I ordered some 12 x 12" square draftboard from Etsy that is 1/4" thick.
It was my first time cutting thicker draftboard. I used the
proofgrade settings for thick draftboard but it didn’t cut all the way through. Then I tried with two passes that didn’t work either (burned it pretty good on this try).
I tried to compensate by trying to cut a square out of the 1/8" thick 12 x 20 " pieces I had - only to realize that the a vertical line will only cut about 11" across.
I know I need to edit my letters or they are going to fall out all together - so please never mind that part.
Any suggestions for other settings I can try on this thick draftboard?
“Draftboard” refers specifically to the “Proofgrade” brand MDF sold by Glowforge. If I remember correctly, it comes in ~1/8" (“Medium”) and ~1/4" (“Thick”). The “Thick Draftboard” settings in the UI refer to the later.
What you bought on Etsy is likely something entirely different.
The best way to figure out the settings is to do some testing. Here is a write-up on how:
Since Glowforge support staff won’t be able to help with non-Proofgrade materials, this probably needs to get moved to Beyond the Manual to get additional community help.
Like everyone else said. It’s a crapshoot depending on the glues used to bind it. But I did cut some recently and think I did 140 speed / full power. Two passes and it was almost perfect for the stuff that I had. What you have may be completely different but probably a good setting to start with.