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David Schrubbe
06-27-2011, 11:18 AM
Hello everyone... just got my 2nd hand laser set up, and having an interesting issue when engraving raster images.

I'm on CorelDraw 9, and when I use a raster image, I end up with a series of small trailing dots that run from the image to the edge of the piece. I'm not getting this problem on the left-hand side of any of my images, so I don't think it's a non-white background issue... I don't have a clue what could be causing this problem.

Doug Griffith
06-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Welcome to Sawmill Creek.
It sounds like it could be a tickle issue. It will help us out if you indicate what laser you have.

David Schrubbe
06-27-2011, 12:04 PM
An old Epilog Summit.

Mike Null
06-27-2011, 12:14 PM
It sounds like a leak. Have you contacted Epilog tech support?

David Schrubbe
06-27-2011, 12:21 PM
I have now... waiting to hear back.

David Schrubbe
06-28-2011, 9:28 AM
Spent an hour troubleshooting last night, and realized that the problem was only happening in CorelDraw. Dug around in the archives here, and sure enough, there was a CMYK color profile set for the engraver. Disabled that, and it seems to be working just fine now.


Mike Null
06-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Very interesting--hadn't heard of that creating the problem you described before.