November 9

DIY #Wedding Favors and Gifts – In-Depth with #Glowforge #Laser

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The Glowforge simplifies laser cutting by moving software to the cloud and making use of smartphone sensors. That both lowers the price and allows for incredible user features that makes the Glowforge extremely easy to use.



So what is the depth of the printer? How thick of an object can you put into it?

You can use the tray that’s included. The tray’s really convenient because it has cutouts for little pieces that fall into it–shake them out like a toaster. If you use that tray then you’ve got a half inch of focusable space. So anything from paper that’s basically zero height all the way to half an inch you can focus. If you remove that [tray], you get an extra inch for a total of one and a half inches. So, spice jar lids we’ve done work great, we’ve done flask bottles that are flat and wide. But you can’t do like a wine bottle or a wine glass. That’s one of the things we get a lot of questions about, that we say “for that, get something like an Epilog or a Trotec”. They’re awesome machines, they’ll do right by you, and some have big rotary things that can rotate your object so you can etch all sides, and they can handle all that z-depth. So that was one of the big things we gave up.

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One of the tradeoffs we made, and I think it worked out for the better, is that we’re using an injection molded case. We’re using a very particular plastic that’s stronger and more robust against heat than a typical plastic. That lowers our cost, and it means you get a much more beautiful machine that’s able to reduce cost a bunch of other places. Like, if you use sheet metal, like almost every other laser out there, you end up having to separately route wires, whereas we can actually mold routing into the case. Assembly of laser cutters is usually a matter of people using screws, whereas we have parts that snap together and make assembly much quicker. It’s a huge upfront investment–six digits for the mold. But once we’ve done that, we can make Glowforges that are lighter and easier to ship. Even though shipping’s really difficult, and apologies to all the international readers–we know international shipping’s really terrible right now–it’s way more affordable to ship that size box via FedEx and UPS than if we had made the same thing out of sheet metal.


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July 9

Custom Popcorn Bags Ideas

Unique Customizable Popcorn Bags for Wedding

Are you and your beau movie-buffs?

One concept worth thinking about might be to do a unique, cinema-themed wedding. It’s a little off-beat, but off-beat weddings seem to be all the rage nowadays, and the decor that would undoubtedly come with it would certainly be fun and memorable.

Custom Popcorn Bags

Unique Customizable Popcorn Bags for Wedding

That having been said, here are a few cook film-inspired ideas for the
silver-screen-themed wedding. First off, you might want to try sending out Movie-Poster save-the-
dates and later on, Movie-Ticket Invites.
If you’re at all handy with Adobe Photoshop they’re surprisingly easy to create, particularly if
you have a good image of you and your groom.
is an example of a website that makes them, in case you and any type
of digital artistic program don’t mix.

Another way to add to your silver-screen-theme is to decorate the
surrounding dinner tables with a true touch of movie-theater

Personalized popcorn bags featuring basic circle or scalloped circle
favor tags, and even food and craft labels, are the perfect complement
to any red-carpet ceremony.

The bags can be used to hold a tasty treat
for guests or light up the aisle as candle-holders.

You can find some personalized popcorn bags labels

This wedding favor idea can be used for:

  • wedding favors,
  • bridesmaid gifts,
  • wedding shower party favors,
  • bridal shower favors,
  • and as unique wedding favor

Those are just a few ideas, but if anybody has any more feel free to
add your comments. 🙂

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