Project Four

Laser Engraving

Software and Machines Used:

For this project I used Adobe illustrator to create my design and I used the Legend 32EX laser printer to engrave my coaster.

About my Item

For project four we were assigned the task of creating something seasonal themed and laser engraving it onto something. At first I wanted to so something for Hockey Day Minnesota but I changed my mind and decided to do something Christmas themed. I spent a while looking at pictures on google to decide what I wanted to do. I finally decided to design a Christmas tree made up of squares and triangles. Then I decided to laser engrave it onto a slate coaster. I think it turned out great, looks professional and could easily be sold in stores if it was mass produced.

Problems and Errors

I did not run into any major errors or problems with this project. The only problem that I had with this project was deciding what I wanted to do. I really wanted to do something hockey based but that wasn't "seasonal" enough so I finally decided to just do something for Christmas.

Lessons Learned

This project taught me that it is good to broaden your horizons and create different themes items instead of them all being the same theme. I enjoyed doing something different for this project and I will try to do something different for future projects in this class. I also learned that in the case of school work and projects in this class, it is best to just decide on something and go for it instead of wasting time trying to figure out what to do.