We are relatively new to using our Glowforge and laser cutting in general. We work in a pediatric hospital and are trialing how we can use the glow forge to create legacy building items for families at end of life. We are focused on wood and acrylic at this time to try and get the basics down. We started by using the proof grade materials through glowforge and really had no issues after reading through the forum/everyone’s recommendations.
However, we are wanting to try engraving on two toned acrylic for hand prints, so we purchased Matte white on gold engravable acrylic through Inventables website. We were able to engrave successfully however are struggling to cut without seeing a larger than normal flame. From our trial and error process, we have a couple of questions for people who know a lot more about laser cutting than us:
- Is there a difference between laserable and engravable?
- What settings do people use to cut on inventables 1/8 acrylic?
- Are there any other recommended two toned acrylic companies we should try?
We appreciate any insight into how we can make some really great products for our families!