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No exact lines with the E2

Hi Domenic,

today I tried a new material from Trotec (AlumaMark Mirror Silber) and if I look the lines with a magnifying glass I see that the lines and letters are not exactly engraved. Also the roman numbers on the wood (the other picture) are not exact. Please give me an idea what can be wrong. What can I do ?

Thank you very much in advance and best regards


Hi Gert,

This is most likely caused because of oscillations in the laser head as it changes directions.

The first thing to try is to slow the speed of your text movement down. This will help reduce the oscillations due to direction changes in the laser.

If you are still finding this small text is problematic, we can potentially show you how to change some acceleration parameters on your machine to help smooth out direction changes.

Let us know how you go.

I think I’m having a similar issue: https://darklylabs.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360004279515-Jagged-lines-during-cut 

I’m already running pretty slow at 15. How do we change the acceleration settings?