A good rule of thumb for laser cutting is to make sure that your pieces are larger than 1/4" x 1/4" to ensure that they cleanly cut out, don't burn up and fall through the honeycomb sheet that sits on top of the laser table.
Below is an example of the scale of design that is too small to cut out and what will happen if your pieces are 1/4" x 1/4" and smaller.
BUT what if I have a piece that is 1/4" x 1/4" or smaller?
Many customers design signage with cut out text for dimension or small jewelry pieces with cut out text that they adhere to a base piece. The tittles or superscript dots in lowercase j's and i's are are especially difficult to cut due to their size. They often fall through the honeycomb sheet on the laser table and burn up.
Don't fret! Follows these steps to make sure that your tittles, or superscript dots, remain intact and bagged.
Add a rectangular base piece with a narrow segment that's attached to the base of the superscript dot as seen below. This will keep the superscript dot from falling into the honeycomb and you can later easily snap off the superscript dot.