Laser: Edge Lit Acrylic

Illuminate your creativity in our class on laser engraving for edge-lit acrylic signs! We'll guide you through creating a design for your edge-lit sign, and teach you how to safely operate the laser for cutting and engraving.

This a hands-on class where you will design a sign and operate the laser to engrave your design into acrylic. We'll guide you every step of the way, but you will be in the driver's seat.

You will learn:

  • how the 80W OmTech Laser Cutter works
  • how to safely operate the laser cutter for both cutting and engraving (we'll focus on acrylic, but also discuss other materials)
  • the basics of designing for laser cutting and engraving
  • how to use LightBurn for design and controlling the laser
  • and along the way, become familiar with topics such as vector graphics, lens focal distance, and G-Code

Upon completion of this class, you'll:

  • have made a custom edge-lit acrylic sign to take home
  • be certified to independently use the laser cutter for your future projects

Who it's for: Anyone aged 15+ (youth 15-17 must have a guardian co-sign the liability waiver). No prior experience is necessary, although previous experience with design software is useful for creating more complex designs.

We'll provide: All class materials, including the edge-lit acrylic sign kit.

What to bring: Not required, but we recommend bringing a laptop and creating a free account at (unless you have other preferred design software that you are familiar with).