Tips & Tricks for laser engravers
Photo engraving is not the hardest thing to do if you have good software which supports you well enough. Here you can find some very helpful tricks to become a real photo engraving pro, because you know, photo engraving is considered to be the fine art of laser engraving.
PR9.NET March 15, 2013 - Selection of images and laser parameters
Before the laser comes into play, the selection of the image is the first hurdle to overcome:
You have to keep an eye on the resolution and the contrast of the image because this influences the engraving process.
To get a good result it is important to work with correct material parameters. A golden rule for photo engravers is "less is more!". For top engraved photos it is vital to select the correct speed, adjust power settings and lenses.
In order to get good results out of your laser photo engraving processes you have to pick the right raster algorithms in the Trotec JobControl X. There are various options included in the software. Which one to choose depends on the picture you want to engrave and the material you would like to use. The trick here is to get the right algorithm.
Tools for image processing
You may need to adapt the pictures before you start the laser engraving process: improve the contrast or make the image clearer. Most graphic software packages have these functions built in.
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About Trotec Laser, Inc.
Trotec Laser Inc. is a manufacturer for laser cutting, marking and engraving machines located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.
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