Before the laser comes into play, selecting the right photo is the first hurdle to overcome; therefore, choosing a photo with good resolution and contrast is critical.
On the laser, best results are achieved by dialing in the appropriate material parameters... by selecting the correct speed, power settings, and focal length for the material at hand is key. If you can master both of these steps you'll master perfectly engraved photos every time.
Depending on the image you would like to engrave and the material you intend to use it may be necessary to use different raster algorithms.
Trotec has taken the guess work out of the process. For your convenience, you can find all of the raster algorithms built into Trotec's JobControl X software.
Since the resolution and contrast of your image is critical, it is sometimes necessary to adjust the image to make it suitable for laser engraving.
To improve the contrast and/or make the image clearer, utilize the editing tools in your preferred graphic software package.
Trotec's application department has developed a comprehensive how to guide for photo engraving.
Download your How to Guide: Photo Engraving How to Guide: Photo Engraving</link> and you'll become a photo engraving pro!
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