I’ve been using my Glowforge for about a year. And though I love the Proofgrade shop, There is a serious lack of color options. So I purchase from Inventables (which on the phone with Glowforge they said their acrylic products are good). However doing the manual settings always WASTES my material. Whats annoying to me is I order the same material from Glowforge, same thickness, acrylic its just a different color, and when I try to copy the settings in manual mode - it feels like the Glowforge software intentionlly doesnt cut it right, it never goes through, the beam is spotty and flickers. I’ve tried changing the settings, and copying what the proofgrade settings are for the same material, and it never works. However…and this is what REALLY annoys me…if I take the barcode sticker off of a Proofgrade product thats the same and stick in on the non-proofgrade…magically it cuts perfectly the first time.
Does anyone have this issue with non-proofgrade acrylic thats the same as the proograde in size/thickness?
What settings do you use when you cut them?