Laser 102: LightBurn for the Laser Cutter

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL042223MS
  • 4



Learn the basic features of this essential engraving and cutting software that controls both our newer laser machines.

About this Class

You’ll use this software whether you’re quickly cutting out some parts for your project or fine-tuning a complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave, which you may have used previously. This class will get you started and help you implement your own creative laser designs.

Who should take this class? Those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the Full Spectrum Laser, but want to get up and running with our new laser cutters; those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn; those who have used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL but didn't like the software; and those who love using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave and want to learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs. raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.


  • This class is not a substitute for Intro to the Laser Cutter.
  • Class size is limited to six.
  • Bring a laptop with LightBurn already loaded.
  • Instructor requests that students wear masks.


Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

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Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things - from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code - and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.

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