Can I engrave a small paper note book I got ? It just has a cardboard looking plain cover and i wanted to maybe personalize it some how . I that possible ?
Absolutely. Experiment with chipboard ( like the inside of a cereal box) to get an effect that pleases you. I’d start around 10-15% power and full speed.
Excellent Thank you very much
I don’t see why not…as long as it’s not too thick. You’ll probably need to test first though…to get a good engrave. And, you’ll need to use set focus and figure out the settings…since the cover is likely thinner than cardboard used in the dropdown settings.
For me, finding the right settings is like a treasure hunt! Enjoy your adventure.
Strange its almost transparent after the engrave ? I thought it would be dark when I engraved on a tan card stock ? I cant even see the design
Bump up the settings - specifically slow down the laser or increase power, until you get a result you are happy with.
I engrave on chipboard - similar to cardboard - all the time.
The laser tends to bleach the color of paper.
You probably need to tweak the settings more, then. Cardboard can be unpredictable in that way.
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Here’s an example of an engrave on chipboard, which is very similar to the cardboard used for notebooks:
(Image is about 1" wide…)
You just have to play with the settings more.
And never turn your back on paper products, especially while you are experimenting. You need to be right there in case of a fire. I’d have a wet towel handy too.
Thank you for sending that ! Where is chip board sold?
Everywhere. Amazon, Blick, Joann, Michaels, etc.
This can be useful.
Not so much in this case where you’re starting with tan solid core cardstock, but for future reference.
for testing, i use scrap. look in your recycling bin. the inside of a cereal box, for example.
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