How to Double Your Laser Productivity: Vector versus raster engraving

Speed up your laser processing proficiency with this advice.

For some applications (such as edging a plate), scoring the frame (vector engraving) rather than engraving it (raster engraving) can save a lot of time.

Using this method, the border line is created as a vector (hairline) in the graphic. When engraving, the vectors are traced, while raster engraving works line by line in X direction.

When engraving a project such as the featured image, for example, you could save up to 2/3 of your work time if you score the edge instead of raster engraving it.

-Josh Stephens, Trotec Laser

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Josh Stephens

Josh Stephens is the owner of Lasers Plus. Formerly, he was the lead applications expert for a large laser manufacturer. He has been in the industry for over seven years.

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