Recently got my GF, been using Epilog and Universal machines for year. Still coming up the GF learning curve. Many thanks to all out there for all the posts, very helpful. Lots of quirks like the power/speed remappings etc…
I can cut fine. Been playing with etching (yes on tiles!) and have an odd problem.
I have Photoshop and Corel Draw x8. I have been converting pieces to bitmap to get an entirely black image. I also got the artifacts on a .png import. The images are comprised of vector objects and an embedded image. For some reason the GF processing is adding a bunch of artifacts, dots/lines, for no reason I can determine. They get added completely to the upload, even outside of the boundaries of the bit map part. Interestingly, if I turn the dots intensity all the way down, the background artifacts stay 100% there, which is really odd.
I have tried both Save as and Export (that was quite a thread!!) for the svg file. Has anyone else seen this or have an idea? Perhaps some one can post the tool flow they use? No issues with entirely vector files. I’m impressed with the precision and repeat ability of vector cutting.
But the process of building the file and all the processing is pretty clunky compared to both of the other vendors tool flows. For the others you can set the material and color to operation mapping, then either direct print or save as a .pdf and it just goes. No doing the settings for every color on every material all the time. And I’ve never had them add artifacts.
Any thoughts out there?
Photo here, (I tried to upload svg file twice and it uploaded but doesn’t show in post, sorry)