I’m trying to cut a batch of small objects, each with two engraves and a cut. I can fit 14 of them into the printable area in the Glowforge sheet of Proofgrade material, but it’s a 12 MB SVG file (from an 8 MB .ai file) which won’t print - after a half hour or so, it fails.
If I print one object a time, they take 20 minutes, but the scan/process cycle is very slow, perhaps 15 minutes. If I print two at a time, they take 40 minutes, but the scan/process cycle is perhaps a half hour. Three sometimes works, sometimes fails.
If I could just run the job on the complete sheet, it should take about 4:40 to cut, after one button press. But instead I have to run seven batches of two, each of which takes over an hour. And have to turn off/on different objects between each batch, click print, wait half an hour for the Glowforge light to go on, hit the button, then wait 40 minutes for the job to complete, seven times. So it takes about twice as long as it should, and requires frequent intervention to keep the process going.
I’ve already decreased the resolution of the images - they’re 500kb and 250kb PNG’s, so not huge.
How can I make this a “one click per batch” process? Or is it a matter of GF getting their buffering working so they can process large jobs?