Hello all, new to the Laser engraving community.
I have a problem with the D1 laser engraving an image. If I import a PNG image, lightburn shows the image fine and how I would like it to engrave. However when it starts the job, where detail and white space (no image color) is supposed to be it burns the whole image as black. No detail, no white area…Nothing. It just looks like the outline of the image with fill in for all of the image. I am using GreyScale for the image, should I be using something else?
The firmware is the latest according to xTool. That was the first thing I did when I got the laser and so it would work with LightBurn. I can recheck to be sure, but I think I’m good on that part.
The device type I will have to check when I get a change. I will answer you back when I do.
Okay I see the problem. Nothing with your device setup. What’s going on is related to the fact that this is an image and you’ve chosen to burn this using grayscale image mode.
For diode lasers grayscale will take into account both the Max power value as well as the Min power value. LightBurn will actually assign a power value relative to the darkness of the gray in proportion to the min/max power range.
In your cut settings you had Max Power at 80% and Min Power at 40%.