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.
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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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August 2

Custom Candy Labels

Candy is one of the most widely used wedding favors for two reasons. They’re cheap to buy in large quantities, and they’re easy to fit into any wedding theme, from elegant to bikini beach. Here are some cute candy concepts for your wedding.

1) Lollipops: A whole bouquet of lovely lollipops decorated with charming personalized labels can make the perfect table topper instead of flowers. You can even mix them in with the flowers.

2) Kisses:  Another type of candy perfect for wedding favors are chocolate kisses. Small, satisfying, and popular, if you decorate simple kisses with tiny circular labelsthey turn in to the perfect theme-oriented treat.

3) Jar of Candy: Small jars of tiny chocolates or mints make a classy, elegant favor. The candy jars are easily found at your local craft store and can be embellished with personalized labels from Labels on the Fly featuring you and your beau’s names, your photograph, or a cute phrase or saying.

4) Swedish Fish: Chewy, tasty, and vibrantly colored, Swedish Fish are a unique and rarely used candy treat that is perfect for any beach or tropical themed wedding. Fun and perfect for kids and adults labels, you can put them in bowls, jars, or wine glasses. Finishing them off with a personalized label from Labels on the Fly can give them a stylish touch.

5) Jelly Beans: Tins of jelly beans are small and make the perfect table top decoration placed on plates or in between dishware. They come in a variety of flavors ranging from mild (strawberry, grape, etc.) to outrageous (popcorn, cotton candy, bananas), and go well with wedding as they are softly colored in warm pastels. They’ll look even better when ornamented with lovely, colorful labels.

6) Ginger Snap Cookies: Planning a holiday wedding? Small bags of cookies make a great winter snack for wedding guests, especially if they’re ginger snaps or sugar cookies. While they are slightly more expensive to buy in bulk, there’s the cheaper option of making them yourself which will add a slightly more personal touch – as will decorating each bag with a personalized favors

7) Gumdrops : Gum drops are a delicious child-friendly favor perfect for the kid’s table. Colorful, sugary and always tasty, gumdrops can be easily integrated into your overall wedding theme. You can simply choose the colored gumdrops you want and adorn them with a  circular label concurrent to your wedding theme and wala! Scrumptious wedding favors.