This is consistently strange.
I have a hanging sign that is 2-sided that has a large engraved area on both sides. It is a dishwasher clean/dirty sign where I engrave one side, flip it, then switch images and engrave the other side. I have done this dozens of times with no problems.
All of a sudden now my GF will seemingly “skip” a line while engraving leaving a random ridge right across the entire surface area. It’s visually noticeable and makes the whole project useless.
What’s weird is this always happens on the second side of the sign (i.e. - I’ll engrave one side just fine, flip it, then the 2nd sign has the artifact). But the ordering doesn’t matter (i.e. - I can start with “clean” on the first project and the “dirty” side will have the artifact. But if I flip the side I start with the same problem occurs on the 2nd side being engraved).
This leads me to believe it’s not a problem with the file itself, as I would assume it would consistently show up on one side or the other. Plus I’ve made this item dozens of times.
The attached photos demonstrate the behavior on 2 samples, each with 1 side showing the problem. I’ve also tried different engraving settings (draft vs. SD) to no change.
Any ideas? I’ve wasted several iterations of this trying to figure this out.