The other day I posted…
https://community.glowforge.com/t/help-with-dividing-a-raster-image/35946?u=xabbess… to enlist help splitting an image so that I could try this with mixed media…PG ply with a piece of inlaid brass. I spent the entirety of this afternoon running so many variable settings to use with Laser Bond 100 on brass. Highest power lowest speed to highest speed and lowest power.
Finally got close, though couldn’t seem to get anything with text without some ghosting of the letters which rather annoys me. (if anyone has any ideas about this, please share with me).
The image in the first photo was split into an ‘inside’ layer and and ‘outside’ layer…and of course had to be in two colors to allow for separate engraving. When I got the engraved bezel done, the brass fits in exactly flush with the PG, so didn’t have to change the focus…only the engrave settings. it’s not as dark as I’d like…it’s a rasterized image…so maybe two passes might work. I don’t know.
This was an all new venture for me and I loved (sort of) figuring it out.