In addition to my dot test pattern, I also created an engraving test file. I wanted something small that would run relatively quickly but still show me what kind of tonal range I’m getting. Here’s the file I created. It’s at a native 508 pixels per inch.
Here’s what I’m getting…
Sorry, above photo looks just slightly out of focus on the engraving.
That’s quite a bit of detail for an area that small. It was engraved at 508dpi/.05 interval. I think I’m getting just the slightest bit of overburn. The entire thing is a little less than 4x2.25 inches. Stucki dither. No adjustments to the shape properties.
For comparison, I’d really like to see someone with one of the new Beam Buddy lenses run this same image on card stock, not a binary material like anodized aluminum or painted tile or acrylic.