The engraving process
When relief engraving into wood, we suggest the following method to create the desired depth of your relief (details are based on the use of the Speedy360, 80 watt laser): Engrave the desired graphic using 3-4 passes with low speed and high performance (v-30%, p-100%). Next, process 1-2 rounds using high speed and low power (v-100%, p-60%) to engrave away any smoke residue.
If you are looking to produce and even deeper engraving, we suggest engraving the cutting contour first followed by the deep engraving after.
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You will want to clean the laser engraved relief to remove any excess residue, dirt or debris, but do so delicately to ensure the wood does not lose its shape. We recommend using a toothbrush with minimal amounts of water and mild soap or detergent, and gently scrub over the relief to remove any traces of powder. The workpiece should also be thoroughly dried, and we recommend using compressed air if available.