Curious to know if its possible to score on Alumamark. I just did a business card with the engrave setting and thought about scoring it after I did it. The engrave time was 14 min and that’s just for 1 card. Is it possible to score it and have less time?
If you can engrave, you can score.
Would the settings be the same?
I don’t know what you are engraving/scoring so it is hard to say. A score is just a single line that can be any path. For engraves the printhead simply goes back and forth. Scores generally are done at a slower speed than engraves. I suggest you do a bit of testing. You may also want to defocus the laser for a wider score path.
how do I defocus the laser?
By entering a manual focus height. In acrylic, if the material is .125" some people use a focus height of .25 so the beam is diffused before it strikes the material. This may be helpful: Guide to Defocused Acrylic Engraving
Alumamark is quite different than acrylic, but the principle is the same.
Thank you very much. I’ll look into it. The alumamark is nice but expensive. For 25 business cards with shipping was around 50.00. So I want to be wise about it due to the cost.
Designate one card as a tester and do tiny little tests. You can do tons of tests in the space of a single biz card.
The more cards you do at once, the lower your per unit time will be.