Laser Etching

Available at the Valley Ranch MiY Zone, the Epilog Fusion Edge 24 laser etcher allows guests to create and customize etching and engraving on a variety of materials. 

This machine also comes with an attachment for the customization of glasses and tumblers. 

Getting Started

All patrons requesting to use the laser etcher must have a valid full privilege Irving Public library card in good standing, complete a safety orientation, and sign user agreement and liability form.

Files for use on the laser etcher can be created using one of several different graphic software programs including CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Inkscape. CorelDraw and the Adobe Creative Suite will be available for use in the MiY Zone.

The laser etcher is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The laser cutter may be used for one, two-hour period per day. The laser must be checked out at the MiY Zone service desk.

For safety purposes, all patrons must stay with their laser projects as they are running. Abandoned projects will be canceled.

Laser Training

Learn how to use CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape with full online courses on LinkedIn Learning and Udemy, free access with an Irving Public Library card.

Important Laser Information

Visit the MiY Zone to learn more about appropriate materials for the laser. Due to safety concerns, certain materials are not allowed under any circumstances.

Library staff reserve the right to deny access to the laser for any reason, including cases in which material is deemed inappropriate for use. 

Patrons who have questions about material they wish to use on the laser, can visit the MiY Zone during open hours or contact the MiY Zone.

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