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Lasers + Food = Fun

Posted October 23, 2016 12:00 AM by Epilog Laser
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Sometimes you need a laser to etch/engrave tools, parts or other electronic components. Sometimes you need to use a laser to cut out gears, gaskets or other pieces for prototypes. And sometimes you need to laser something, well, just because you can. Like we did last year around Thanksgiving.

So it’s a couple days before Thanksgiving and our office in Golden, CO. is super slow. So what does the marketing team at Epilog do to kill some time? We laser engraved pies, of course. Both pumpkin and apple, if you were wondering.

“Why would they do that?” you might ask. And to that we ask “why not?”

Not only is the laser food safe, but etching food makes the office smell GREAT!

On food, the laser works just like it does on any other material: you set your speed and power parameters in the print driver and the heat from the laser burns away the top layer of material.

Here’s how we did it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gU8cQ4OKwI

Not a pie fan? No worries. You can do cookies, crackers – whatever floats your boat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LslvKn5vBdA

Lasers are used across a variety of industries for a myriad of applications – serializing, barcoding, branding, promotions, and much more. While this technology is obviously in high-demand for these necessary applications, the versatility of these systems definitely leaves the door open for some imaginative and creative projects. If you’ve got the right tools, why not? Sometimes you have to do something just because you can. Happy lasering!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored blog post provided by Epilog Laser. Epilog’s CO2 laser systems can engrave/cut a variety of materials, including traditional substrates like wood and acrylic, as well as more unique items like food and clothing.

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10/23/2016 7:48 AM

This is almost as cool as photographic cake icing!

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10/23/2016 10:18 AM

Technology looking for a need.

Photographic cake icing looks like fun.

just like these tee shirts.

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10/24/2016 9:51 AM

Has Peyton Manning expanded from cup cakes to custom tee shirts?

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10/24/2016 9:54 PM

I think most people would prefer cakes, cookies and pies with a natural, fresh and flavorful look and taste.

This must of been done, last Thanksgiving, or the one before that, and it still hasn't caught on and if it did, that fad is long since past.

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10/25/2016 7:35 AM

aesthetics and presentation may help. But I has ate some awful looking food that was pretty tasty. And I has some tasty looking for that was just awful.

So now I question, if so much time and effort went into the presentation, I may be Leary to try it.

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10/25/2016 2:24 PM

Lacks true creativity....

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10/25/2016 2:30 PM

ahh, you had to go and start something didn't you....

Now stop playing with your food and pass the melon.

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10/25/2016 7:04 PM

Now that's art....

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10/26/2016 7:23 AM

I like to see them laser or 3D print (another thread) that....

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10/31/2016 9:09 AM

Fascinating and stunning!

Although I probably won't be able to "stump up" the price of an Epilog, I am still very interested in learning more if you are OK with that?

What type of laser (wavelength/colour) do you use?

What is the max power of laser is required to make the (beautiful!!) things shown in the videos?

Many thanks for any Infos you can supply.

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