I run a small business making home decor. I glue cardstock to 1/4 and 1/8 mdf then cut the design out on my bandsaw. Business is booming and I cant keep up, thinking a laser cutter is my best option. I’m thinking I can use print then cut or reference points to line stuff up, but thats not my main concern.
My concern is that the cardstock will burn when using higher power to cut the mdf. I’ve tried reaching out to local people to help do tests but I can’t get in touch with anyone. If the cardstock burns, the design on it will be ruined thus I cant use the cutter for my designs. If it is an ever so slight burn, I have designs with black borders, so it may not be noticeable. I have no problem cutting two or three times to avoid this, just need to get the issue resolved quickly as halloween is my biggest season. Does anyone have experience with this that can give some assistance?
Some have suggested cutting the paper and cardstock separately, then attaching them together. I’ve tried this, it never works and takes longer than cutting by hand on the bandsaw