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Thread: setting for plaque plate

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    setting for plaque plate

    Newbie question here...doing my first plaques and wondering what setting I should use to engrave the plaque plate. They are brass plated steel designer plates from JDS.... I have a 45 w helix. I wasn't sure when looking at my chart in my epilog book what was the best material choice for settings. Thank you all in advance.
    Tim Baude
    Legends Awards & Custom Engraving
    Epilog Helix 24, 45w, CorelDRAW X4

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    It seems like we just had a post like this a couple of days ago.

    This is one of the easiest materials to work with. Engrave at 100%P and maybe 70%S at 500dpi. If that doesn't remove all the lacquer it does no harm to run it again.

    That'll help you find the right setting as one pass should be enough to do the job.
    Mike Null

    St. Louis Laser, Inc.

    Trotec Speedy 300, 80 watt
    Woodworking shop CLTT and Laser Sublimation
    Evolis Card Printer
    CorelDraw X5

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    Tim,
    don't you have a setting for painted brass?
    Brian Robison
    MetalMarkers
    Epilog Mini
    Rabbit 1290

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    Tim,

    I also have a 45 watt Helix. I use 100 speed and 45 power with great results. If I have very fine detail in a graphic, I'll drop down to 35 Power.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Greg Vaughn [Epilog Helix 45W] - CorelDrawX3 - Photograv 2.11

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    Thank you all....looks like it will be great now.
    Tim
    Tim Baude
    Legends Awards & Custom Engraving
    Epilog Helix 24, 45w, CorelDRAW X4

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