Just a quick example of a 3D engrave on proofgrade using the default shade options. I was curious how differently they would come out. These are all straight from the forge, and will likely look a bit clearer with some cleanup and the tape removed. Print size was small too, about 2"x1.5"
Yeah the first one, I am not sure what happen, perhaps it’s just the art but that setting seems useless. Second one is closest to my expectations. Third should look nice with a bit of a wash. I’m a total laser newb, but it seems like all 3 could benefit from more lines per inch as well. Maybe because im printing small? Not sure.
I saw similar issues with that lightest setting barely making it through the masking paper. Someone suggested that they got good results with it on unmasked material, but I haven’t tried that yet myself.
so, this is a fun demo and all, and i’m happy to blame the source or whatever,
i don’t consider any of these good enough to display, let alone sell.
i actually find the first one the most interesting, because i think it might lend itself well to fun 8-bit style engravings. i see now that these are 2 inches across, presumably large pieces look better because you have more effective resolution?
One important thing to remember: higher LPI may give you a darker result (at least the way things are currently) because you’re zapping the same area repeatedly for any setting above 125 LPI. I don’t know if/how this will be played with as low power and so forth gets rolled out.
Yeah, the world of lasering seems to explode in variables, hence this test of the defaults. I don’t think these qualify as high end examples of what the GF can do, its just what the out of the box settings do in this particular case.