Short tips and tricks

It is unlikely that they invented a coding scheme to turn all of the cut settings into 7 alphanumerics. Especially since that would mean if they decided to add another engraving option, or otherwise tweak the settings, it would nullify all existing QR codes.

And anyhow, if your QR doesn’t match one of the options in the dropdown list, then it wouldn’t function anyhow (sadly).

I am looking forward to being able to save commentary on our designs which exist in the GFUI so that I can keep my settings digitally, and cross-platform.

Till then… anotepad.com works.

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Have only had mine for ~12 hours, but when I manually selected the material (because it wouldn’t read the proof grade sticker, I later just moved the board and it scanned) I got warning after warning and didn’t see an obvious way to clear the warning.

You didn’t say which warning. If it is the warning that Proofgrade wasn’t detetected, then you get that anytime it doesn’t recognize the QR even if you select it manually. Kind of useless, but harmless in that you don’t have to clear it. Might be because they knew users would select Proofgrade settings with non-Proofgrade installed and the lawyers weren’t comfortable. No real idea.

Is that the warning you are talking about?

Does anyone know if I’d be able to cut through multiple layers of the same material (ex. 2 pieces of 1/8in. pine stacked on top of each other)? If so, I’m assuming the pieces should be glued or taped together in a spot where the laser wouldn’t pass through.

Any feedback on how to improve efficiency when cutting multiple copies?

Unfortunately, not a good idea.

You’re messing with fire, and an air gap in between the slats would feed it. Might cause overburn, or even let a fire get out of control.

(They used to have something in the Manual about being limited to just one thickness of material…not sure if it made it into the final version.)

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This is a great answer, thank you! I won’t be taking chances. I’ll stick to cutting layered copies on my bandsaw :+1:t4:

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Well now I’m going to have to try it. :slight_smile:️ Seems like it shouldn’t be much different than plywood - e.g. multiple layers often with voids or pockets.

Although I wouldn’t do it in practice because I’d be getting bigger kerfs and potentially more char vs just running two or more at a time as single items on a sheet - not as fast but cleaner.

Wood might not be as bad, probably just additional char, but stacks of paper wouldn’t be so terribly good.:wink:

wow. that is a sharp scan! nothing I’ve done has come close to achieving an image that sharp!