Has anyone tried engraving lacquer-coated cross pen?

Has anyone successfully engraved a lacquer-coated Cross pen? I’ve done a few in the past that looked pretty good. (I do remember sacrificing one pen in a series of tests to get the right setting, just didn’t write down the formula!)


One way is to do it with low power and then redo it with higher power in proportion to what you got the first run.


Try and repeat was my original attempt as I remember. There was some contra-intuitive results however, with higher power/longer dwell not producing expected results. I’m still hoping for someone to deliver a definitive solution. Oh well, guess I’d better get busy with a test series, making sure I document the settings this time!