Hello! This is only going to be my second project on my Glowforge and I simply want to make sure I’m going about the proper steps. I want to create painted acrylic material that is custom cut into a design I have done. My question is; am I able to paint the white acrylic material first, let it dry and then cut it in my Glowforge OR should I cut the shapes first and then cut after? I’m concerned about the paint giving off a different chemical and messing up the machine or my biggest fear (fire).
I would greatly appreciate any help!!