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Speed Power Control

This laser engraver is as easy to use as a printer. The driver installs like a printer driver under your operating system. You then have the convenience of using standard well understood methods for displaying laser status or modifying laser settings - its just like setting up a print job.

Generally there are two concerns when effectively using a laser cutter/engraver - Speed and Power. These two settings work together to determine the actual depth of cut. This laser system provides unlimited combinations of settings for most any application.

The Speed can be adjusted from 0 to 1 in 0.2% increments and from 1 to 100 in 1.0% increments.

The power can be adjusted from 0 to 100 in 1.0% increments.

Just like a printer, when you want to change a setting for the laser engraver, you open your PRINTER folder and select the icon for the laser engraver. Then you access the properties. Within the properties you can assign different POWER and SPEED settings to each color. As an example, you may use RED to indicate a cut thru the material, YELLOW for shallow engraving and GREEN for deep engraving. So each of these colors would have a different POWER and SPEED setting - more power and slower speeds for deeper cutting, less power and faster speeds for shallow cutting. After you have the correct settings for the material you are using (wood, plastic, paper, leather, etc), you can then save these settings. With the settings saved, next time you want to use the same material, all you have to do is LOAD the settings for that particular material. You can save configurations for each material you use!

After you draw or scan your artwork, you use the software driver to configure a Speed and Power setting for each individual color. After you have a setting that works for a particular materail, you can save the setting for future use. From your application (Corel Draw, AutoCAD, Freehand, etc), you print the file, selecting the laser engraver as the printer. The file is sent to the laser engraver and the cutting/engraving begins! You can also "print" to a file, which is extremely handy for sending a past job to the laser without having to open up an application - you simply copy the file to your printer port!