What is a better wood alternative to these extra cheap craftwood banners? They gunked up my unit real fast. I’m going to try masking them to see if that helps.
Hard to say without knowing what they’re made of.
Baltic Birch plywood is a pretty good material for most things… but without context, that might well be baltic already?
Masking your material seems unlikely to reduce the gunk’ed-up-ness of your laser… that’s just putting more material in there to burn away. Masking may help your product avoid scorch marks and such, but I doubt it’ll help with gunky-ness.
My guess is this craftwood is some kind of MDF wood… which is well known for gunking up machines =P
I agree with @evansd2 maybe use some baltic birth plywood and see how that fairs.
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