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marche247

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Problems cutting cardstock.
« on: December 08, 2016, 04:39:28 PM »
Im trying to cut cardstock with my chinese laser and it doesnt go all the way through, any ideas?

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Re: Problems cutting cardstock.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 04:54:42 PM »
Reduce the feed rate or if it's burning too much try taking multiple passes. It's also important to have your focus correct, you want the beam to be as small as possible.

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Re: Problems cutting cardstock.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 08:43:59 PM »
might get better info if you give up a little more info.  What power laser are you using?  what color is the cardstock?  what speed and power settings are you using?  What other settings have you tried? 
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Re: Problems cutting cardstock.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 03:27:30 AM »
Im using white cardstock

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Re: Problems cutting cardstock.
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 01:27:56 AM »
2.5W laser, I'm cutting white cardstock, 210GSM at 600 speed.
As I'm doing carve mode = outline (curve,laser) no other settings are relevant.
Also double check your focus is correct, and you definitely have a flat bed.

I cut some white epson photo paper yesterday and had to change the speed to 250.
Different paper will have different speeds.

White paper from the printer (80GSM) i set the speed to 1200.

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Re: Problems cutting cardstock.
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 08:11:54 AM »
Are the two reindeer separate cuts?
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