So, this could very well be a hardware issue as well. Honestly, I’m not sure. But I’m new to using a laser, so here’s the issue. I’m using a 15W Ortur Laser Maser 2. The first few projects I did were my logo on an 1/8" piece of plywood, and it worked beautifully.
So then I decided to burn a much larger sampling of monograms and fonts on a scrap piece of hard maple. In doing so, the laser was very inconsistent in terms of the burn. Within the same line/phrase or image, parts were much darker than other parts. And the surface is completely level. Similarly, I tried to burn straight lines on my work surface to help line pieces up, and got the same inconsistent results.
See attached photos for examples. Does anyone have any advice on settings I can change in Lightburn to help with this? I did try slowing it down a bit, but that didn’t seem to help too much.
Thanks in advance!!