Successfully utilizing a laser cutter to get through paper can be a somewhat meticulous process, especially if you don’t know where to start. There are several initial steps to engage in ahead of time for basic prep such as cleaning your lenses and getting them into focus. Once you’ve taken all of the steps of standard setup, you’ll want to take a moment to optimize the cutter’s settings to the specifications that are recommended based on the type of paper project you are trying to complete.
- To laser cut paper without scorching, make sure to get the right focus distance.
- Make sure the work bed is level and the mirrors and lens are clean.
- The paper must be held flat and air assist should be high, but not too high.
“You will need to do some additional testing to get the optimum results for your particular laser machine.”