I’m cutting some fairly intricate mechanisms that need to be numbered for easier assembly, so I’m using scoring to quickly label the components. But when I cut the project (Medium Draftboard, either Draft or High Quality score settings), it goes over each letter twice. This scorches the wood more than I’d like, and since I’m dealing with very small fonts (6-7pt), the results are often illegible.
I’m using Illustrator with the CNC Vector font, which claims to be a single-line font. Unfortunately, after expanding the text I find that it’s got extra nodes to create a closed path, hence the double score. Sneaky nodes!
Is this an issue with the font, or with the way I’m converting the text in Illustrator, or some other variable? Is there a different single-line font you’ve found works well?
And on a slight tangent, some horizontal and vertical lines aren’t being scored at all, as shown in the “5” below. This happens on the High Quality setting as well as Draft.
Supposedly, this is a single-stroke font. I’ve tried a few — AVHershey, CNC Vector, Machine Tool — all with the same results.
Ah, good thought! I’ll give that a try.
Argh! That’s what I was afraid of. Looks like I may have to turn down the intensity and deal with the double-score. Any letter-by-letter adjustment is out of the question, given that I’m dealing with over 250 pieces in this one project.