Hi there, LightBurn people,
First, thank you. Love your software, it’s been great for me and my small business engraving tumblers. But I’m burning though too many expensive items as I THINK I’m not understanding the settings properly. TO the point where I’m afraid to put the tumbler on the roller.
My roller settings are on point, for various radius’. I can get end-to-end engravings where the seam is, well, seamless. I have tested various tumblers and have honed the engraving on each diameter. I have different speed and power setting for each finish as they all have different pigments in them and burn best at their own temperatures (https://printonthis.com)
What I’m unsure about, and I thought I had it figured out, is the starting point of a burn. I’ll give you a scenario:
Say I have a new logo from a customer. I design/save the .svg via Illustrator. On LB, I have my origin set to user origin/center. I set a burner tumbler to test. It burns fine so I stop the job, mid-burn, various times, so that I can load the actual tumbler to burn and fulfill the order. The head ends up, wherever I stopped the print. I put the new tumbler, move the printhead to the center of my print (fire to check), then clear the origin, set the origin as the current position of the head, and go to print.
It has been inconsistent. I’m not sure if I’m doing it properly. I’m trying to tell LB that the current position of the head, is your origin, it’s your center. vertically and horizontally. But sometimes, the head seems to start at some random origin and ruin the tumbler. I have cases of burned-through YETIs, they’re $25 each, so after a while it gets frustrating.
Please tell me what I’m doing wrong, I’m just looking for consistency of settings.
Thank you in advance…