Hello, so recently my GF stopped working (focusing issues and all sort of problems) and I received a replacement a couple days ago.
I have noticed that this machine sometimes (and randomly) leaves a weird pattern when engraving.
I am using 1/8" 2 ply rowmark plastic (red on black) with masking tape (yes the masking tape is perfectly applied, I use a laminator for that and it looks pretty much like the GF certified material. Super flat, no bubbles)
This used to happen with my old broken machine once in a blue moon, but it has happened already a few times with my new replacement.
I have been using the GF for a while now, A LOT, every day. I run a business and I stay busy with this machine, so I am very familiar with all the things I need to check to make sure the engravings are done properly (flat material, good designs, clean machine, all fans and lenses, etc). Belts all seem to be the right tension, it actually engraves and cuts very well, the problem is the random “thick line” that goes across my engravings.
I was just wondering if anybody has noticed something similar. It is like in just a section (it is never in the whole design, just randomly across either the top, center, or bottom) it engraves either a little bit deeper or a little bit less deep and creates some sort of a thick line - Please see attached picture to make it easier to understand.
It is sometimes hard to see but when the right light angle hits you can definitely see a thick line. It could be on the same design or not. I usually run 20 copies of different designs all over the bed. And sometimes I only have 5 different designs (qty 4 of each) and it could do it in just 2 of them or 3 or maybe none! It is pretty random.