What settings should I used for Aluminum Business Cards?

#1

Hello Everyone!
I am a compete newbie, just set up my GF Plus yesterday. I did get to etch and cut on some birchwood plywood and now I am wondering what settings I can use to etch some black aluminum business cards.

Any suggestions? I would really appreciate it.

Brett

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#2

Any settings for anodized aluminum should work.

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#3

I have not done the business cards, but for other anodized aluminum I have had good luck with 700 speed power 50. You can adjust the lpi for your graphics and text.

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#4

Depending on what you’re doing, but if simple graphics I’d use 1000/FULL and 270 DPI for engraving.

Fast and full power for scores too.

I bought some blue anodized 022 cards and am finding that I need to make a double pass to remove all the color when engraving.

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#5

Thanks! I really appreciate it.

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#6

Thanks! I will try both fast and slow and see which works best.

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#7

Thanks! I was afraid of Full because the metal is so thin. But, I will give both 700 and Full a shot.

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#8

This laser is not going to cut through metal, so that’s not a concern.

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