I have 18 pages or card stock on one bed, they all need the same etch on them. Sometimes when I lay these kinds of jobs out I can get the Lightburn software to cross the entire span of the bed while engraving. This lessens the amount “gunk build up” on the laser head and usually shaves a few minutes off of each bed full of card stock. All good right?
Yeah…except here’s the rub. I have no idea how to intentionally program the software instruct the laser head to traverse the entire bed: left to right, right to left, left to right, etc… while engraving.
Can anyone please explain, how to set that up, purposefully.
I’m attaching a screenshot of the current job I’m working on. As you can see, the laser head is swinging back and forth for each little engraving before moving on to the next little spot. I want to program “bed long etchings” while working inside of Lightburn’s software. I’m aware that by setting the art up in illustrator with all the cardstock layout completed before import, that this will solve the issue, more than likely. But please let me know if I can fix 'optimization settings" within lightburn to achieve the same goal.
Thanks in advance!
Thunder Laser Nova 51 100w