Preparation of materials
Laser processing wood will result in some dust or debris being generated, which can get stuck in all of the intricate grooves and engravings that you have created. To reduce excess post-processing cleanup, we recommend gluing an application tape onto the working surface of the material, which will serve as a protective barrier that can be easily engraved along with it. Application tape is the perfect solution when cutting or engraving larger areas, and it can be easily removed after laser processing. However, we do not recommend using application tape for very fine engravings or for photo-engraving, since the tape will be cut into many small sections which will be harder to remove. When purchasing application tape, make sure to validate that the tape does not contain PVC and that it is removable.