22 May '15, 2pm

How To Make A Hackerspace Passport Stamp

We started with the Hackaday Logo SVG file and modified it in Inkscape. It was then opened in Corel Draw for sending to the Laser Cutter, which in this case was an Epilog. Lucky for us the Epilog print driver has a stamp feature. After opening up the SVG file, verify the stamp is the correct size. Then draw a rectangle around the stamp geometry and make the line type ‘hairline’. The software’s stamp feature will need this rectangle to bound the relieved (lasered) portion of the stamp. To turn on the stamp feature, in the Corel Draw print dialog box click on ‘print properties’ to get to the Epilog driver dialog box. Click the ‘advanced’ tab to show the stamp options. Checking ‘mirror’ will reverse the image so the image on the physical stamp is reversed but the ink stamping will come out in the correct orientation. The stamp feature also will put what Epilog calls shoulders...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/05/22/how-to-making-a-hackerspac...

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