So I recently got a bulk order. My first reallllly big one. I’m pretty new to the laser/maker/crafter world. So I start printing these keychains today (first batch came out fine, all normal proof grade thick cherry ply settings) and my second print was awful. I mean scrap it and start over bad. I was boggled for a full half an hour before I thought to take calipers to the material. It was significantly thinner than proofgrade settings. Fixed the focus point and BAM. Perfection.
So tonight I went through with calipers and measured all 4 corners of every single piece of material I have so that I would know focus point before cutting and wrote it on the masking in sharpie. Just hoping my mistake will help someone else avoid murdering a perfectly innocent sheet of ply in the future.
If anyone else has any rookie mistakes to avoid I’d love to hear them.
*Note: I’m calling this a rookie mistake because it’s EVERYWHERE in the forums and I didn’t think about it beforehand.