What file types can I use with my laser?

Laser Q&ACategory: Software QuestionsWhat file types can I use with my laser?
Justine asked 4 months ago
1 Answers
Serena Staff answered 4 months ago

HI Justine, great question!
For many of the popular laser engraving systems that run from a printer driver, the machines themselves don’t technically require a specific file type in order to operate.
 
It all comes down to your chosen design program and what file formats it is able to open/import.
 
This is why many businesses using laser engravers choose to use graphics programs like CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator which are capable of accepting virtually all common design file types.
 
This is a huge advantage especially if you regularly have artwork sent to you by others.
 
If your laser came with its own proprietary software then you will need to look at which file formats it is able to open/import and then stick to them. 
 
You should download our new Ultimate Guide to Laser Cutters for more information!