My GF Pro is 8 months old. I’ve only printed on slate and per on average one per few days. No wood, acrylic etc and therefore my machine is like brand new as far as dust and debris is concerned ( as well as the circuit boards ). All lenses are clean, ribbon is clipped correctly, no visible damage and crumb tray is securely placed in unobstructed grooves.
For the very first time, I switched on, laser head danced a different tune, an orange light appeared, I panicked and cut the power but the following day switched on after resetting the arm and head top left with the power off. Warm up flashed orange again. Repeat. Blue light, all systems go, printed image, fuzzy result. Used a previously great result, same settings etc… Fuzzy once again. Definitely a GF issue therefore. Does anybody have suggestions? Thanks in advance
The photo of the couple came out perfectly a few days ago so I ran a test on that one using exactly the same settings after the other image came out blurry. The room temperature was at 8°C at the time of printing. I used the set focus too.
It would be easier to determine if there is a problem if you would engrave/cut a known Glowforge file. If you could print the Gift of Good Measure on copy paper using the 20# settings and post the pictures someone may have some ideas.
Ok guys… I’m operating at 18°C and still have blurry, fuzzy images. I’ve got 8 products to finish for Christmas presents and need urgent help/advise please. All lenses are clean, zero debris or dust, set focus is used?
Well the gift of good measure looks focused and the material may have swelled with humidity which would impact the cut through.
Is the slate flat and are you certain the machine is focusing correctly on it? Do you see the red dot hit it during the focus?