I purchased the Glowforge to engrave on powder coated aluminum and anodized aluminum.
I’m happy with the detail of the first test engravings, but I can’t quite seem to get it to be that nice bright aluminum color that some of you are getting. The steering wheel plate is the powder coated plate and the mousepad is anodized aluminum. The powder coat is much thicker than the anodize.
artwork is an svg exported from illustrator
tried 1 pass and it was too dark. 2 pass and it’s a little better, but still dark.