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material sourceoperationSpeedPowerpassesthickness of materialLPI for engrave MachinecommentLink to image
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Cut300Full1.0625 inBasic
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Acrylic - Yellow on Black InventablesEngrave10004011/16" claimed, 0.05 measured225Prospeckled but ok
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ABS - PLASTIC (ANYONES ??)ABS melts and arsenic fumesProdangerous to burn, cyanide gas, kills adults at low ppm in air!
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Acrylic - InventablesCut10025.118" (1/8")ProPro full is different than basic
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Acrylic - Brushed Aluminum on BlackInventablesCut2001001.0625 (1/16")Pro
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Acrylic - Brushed Aluminum on BlackInventablesEngrave1000152.0625 (1/16")450BasicSold as 1/8, actually 23/200s...
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Acrylic - Brushed Gold on BlueInventablesCut2756010.022"ProGreat for folded structures, first surface and corrigation are cut, back surface is intact
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Acrylic - Brushed Gold on BlueInventablesEngrave2251210.022"Basic
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Acrylic - Checcmcast 1/4" clear -Various (mfd by Chemcast)Cut120Full10.24Plus TESTING RIGHT NOW W MASKING TAPE FRONT AND BACK
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Acrylic - ClearHome DepotCut150801.071"(no masking) .080"(with masking)Pro
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Acrylic - Clear 0.06" (Cast)"Tap PlasticsCut1507010.06Basic
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Acrylic - Furfabric.comCut3004010.15Basic
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Acrylic - GlitterInventablesCut1506031/8" claimed,
0.117 measured
ProDrops Out
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Acrylic - RedCut14010010.12225/90%ProFull cut through.
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Acrylic - Red fluorescent estreetplastics.comCut1808520.125PlusRemove the clear masking plastic on the front BEFORE you start!
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Acrylic - Red on Bright White Laserable SheetInventablesCut350901.022 claimed,
.028 measured
225ProHeld in place, pushes out softly
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Acrylic - Red on Bright White Laserable SheetInventablesCut3509011/16" claimed,
.069 measured
225ProKrylon MAXX paint. Scotchbrite 00 after engrave, prior to etching.https://community.glowforge.com/t/engine-plate/32774
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Acrylic - Red on Bright White Laserable SheetInventablesEngrave1000371.022 claimed,
.028 measured
225ProNo burn on the back side.
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Acrylic - Red on Bright White Laserable Sheet-InventablesEngrave10004011/16" claimed,
.069 measured
225Basic
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Acrylic - Red on Clear SheetInventablesCut275Full11/16" claimed,
0.07 measured
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Acrylic - Red on Clear SheetInventablesEngrave2251521/16" claimed,
0.07 measured
225ProFull power is too powerful. Use 100
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Acrylic - Silver and Gold Glitter SheetInventablesCut1159711/8"Basic2 passes
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Acrylic - WhiteInventablesCut10025.118" (1/8")Pro
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Acrylic - Yellow on Black Laserable SheetInventablesCut325Full11/16" claimed, 0.05 measuredProlooks good possibly better then above
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Alumamarkhttps://alumamark.com/Engrave10002710.02270
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Aluminum w/ Black Powder CoatEngrave300Full1Pro
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Aluminum w/Black Matte PaintEngrave10007020.8mm675Prolowest power capable of cutting
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Baltic Birch - 22 count - 12x20x0.125
SawaLasercuts - EtsyCut1659410.128
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Baltic Birch PlywoodEtsyCut250Full1.118"Basicbest setting for avoiding edge warping
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Baltic Birch PlywoodCutFull11/8"Plus
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Baltic Birch PlywoodCut145Full1/8"ProExcellent clarity and sharp image. Good results.
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Baltic Birch PlywoodCut145Full1/8" claimed,
.115" measured
ProCorners cut sooner but edges take multiple passes to get thru cleanly
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Baltic Birch Plywood - 1/2"Engrave4005011/2"225ProA little melty on the bottom of the cut
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Baltic Birch Plywood - 1/8"WoodpeckerWoodpeckerCut170Full11/8"
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Bamboo Cutting BoardEngrave6006010.375225ProPro full is different than basic full
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BasswoodCut250Full13/16"Basic
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Basswood Country RoundJoAnnnEngrave4003010.5450ProMedium-dark engrave .0275" deep
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Birch Plywood14.21 sheet (24" x 48")Home DepotCut120Full10.25Pro
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Birch Plywood14.21 sheet (24" x 48")LowesCut130Full11/4Plusno mask
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Birch Plywood14.21 sheet (24" x 48")LowesEngraveFull801270Plus
Medium/light engrave. Darker at Full Power same other settings, but a lot more burn over the edges, no mask
Medium/light engrave. Darker at Full Power same other settings, but a lot more burn over the edges, no mask
Medium/light engrave. Darker at Full Power same other settings, but a lot more burn over the edges, no mask
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Canvas BagTrying to figure out to score or engrave and what settings?
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Card Stock (White)Blicks Art SupplyCut5006010.01Plus
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Cardboard (.15")TrashCut1806010.15"BasicThis is a pretty deep engrave
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Cardboard (.15")Engravea651.15"125
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Cardboard (.15") - First SurfaceTrashCut400Full10.15"BasicFull power blows it out.
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Cardboard (.15") - High SpeedTrashCut325Full10.15"Basic
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Cardboard (.15") - High SpeedTrashCut310Full10.15"Pro
Shallow engrave. No masking. Cleans up easily with baby wipes. Also available in 2" thick, coasters, etc.
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Cardboard, corrugatedShipping boxCut3008010.125ProClean cut all the way through, no fire :)
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Cardboard, corrugatedShipping boxCut1806010.125Basic
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Cardboard, corrugatedShipping boxEngrave10004010.125225Basic
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Cardboard, corrugatedShipping boxScore5002510.125Plus/Procut through first layer, was able to bend back at score without tearing the back layer
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Cardboard, corrugated (.25")Shipping boxCut200Full10.25BasicChars the edges a bit
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Cardboard, corrugated (.25")Shipping boxScore5006010.25Basic
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CardstockGreen File FolderCut5007010.028Basic
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CardstockEngrave1000110.01Basic
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CardstockScore5002010.01Plus/Pro
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Cardstock - Artboard Canson Arron Bros/MichaelsCut2001001ProPlaced backing side up, cut through backing without damaging the fur. Would recommend pinning edges of fabric.
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Cardstock - Artboard Canson Arron Bros/MichaelsEngrave315171340BasicShiny Smooth edge speed:150/power:80/material:.071" (no plastic masking on either side)
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Cardstock -Glitter JoannJoann'sCut5007010.013Plus
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Cardstock BrownMichaelsCut5001010.01Basic
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Cardstock BrownMichaelsEngrave10002010.01-98.66666667
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Cardstock, 65lbAmazonCut5003810.017Promasking on
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Cardstock, 65lbAmazonEngrave6752010.017Pro
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CherryeBayCut135Full11/4"ProRemove the clear masking plastic on the front BEFORE you start!best setting for a smooth and decently deep engrave
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CherryscrapCut150FullBasicItem # 90905, Neenah Bright White, 65lb Premium Cardstock
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Cherry HardwoodLumbar yard cut200Full10.125
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Chipboard (brown pressed paper)
Back of a legal pad
Back of a legal padCut160801.065"ProGreat cut
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Chipboard (brown pressed paper)Engrave 500351.065"amazing
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CorianEngrave3508510.488270ProProduces lots of ash that can make the material really messy
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Cork CoastersCraft DealzCraft DealzEngrave1000301Set Focus270Basic
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Cork CoastersMichaels (Sheets)Cut26510010.205BasicMelts in the corners. (Probably not wool felt. Try 100% wool felt)
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Cork CoastersMichaels (Sheets)engrave10002510.205270Basic
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Cork CoastersEngrave75010.5ProCould probably be a bit more aggressive but that gave me a good cut without too much burning on the edges
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Cork Paper w AdhesiveHobby LobbyScore200610.03ProThere is a slight ammount of burning on the edges but cuts clealy in one pass with pretty good detail
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Cork Paper w AdhesiveHobby Lobby2004310.03BasicExcellent engrave you can see it on the FB grouphttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10111846021998834&set=p.10111846021998834&type=3&theater&ifg=1
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Cork TrivetIKEAEngrave140020110mm225Basicslow but nice contrast (1200 gives a "grey")
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Cue cardCut50010
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Cue cardEngrave10005Basic
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Delrin Black 3" x 1/4" McMaster CarrCut130Full30.250" (milled down from ~0.267")ProHad to break cuts out at 250 speed.
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Delrin White sheetInventablesCut130Full3
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DenimJoAnn/Hobby LobbyJoannEngrave10001010.015ProChose dark/black denim
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Fabric, Purple GlitterDTLACut350100Cast Plexiglass 12x12 translucent white
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Felt - 35% Wool/65% Rayon10.99AmazonCut165Full1.118" claimed,
0.12" measured
basicCuts just enough to use a blade on back to finish the cut. This prevents the foam from a lot of warping.
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Felt - soft 9”x12” Hobby Lobby3503010.0689ProRemove the clear masking plastic on the front BEFORE you start!
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Felt - soft 9”x12” MichaelsScore50052mmBasic
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Felt PolyesterMichaelsCut2503511mmProI cut *tons* of this stuff.Red on Bright White Laserable Acrylic Sheet
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FleeceEngrave1000101Basic
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Foam - CraftCut1401020.05You can make a fold line at 500/30. Worked OK.
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Foam - Craft AdhesiveMichaelsCut140151Basicmakes a TON of ash lol
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Foam - EVAAmazonCut2009030.08BasicThe cork may have a slightly attached edge at the bottom
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Foam - PolyethyleneMcMasterCut400701
1/16" (1.5875mm)
Pro
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Foam BoardFedEx OfficeCut3505020.0795ProRemoves top layer of cardboard leaving a very fine screen
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Foam BoardCut3507320.2Pro
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Foam Board - 1/4" blackCut45010020.25ProCould use some masking to reduce residue. Great for sturdy templates
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Foam Core - .25"Dollar TreeCut155191If you put the power too high it WILL catch on fire! 15 - 20 works best for me
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Glassengrave8501001 or 2340
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Glassengrave100080125
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Glass TileLowesEngrave600Full1270BasicI didn't use masking
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Glitter CardstockHobby LobbyCut5007010.056BasicMasked with glitter side down
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