I run quite a few photo engraves through my GF. I usually have pretty good results. I went on vacation last week and since coming back, none of the photo engraves have been turning out well.
I cleaned all the lenses this morning, tried again, and the photos just aren’t coming out as before. I even tried a photo I engraved before my vacation, using my saved settings for photos, and it came out awful compared to the first time I printed it.
Have any settings changed? is my speed of 1000 the same as before. My photos are coming out WAY darker than before, so I am wondering if GF has changed what the speed/power combos are doing. is 1000sp/90power still the same as it was a week ago for a plus unit?
Here are the settings I use
Speed - 1000
Power - 90
Greyscale - dots
Pattern Density - 3-65
Margin - Max Quality
LPI - 450
Passes - 1
Focus - Auto
I will attach a photo with the difference between two prints, the only difference being one was done before my vacation and the other was done after I got back. Using the same image (that I edited in photoshop) and put into my inkscape template for a 5x7 photo. loaded into the webapp, used the above settings to burn.
Any help is appreciated. Currently I am running a multitude of tests with other settings trying to get good results, to no avail…