So I have started dabbling with photos on wood. I have mostly been happy with the results. Proofgrade is nice for this, too, because of the masking. (I know, cleaning up the masking after the print is a pain, but a few experiments have convinced me that the masking preserves some detail and keeps the laser from over-burning the wood (which happens even on the light engrave setting).
Of course, my backup laser safety officer. Even with all the black in the picture, the image turned out pretty good.
This picture, though, suffered an unfortunate condition in the wood itself and had to be reprinted. I’m thinking a little bit of grain in the wood or something creating this artifact. Maybe @staff can take a peek and see.
The reprint with the same image came out clean.