This is my first real test after the gift of good measure and the snap and store box. This forum is the best and I’ve learned so much from all of you folks over the last few weeks! I received my Glowforge yesterday (Katra - for any fellow Trekkies out there) and was so much better prepared to dive right in because of this community. I used the most recommended settings (Speed 800/Full Power/225 LPI) and went to engraving. I also wanted to play with different methods of coloring my etch and for anyone interested, here is what I used:
A) Masking - Don’t recommend it, wouldn’t do it again. While I could probably cover up the grey left behind, I’ve decided to keep it as a reminder.
B) Alcohol inks - cool tie dyed effect, though I’ll admit I’m not the most proficient at using them.
C) Dry erase markers - I don’t think that in all my lurking, I saw anyone suggest them. But it made sense to me and I decided to put it to the test. Super easy clean up! I obviously can’t comment on the longevity of this method, but I would definitely do it again.
D) Nothing. No color at all. I decided to keep it this way as a control sample.
Thank you all for being so willing to share you experiences, settings, and designs. I look forward to being able to contribute to the innovative ideas I see here every day!