I’m new to engraving with laser and starting to use LightBurn software.
I have a classic 3D printer Creality Ender 3 Pro, but i bought an upgrade with a laser head 0,5W. It’s not too strong but for now it’s enough and pretty fun to work with.
At start i tried to use the basic Creality Workshop for engraving but wow, the program is sooo bad. Then i found LB and i love it.
Here are some of my creations, not the best but I’m satisfied with the result for now. I use birch wood (15x15x0,5cm) or 2 color plastic sheets.
Now I’m trying to find some good settings for engraving photos.
For everyone, if you have the same laser setup and struggling with engraving, let me know, together we can find the best settings
Welcome to the Lightburn forum. I have to congratulate you on the splendid work you have posted. I have been a member here for quite some time and still consider myself a beginner. There is so much to learn about this subject I don’t think I will ever be able to say I don’t find something new every day. This is a great place to learn all about lasers, and the members here are always willing to jump in and held with any problems that you come up against.
What part of the word are you from?. I’m in the UK and getting on in years. Took up lasering as an addition to my main hobby woodturning.
Nice to have you onboard, keep posting your creations.
Every day i find some new thing or function in LB, so I’m experimenting a lot. But I really like it. I’m from Czech.
Originally I bought it for the engraving of the background for my panel, but now I have a lot of wooden sheets so I’m playing with wood now. I’m still trying to find a good setting for photos, but it looks like I can’t use one universal every picture needs a different setting.
Please could you give some hint about engraving speed. I expect that you use “full power” 0.5W. It seems that there is very narrow area between wood is grayed (or browned) and wood is intact. The only way to get more levels/tones seems to use dithering,