Do I need to invert graphics before laser engraving wood?

What is done with graphics on wood depends on the final finish and the desired outcome. Always determine whether the final engraving will be darker or lighter than the final finish of the wood. Dark burn marks on lighter wood means a positive graphic is needed. Lighter marks, whether lighter than a stained wood or color-filled to be lighter than the wood, require a negative or inverted image.

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Jim Puentes

Jim Puentes opened COOLaserCraft in 2008, providing his clients with marking, cutting, and fabrication services. Contact Jim at [email protected]

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