Before sending designs to a laser cutter, it is important to make sure that there are no duplicate lines. Even though people can’t usually see them, because they hide each other, the cutter will see them. And ultimately, the laser will go back and forth over each of them, ultimately causing burns in the material. This will therefore affect the quality of the work that’s being done. When laser engraving is being done, there are two different methods – one of these is vector marketing, which is based on etching along lines that are created in a design program.
- Make sure any files sent don’t have duplicate lines, as the laser beam will run along them twice.
- Lasers work with either vector marking or engraving areas line by line as a printer would.
- When relying on an existing photo graphic image, the lines should be extracted by tracing.
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