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    Not tried with CerMark, but on large projects, in...

    Not tried with CerMark, but on large projects, in Corel, I Convert the text/object to Postscript & change to hash lines. Easy to adjust the line spacing.
  2. I've used these switches in my last 2 shops. My...

    I've used these switches in my last 2 shops. My blower is far enough away that it's very low noise & the light reminds me it's on/off. Same with the Air Assist.
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    Interesting... I'm still unsuccessful at getting...

    Interesting... I'm still unsuccessful at getting 2.9 upgraded to 2.14. Someday I may see 3.. but not anytime soon. {green with jealousy}
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    I know you"think" you want a Fiber to do this...

    I know you"think" you want a Fiber to do this kind of work, but it may be the wrong tool for the job. I suggest you travel to someone nearby that owns a fiber & observe. Fiber Black marking is more...
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    Ouch! I'm with Steve on this one. I'd have to...

    Ouch! I'm with Steve on this one. I'd have to take a hard pass on that training. I've had several customers attempt to do their own in-house lasering. Doesn't seem to last long before they are...
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    I think he stated that the $70/hr was after all...

    I think he stated that the $70/hr was after all expenses. Personally I think that's still way too low. I aim for $100/hr or above & "if" (it's rare) I sell merchandise as well as my service, that...
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    I think "ablating" may be a strong term. Some may...

    I think "ablating" may be a strong term. Some may take that as removal & yes I've seen a lot of bad anodized engraving where they laser down to the bare aluminum. I use the aforementioned...
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    I engrave Black Marble Plaques for a local...

    I engrave Black Marble Plaques for a local vendor. They tried a large number of sources & finally found a supplier in China. They had to buy in bulk, but finally got the type of plaques they...
  9. That's not all good. The massive engraving costs...

    That's not all good. The massive engraving costs at Things Remembered helps me look good when I can provide better quality for a bit less.


    ...Jan 23 (Reuters) - Things Remembered Inc, a U.S....
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    I HATE the glue on Ozark Trail mugs!!!! ...

    I HATE the glue on Ozark Trail mugs!!!! Seriously, do they think these labels need to be permanently attached? I charge $1/ea extra for these. Once for a large order I even discounted by a couple...
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    Can't beat Fiber laser on clay bricks. Turns the...

    Can't beat Fiber laser on clay bricks. Turns the engraving into a nice molten Black glass.

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    With 6038 even Chrome was a breeze. Did pewter &...

    With 6038 even Chrome was a breeze. Did pewter & Brass too. Like I've said it was nearly impossible to screw it up. Problem I have with 6000 is it's limitations. Where 6038 worked on most any...
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    CerMark LMM-6060 Grrrrr

    OK, you know I am a LMM-6038 fan & VERY unhappy it's no longer available. Seriously you had to try pretty hard to mess up a job using 6038. It would work no matter how thin or thick. Even runs...
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    Good question, but unless this is personal to...

    Good question, but unless this is personal to you, no harm in turning work down if you can't provide top shelf results - due to the customer's photos. Crap in, Crap out.
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    You may want to try picking up that Speed to...

    You may want to try picking up that Speed to around 35-40. Believe it or not, overpowering can look as faint/light as under powering.
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    I had posted a couple months ago about having trouble with electrical Copper cubes. I placed a few in the freezer for a short bit. When cold, they not only lasered deeper, but faster & cleaner. ...
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    Pricing - the age old question. A lot of good...

    Pricing - the age old question. A lot of good advice above.
    Personally I shoot for the $100/hr target, but am not afraid to shoot for the stars. I have some industrial work that pays as high as...
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    I use both, but prefer paste with a brush. It's...

    I use both, but prefer paste with a brush. It's fast, efficient, and seems to go a LOT further than the spray.
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    I recognize the position you are in Kev. The...

    I recognize the position you are in Kev. The last few years have been overwhelming with work. Up at 5am, squeeze a few minutes of laser business in, Day job, home at 4pm, laser business until...
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    If a 25% increase due to the US/China Tariff war...

    If a 25% increase due to the US/China Tariff war is too much, just wait a few months. I expect this to be over if not by the end of the year, by the 1st quarter of 2019. Every country/region has...
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    Got mine though DLM Lasers in Minnesota. Solid...

    Got mine though DLM Lasers in Minnesota. Solid machine, but next time I may try one with a Z-axes.
  22. Try reversing the color layers to see what...

    Try reversing the color layers to see what happens.
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    In the rare times I need something like what you...

    In the rare times I need something like what you are talking about, I'll get a picture of the item or similar one and overlay the engraving onto it.
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    Don't forget to change your Ezcad2 settings when...

    Don't forget to change your Ezcad2 settings when changing Lens. There are 2 different places those settings get changed.
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    If your goal is metal marking/Engraving, don't be...

    If your goal is metal marking/Engraving, don't be fooled by the false capability of Gantry style Fibers. They have a use, but you'll get more bang for your buck with a Galvo style fiber. Even then...
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