I had imported a PNG customer file to mark a cup. File processed in LB with a large square around the actual image, I was able to estimate/overcome that without too much problem. The logo had 2 colors, one solid black one orange. The preview looked good, and the laser was set at the same min/max power -
However - when it marked the cup it marked the black as I would expect, but clearly throttled the laser power back on the orange portion rendering a “shaded” product but not one that I could pass on to the customer. Basically…the black portion of the logo etched the powdercoating off cleanly as I would expect, but the orange portion did not.
Interesting - and I’m sure LB did exactly what I told it to do…only the outcome wasn’t the expected one.
How can I fix the .PNG in LB to be all one color and avoid this in the future?
ps -I’m tried converting it to a vector in inkscape - but the image isn’t high of enough resolution and the tiny lettering details get “messy”.