my needs (if the Emblaser 1 doesnt, I will just have to wait!)
I come from the world of die cutting and am looking to invest in this machine to up my craft game and hopefully start a little side something. I have absolutely no knowledge of laser cuttting or related concepts so i have a few questions, i hope you can help. i am familiar with illustrator and vectors though.
If there is another place my concerns can be addressed and this is not the right area please let me know.
can E1 cut clear acrylic if the acrylic is covered by something opaque (lets say a piece of self adhesive paper?). i understand transparent material is difficult to cut
have seen reviews suggesting the E1 cannot cut acrylic. I am assuming it’s because those who tried used something thicker than 2mm, because there are acrylic projects on this forum?
would I be able to etch deep enough into acrylic with the E1 to create some kind of ‘faux letterpress’ plate? so like a 3d relief where i can ink the text and press onto paper, or to use as a cookie stamp?
would it be able to cut a material like neoprene?
the assembly is scaring me. can i pay someone for a service like that?
Thanks in advance.