I ordered some PG Medium thickness draft board to create a jig in order to do a set of aluminum cards. One thing I’m getting stuck on is how to ensure Snapmark alignment stays true with these different thicknesses.
Aluminum Cards: .8mm thick, 86x54mm
Draft board: 1/8th inch thick, 12x20"
My SVG was built in Illustrator, and it contains:
Snapmarks (they’re being picked up by the machine)
Jig rectangles at 86.1x54.1mm
Grid of 86x54mm designs for the cards. (So I can engrave 20 at a time)
My jig cuts to size matching Illustrator mm’s perfectly (86mmx54mm), the cards snap into the jig perfectly. However, when I went to do the run to engrave them, the alignment was off by about half an inch.
I believe this is because the aluminum cards are a different height than the jig. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Should I have my material thickness still set to 1/8th inch, but my focal point for my artwork set to .8mm? Is there some other set of settings I should be using for that?