Tips & Tricks - Laser Engraving Photos

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Laser engraving photos is considered to be a fine art. However, with the support of JobControl X teamed up with our tips and tricks you'll become a photo engraving pro.


Selection of Images & Laser Parameters

The Photo

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.

The Laser

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.


Raster Algorithms

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.


Tools for Image Processing

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.


Lean More about Engraving Photos

Trotec's application department has developed a comprehensive how to guide for photo engraving.

Download your How to Guide: Photo Engraving and you'll become a photo engraving pro!

(File size 5.4 MB due to numerous high-resolution photos)