Hi, I want to step into laser engraving, with the main purpose of being able to engrave on the back of mirrors, and the front of wood panels. I want to be able to make nice engravings of photographic images. At the moment I am doing this by sandblasting with UV sensible masking materials, but the result is somewhat coarse (like 35lpi) and only dithers, no greyscales. As I understand Lightburn makes it possible to do real greyscales? Elsewhere I read that diodes are most useful for that, since CO2 lasers are to powerful for that. Is that right?
Can someone give me some recommendations of the diode that would suite my wishes?
I moved this from the Hardware to the Community Laser Talk category, because I think my question was overlooked. Thanks!