Industry Solutions (Laser settings for success)
Determining Laser Settings
CO2 Laser engravers are capable of handling almost any materials and knowing the correct speed and power settings to use on different materials is a big part in the secret of success.
To understand the variances of your machine, we recommend these test steps:
For faster engraving, create a 25mm square using the graphics software. Fill it with black and with no outline. Enter settings that seem to make sense for the intented use, keeping in mind that the key variable should be the power setting, leaving the speed setting at 100%. Send the file to the laser and begin lasering. A close look after even a few strokes should make it clear whether the cut is too deep, too shallow, or just right. If necessary, reset the power and try again until the depth is just right.