I found a box of wood veneer I had from a project a few years back and decided to make some business cards with them. Although I do not have a ton of laser cutter experience it seemed like it would be a pretty easy project. I had my file ready and headed to my makerspace.
I was totally wrong. I got to the makerspace at my reserved time but they were doing a safety training course so my time got pushed back an hour (this would not happen with my glowforge )
Once I was able to start using the laser cutter I imported my files… it ended up taking an hour to set the file up correctly in the software and unfortunately no matter the settings I could not get the laser to pick up all the thin details of the calligraphy.
Regardless, I cut a few of them before the makerspace closed for the night. The whole time I could not stop thinking the glowforge could eliminate the majority of the frustrations I had while trying to cut these. I will try these again when my glowforge gets delivered and I am really looking forward to posting a comparison of my experiences!