It was an interesting but not compelling feature for me. I was already doing iPads and iPhones on the Redsail.
What would really make the feature standout would be for them to automatically vary the power as the image slides over the curved edge (and maybe recognize not to engrave the logo so you didn’t need to extract that out of your file). Curved edges do pretty well but varying the power would make the image on the edges exactly the same as the rest of it.
This is one case where more LPI really makes a difference. I use the 450 or 6-whatever LPI setting. It makes a very smooth looking “engrave” that has no lines or fuzzy artifacts.
really, that’s what compelled you to get the GF? how many Ithings do you have? and what happens every year when they change the model, put glass on the back, chromed backs etc?
I actually though that having a feature specifically for marking ipads somehow cheapens the tool… almost makes it too user friendly. if that makes any sense…
Yes, I measure the height of the MacBook as well as the width and depth and create a template in Fusion 360 and then put a couple sheets of MDF in the bed without the tray. I then measure the height with the MDF sheets and laptop combined subtracted 1.5 in from that to get my height. I didn’t use masking which I should have but I didn’t and I didn’t use any kind of spray or anything. Next time I think I might try the marking spray.
Thanks, I’ll go over your tutorial. I plan on experimenting on them whole, since I might have some people asking me to etch their computers, I want to have an idea of what I’m doing before anything else.
But, wait, guys, the real question here is does this person just love Mumford & Sons or are they part of Mumford & Sons? Because if they’re not in the band they must love the band a whole hell of a lot and either way I’m impressed.