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 15

Elegant Weddings Ideas

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Everyone knows that planning weddings can be a stressful and hectic exercise. But ordering personalized wedding glasses with us is easy

One of the biggest and most important events in any persons life is his or her wedding (if the person gets married. Nothing wrong with the alternative). The wedding is one of the most famous and abundant rituals in the western world. Given the high premium that people place on having a “perfect” wedding, it’s not terribly surprising that a lot of work goes into planning and perfecting these ceremonies, usually involving things like a band, wedding reception hall, and other things.

One of those “other things” is personalized wedding furnishing.
For the purposes of this article, we’ll discuss glassware.There are a variety of reasons why someone might choose to use personalized glassware for any given wedding. For instance, he or she might simply want to use the occasion to make a good impression on the guests. This option will likely apply more to the wedding planners or caterers.
Beautiful Wedding Favors

Beautiful Wedding Favors

Another reason to make personalized martini glasses, say, would be to create mementos for the guests to take home with them and remember the wedding by. This option will more likely apply to the bride or the groom, whichever is most involved in the actual wedding planning (let’s be honest, it’s probably the bride).These gifts are more properly called party favors. They’re usually given by the host or the hostess as an appreciative token to the guests to any said party.
For a wedding reception party or something similar, whoever makes the personalized products will probably want to make more elegant party favors, as the party will probably be a more memorable one.
For instance, one could cook up a batch of wedding shot glasses, complete with inscriptions that carry the figures of the bride and groom and a brief message from them.
If the shot glasses aren’t desirable, then perhaps another type of glassware memorabilia would be helpful – for example, you might find it convenient to find a place that produces wine glasses for weddings and have them produce a suitable amount of these glasses.
Really, whatever you find needful.