I am looking to engrave a photo of a friends dog onto both wood and acrylic. the wood, will be in a heart shape and lightly stained and varnished, and the acrylic is to do an led light.
I have heard so much about enabling and disabling passthrough - my head is a mush - what are your thoughts please?
Also, if you have any suggestions to improve my intended files , please feel free to say… I just put the photo into image-r
it is saying that the size currently is 666px width 375px height and 72dpi
I have an 80W C02, which Im loving using and learning
thank you for any help, advice, support, as always
This prevents the image from being resampled internally at all and disables the normal image modes described below. Line interval / DPI will be directly tied to the size of the image. This is best used for images that have been pre-processed for laser engraving outside of LightBurn. - Image Settings - LightBurn Software Documentation
This is worth review. You can adjust the image within LightBurn, so there is no need for external photo editing. - Adjust Image Tool - LightBurn Software Documentation
oh wow Rick - thanks a lot, I will have a look …much appreciated
I have a file with 0.1mm dots. It’s used for testing resolution and was a Sadler creation.
It is run with ‘pass-through’ enabled. Run it with and without, see the difference…
It’s very small, use the ‘zoom to frame selection’ option in the tool bar next to the camera to see it.
You will have a difference as the acrylic will be more consistent than wood, being a natural product.
Probably be able to produce a finer engraving on the acrylic also. The wood grain all ‘burns’ different.
The speed I’m running might be a little high for your machine, so check that.
thank you Jack, thats very kind of you. I forgot to mention last time, yes, I eventually got my laser, and am so happy with it, am loving it. its a 80w CO2 300x500
Mine is a 50 watt China Blue, but it has had some modifications to it. It’s actually 508 x 344, last time I checked…
I’m glad you finally got the machine and are having a good time with it. In the end, that’s all that really matters.
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