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How to Use the MakerSpace Facilities and Services: Laser Cutter

LaserPro Spirit GLS Hybrid

Description: The GCC LaserPro Spirit GLS is the flagship model of the award-winning GCC LaserPro Spirit line of laser engravers. 

Eligible UsersCUHK students and staff

Reservation Method: Reserve a time slot at Online Booking System from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. A maximum of 2 hours per day.  

First-time users MUST undertake basic training and pass the Safety Test.

Main Functions: Cutting, Engraving


Work Area: 640 mm x 460 mm (Extendable to 740 x 460 mm)

Max. Part Size (W x L x H): All doors closed 762 x 482.6 x 165 mm ; All doors open (762 x ∞ x 165 mm

Table Size: 790 x 530 mm

Dimensions  (W x L x H): 1125 x 720 x 1005 mm

Laser Source: 12 to 100W 10.6-μm sealed CO2 Laser /20W & 60W 9.3-μm sealed CO2Laser

Cooling: Air-cooled, Operating environment temperature 15o - 30oC (60o - 86oF)

Drive: Closed-loop DC Servo control

Maximum Motor Speed: 60 IPS

Engraving capability: 256-level grayscale image processing capability

Computer Interface: 10 Base-T Ethernet, Full speed 2.0 USB

Compatible Operating Systems: MS-Windows

Safety: Class I Laser Product Compliant  with EN60825, Class II Laser Product Compliant with CDRH, 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive Compliance, Class 4 Laser Product Compliant with CDRH with the optional pass-through door module


More Information: 

Material Charge

Material Charge


3 mm thickness

$20 (300 x 450mm)


6 mm thickness

$20 (300 x 450mm)


Colour: Clear, Black, White

Acrylic (Clear):

1.5mm thickness

$25 (300 x 400mm)

3 mm thickness

$25 (300 x 400mm)

$50 (400 x 600mm)


Acrylic (Black / White):

3 mm thickness

$50 (400 x 600mm)

Basic Charge $ 20 (Use own materials)


  • Bring along the AdobeIllustrator file saved on a USB thumb drive/online and place the request for using the laser cutter. 
  • Vector graphics software Adobe Illustrator is recommended for artwork creation.  The format (.ai) is supported by the library.
  • Please follow the recommended file specifications for Adobe Illustrator below:
    • Engrave image colour: Black and White only
    • .ai file colour mode: RGB
    • Save all Adobe Illustrator files in Adobe Illustrator CC (2020) format to avoid file conflict
    • Margins: leave at least 5mm margins from all edges of the artwork
    • Stroke weight for cut lines: 0.001 pt
    • Convert all text to outlines first
    • Include all linked files when you save your file
    • The driver can only handle one artwork per job
    • Avoid duplicated paths stacking on each other, or the same path will be cut multiple times
  • Library staff will check the file to see whether it is appropriate for processing or not.
  • Material sold by the Library should be used for laser cutting/engraving only.
  • Users who bring their own materials for the laser cutter must be approved by MakerSpace library staff.  


  • You may wear laser goggles for extra protection of your eyes.
  • While the laser cutter is operating, be aware of its status and you must not leave it unattended.


Booking for Laser Cutter