First time using non-proofgrade material. I am trying to cut and engrave 1/8 Baltic Birch. I ordered on Amazon, 20 pack of 12x20 sheets. Quality is better then I expected, and happy that there is no warp, however, the measurements are a bit off, but not a big deal.
Here are the settings I used:
CUT: speed 200; full power; focus height 0.128
ENGRAVE: speed 1000; power 80; LPI 270, focus height 0.128
Cut came out great, very happy.
Engrave needs improvement. What do you think needs adjusting? Should I increase the LPI to show more of the fine lines? I feel the depth of the engraving is good.
I am still learning the ins and outs of custom settings.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a bunch
Repeat multiple times changing different settings and see which results you prefer on the material you have. Increasing LPI will darken/deepen the engrave. Looks like you have a good starting point.
you could up the power on the engrave and use set focus and pick spot where you will be engraving.
Using “set focus” and the default engrave settings for PG Med Maple Ply works for my 1/8" BB ply
Yeah, I just checked, I don’t even have custom settings saved for BB engrave, I think I use maple ply as well.
I do have for cut, though.
Nobody has said it yet: skinny lines (especially vertical skinny lines) don’t do well at very high speeds.
Try at a speed of no more than 500, see how it goes.
PG Med Maply Ply works great!!! thank you so much for the tip!