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    Photographic Image Engraving.

    I am really not quite sure why anyone would want to laser engrave a photographic image onto a piece of wood in the first place but, trust me, once bitten it does become addictive.
    Just a couple of 8 bit images I have recently laser engraved on Birch (at least I think it is Birch).

    Tweakie.

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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    They look darn good!

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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    The second one looks like Beech.

    Looks really, really good, too.
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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    Thanks guys.

    Just one more.

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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    This image has been 'dithered' (reduced to 1 bit) then etched into a white painted wooden surface.

    Tweakie.
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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    It knowing how to prepare the file first that gets me what is your process

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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    The 8 bit images were not pre-prepared in any way, they were used just as they were downloaded from the net. However, those particular images were chosen for having a good level of contrast and no background.

    The original for the dithered image was reduced to 1 bit at 200 d.p.i before reproduction.

    Tweakie.
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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    I just can't stop
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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    And here’s your selling slogan “ Give someone a woody “

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    Re: Photographic Image Engraving.

    Quote Originally Posted by tom o View Post
    And here’s your selling slogan “ Give someone a woody “
    CNC is only limited by our imagination.

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