I have sent this comment out to firstname.lastname@example.org, but wanted to see if there may be any traction on this through the masses.
The GF feature set emphasizes engraving which, in all methods, involves some sort of power variance resulting in deeper cuts in relation to color gradients.
What I am looking for is a pattern etch relationship to color gradient with a single power level setting. Think of a dot matrix or laser printer’s ability to grayscale an image. Color/shade variance is purely by dot density as opposed to a dot burn in.
I figure this should have been one of the settings available in the GF, but when I did tests using the dither patterns in the engrave settings the results were unsatisfactory for the reasons stated in the first paragraph. I have included a photograph done on a Epilog laser (when I had 1 month access) to illustrate the results that find possible, yet not available.
The photo includes speed/power settings. Note how low of a power setting is required. With the GF tests, it just ended up being a faded blotch of dots (when low) or various depths (when set high)
(*copied from my last reply for, hopefully, more clarity to the objective
To some degree, I guess I would describe the min/max behavior as: if I raise the min level I get an degree of high power dot burn overall. If I lower the Max, I get a degree of low power dot burn overall. However, the GF seems to put out the same number of dots regardless of these settings. This is not would I would consider a proper dot imaging. It’s behavior is moreover engraving.)