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Re: [BKARTS] Cutting binder's board precisely



Bea,

      what was the brand you used? Is it financially feasible for most
independent binders? The thought of using a laser to cut boards has me very
excited!


-Matt

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Bea Nettles <bea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Recently I have had access to a laser cutter. This does a beautiful job of
> cutting boards exactly. They are square, the cuts are clean, and there is
> almost no waste. The edges may get slightly burned, but they can be rubbed
> clean. This is really helpful for complicated boxes or books with very thin
> spines. I used it to cut the parts of a recent five part folding book and a
> very complicated map of Iceland for the work called The Guardians of Iceland
> which you can see at my website:
> http://web.mac.com/nettles3/Icelandic_Residency%3A_Books/The_Four_Guardians.html
> There is also a video of the opening and closing of this book.
>
>
> Bea Nettles  Professor  in Art & Design
> University of Illinois
> 408 East Peabody Drive
> Champaign, Illinois 61820
>
> secretary:    217 333 0855
> school fax:  217 244 7688
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>  http://www.beanettles.com/
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