Slate coaster 2nd generation


#1

Working my way through the learning curve of Corel software. Tried a new way of splitting the text. Half the fun is figuring it out.


#2

Your markings are very clean and crisp. These really look great. Do you recall your settings, and did you do anything to prep or finish (mineral oil perhaps)?


#3

Nice composition, well done.


#4

Nice word-art! :grinning:


#5

Power was40
Speed 905
LPI 270
Have not treated with anything yet. I usually rub down with mineral oil after the fact.
Coasters were found at local Walmart for about $8


#6

did you make the holder too (using GF?)


#7

Really nice!


#8

Holder actually came with the coasters


#9

where did you get them?


#10

BTW: Michael’s often has 4 packs of slate coasters for $3 around these parts.

They typically aren’t quite as clean and regular as yours, though.


#11

I love the split monogram font. I learned to do it in Inkscape & your right. Half the fun is learning how to do it.


#12

Walmart. $7.77 . Six coasters and holder


#13

Really Elegant.


#14

I forgot my slate setting, came to the forum to refresh my memory and saw your lovely coaster. Nice, clean work! Thanks for the settings, I’m engraving a large slate tile as I type :slight_smile:

You obviously don’t need any help with slate, but just in case you hadn’t heard this tip… If you oil the slate with a very thin coat of mineral oil before you laser it, you get a brighter contrast. It doesn’t take much oil at all. It’s good to let it soak in for a moment and then wipe off any excess before lasering it. There’s been a bunch of talk about it in the forum if you want to see what others have experienced.


#15

I will give the oil another try. First time I tried I think I put it on too heavy. Thanks for the tip