Introducing Snapmark (September 2018)


#912

I am using snapmark a lot for mini mass production, engraving names in my wooden angels. It works very well and it´s a real blessing for me.
I noticed that the snapmark scan doesn´t work when there is too much light coming from outside. Sunlight is the worst, sometimes it says “Loong good, ready for printing” but it´s not good at all, the layout is twisted or it says that the snapmarks do not fit even if I never move them and use the same jig all the time.
Now I just cover up the lid and it seems to work fine now.


#913

I found this to be 100% of my problem as well.


#914

Not to Me-3; but it bears underscoring for anybody wishing good results.
I’m not suggesting that @teorourke doesn’t have an actual problem…
I’m just suggesting that I didn’t reeeallly care about those two little windows before, and now they are part of the “quick clean” regimen: mirrors, lenses, lid camera, and those two little windows.


#915

sigh Can I have snapmarks PLEASE? @bonny


#916

Me toooooooooooo!


#917

Just a heads up… I have an 11hr engrave that is split into sections. I’m engraving on thick clear acrylic so thought it a good idea to add the Snapmarks just in case. I was curious if the camera could pick them up. It didn’t. Black Sharpie to the rescue! No problem now.


#918

Snapmarks! This thread is making me drool with the possibilities! I love the silverware idea — wonder how long the color will stay on the silverware???


#919

so you’re saying…snapmarks = angels = blessings ???


#920

My tests of mustard are still visible. (November 2017)
My tests of homebrew cermark still look decent. I don’t know how long ago I did them. Spring?
My test pieces are the everyday mismatched hodgepodge that we use and wash every single day. So months at least…


#921

I just gave away a couple sets of silverware I had ----I think I have one that is plain (I hope that is the one I saved) because it would be fun to play with these and see what I can come up with! Do you hand wash or dishwasher wash? Thanks!


#922

Dishwasher, baby. I don’t coddle anything in my kitchen. There is no decor that isn’t also useful. Anything that isn’t dishwasher safe doesn’t last. If you can’t take the heat…


#923

Still wishing Snapmarks shows up soon. Maybe Santa will bring it?


#924

:grin:


#925

@bonny Any chance someone can look at my data and see if something is wrong with my machine?

I thought I would try Snapmark again. I’m still seeing the same results. It is off to the bottom right of the scored snap mark.

MacOS Majove 10.14
Safari Version 12.0 (14606.1.36.1.9)

I tried with PG Med. Draftboard.

Score Snapmark with draft setting, score rectangle with highest speed and lowest power at 4:25 Pacific

4:27 Ran snap mark without moving the material

4:29 Ran again scoring both the Snapmark and rectangle with highest speed and lowest power

You can see that the second time I ran the Snapmark and rectangle oare off.


Snapmark_Beta_-_Pencil_Tutorial chey.svg.zip (1.2 KB)


#926

Might put a caliper to your draftboard and check the thickness of it.


#927

Measured at 0.126 inches.


#928

Hi cchhun, thanks for sending this in. At a glance the file and set up looks correct. The team is digging into your logs to take a further look and I’ll get back to you once we know more.


#929

I was thinking it might be a contrast issue on your original jig.
My first jig was made with the aluminum/black ABS. I had to paint it as one side was reflective and the other was black on black!


#930

Why are you using Safari?


#931

It’s my default browser. I’ve tried chrome previously with the same results.