I am about to embark on cutting / engraving 100+ 4"x6" wedding invitations (sorta like this). Can you help me make sure I’m not missing anything or doing anything obviously wrong before I embark on this project?
I already made a design from scratch in Inkscape, used “Convert object to path” on the fonts, and tested it out on draftboard. It looks good! So, I’m about to put in an order for 35 pieces of proofgrade hardwood (maybe this) – the plan is to cut 3 invitations side-by-side on each sheet.
- I noticed that for some designs the laser scans back and forth like a laser-jet printer, but for others it follows the curvature of a path. What controls which thing happens?
- The design currently takes 15+ minutes to print on draftboard; are there common tips for speeding it up?
- Are there any other considerations for bulk projects like this?