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Business card caliper

by alikins, published

Business card caliper by alikins Jul 9, 2009

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Description

A laser cut business card that folds into a working caliper.

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Nice concept. I'm new to epilog and would like to make this. Can you give any hits on color mapping (color-
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gt;power/speed). I realize they will vary for different materials, but some examples would help.

way cool.

Sweet!

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Instructions

The cdr file will probably work best, it's setup for an epilog laser cutter.

Once you cut it out, snap out the slider and the rule. Fold the rule on the scored dotted line, wrap around the caliper body, and instert the tabs into the slots.

Depending on what paper is used, the design may need to be tweaked a bit to make everything line up correctly. The uploaded design seems to work well on light card stock. If you can find paper that has a printed layer and a white background, the engraved portions show up better. The paper used in the pic was from a notebook folder.

Some more pics at flickr.com/photos/alikins/sets/72157621345169498/ Some pics and comments from development at my blog, adrianlikins.com/2009/07/business-card-caliper/

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Isdale on Aug 13, 2010 said:

Nice concept. I'm new to epilog and would like to make this. Can you give any hits on color mapping (color-
&
gt;power/speed). I realize they will vary for different materials, but some examples would help.

Anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 said:

way cool.

Anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 said:

Sweet!

Anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 said:

I love the idea. It should have a vernier scale, though.

openfly on Jul 10, 2009 said:

This is freaking brilliant. Nice work.

vrogy on Jul 10, 2009 said:

Very nice. Cool to see something here before I've even seen it in meatspace at the shop. :D

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