I discovered that you should not place a design you plan to 3D engrave such that it overlaps on the Proofgrade sticker – this is one I was working on using Proofgrade Maple Hardwood:
Bummer But yeah, the sticker is thin but it acts just like masking and will take pews to get through it. This is why I always turn my PF material over so the sticker is on the back. Hopefully you only had one screwed up piece.
Yep – just the one – thanks.
Had that happen to me on a standard engrave one time, I wonder if they’ll ever move over to the U.V. ink on the masking they were talking about. Not a big problem, definitely not their first priority, but still would be nice eventually.
I have tinkered a bit with the settings doing 3D engrave on Non-PG material. Similar issue to yours. I have a masking tape that I always run into an issue of the glue being left behind.
Thanks for saving us from the same disappointment.
Possible future solution, carefully pull the sticker up and place it somewhere already used?
Or turn it over and engrave the backside.
I think you could just break out some fabric and make him a nice pair of shorts and everything will be okay.
Thank you for that .
LOL My exact thoughts as well. I didn’t want to mention it, but that odd looking highlighted patch at the groin made me do a double take at first lol. I think fun little board shorts on him would look great.
Just looks like the gorilla has a tan line. ha ha
Recently tried to peel the sticker on a piece. When that didn’t work, I flipped it so that there was only masking for the engrave and the sticker only hit the cutting.
Take an xacto or equivalent and cut around the sticker, then pull up it and the masking beneath it
My weird brain just thought… laser a hole just left of his torso and tie a little apron on him for silly giggles. Might as well have fun on a less then perfect piece
then cut out space is darker without masking.
“I have tinkered a bit with the settings doing 3D engrave on Non-PG material. Similar issue to yours. I have a masking tape that I always run into an issue of the glue being left behind.”
cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, comes right up in a flash