Does anyone else run into these issues when trying to engrave something with a thicker design? Rather than a flat engraved surface, it comes out it prominent lines throughout the design. Any advice would be appreciated!
Thick White Acrylic
Where did you get this acrylic? It looks like it may be extruded instead of cast acrylic, which won’t engrave a consistent frosty white color like Proofgrade or other cast acrylics will.
That aside, the way to eliminate the lines is to defocus the engrave, so that you engrave with a larger spot size, and each line overlaps the next a bit. Do that by setting the “focus height” box in the engrave settings to a number 1/8" to 1/4" above or below the surface of the material.
That looks like either a movement issue or an issue with the graphic. I don’t think you will have success just de-focusing.
You may also have a problem with the precision - you may need to adjust the lines per inch setting, but that really looks like the head and gantry aren’t moving the way they should.