I had done about 20 engraves of the same thing, an engraved image on a book shaped box. I had done it as a grayscale to power, and it turned out really well in PG maple and Baltic Birch. The client I had made these for asked for a few more, but I can’t get them to turn out at all right. It seems like mapping grayscale to power assumes a certain minimum threshold so it burns a firm amount over the whole image, and so it looks over burnt. And the details that used to show on the previous ones are now completely lost.
Is there a trick for this since the conversion happened, or is there a better setting?
Old one is on the right.