Place the photo frame on the bed of your laser engraver. Make sure the areas you want to engrave are flat because you will be engraving both the wooden frame and glass in one pass. (You will also need to position a distance holder due to the leg on the back of the frame.) Focus on the glass.
When you engrave materials with a height difference, you need to calculate the z-Offset. For this application, we entered an offset value of +7 mm. (The height difference between the two materials is 7 mm.) Note that the required settings can vary based on the laser engraving machine you are using, and the available laser power.
|Laser Parameters ||Color ||Process ||Power (%) ||Speed (%) ||ppi/Hz |
|Dark engraving (wood) ||Black ||Engrave CO2 ||35 ||50 ||500 |
|Light engraving (wood) ||Red ||Engrave CO2 ||10 ||50 ||500 |
|Engraving (glass) ||Blue ||Engrave CO2 ||40 ||50 ||500 |
|Laser Parameters ||Passes ||Air Assist ||Z-Offset ||Advanced |
|Dark engraving (wood) ||1 ||On ||+7 mm ||High Quality |
|Light engraving (wood) ||1 ||On ||+7 mm ||High Quality |
|Engraving (glass) ||1 ||On ||- ||- |
Cut the leftover acrylic or MDF in circles or cross-shapes and use them as distance holders.