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    Thanks to everyone for their comments and...

    Thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions. I tried again using that information. I did come up with the results that you described, but I'm still very disappointed with the color. I...
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    Rowmark Question

    I made my first attempt to engrave and cut Rowmark today. I was using the 1/16 Laser Max matt black over gold.

    I started off with the recommended laser settings on the Rowmark website, but they...
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    Thank you Marty, this is very helpful for me. ...

    Thank you Marty, this is very helpful for me.

    Ric
  4. That's a very nice ornament. Is it a file that...

    That's a very nice ornament. Is it a file that you would be willing to share?
  5. Hi Dee, Thanks for the water-soaking idea, it...

    Hi Dee,

    Thanks for the water-soaking idea, it did help the paper come off easier.

    I'm interested in your comment about using DNA for cleaning. I use DNA for many things around the house, but...
  6. Thanks, Doug. I almost always engrave front to...

    Thanks, Doug. I almost always engrave front to back. That is one of the first tricks that Roy Brewer taught me when I first got my machine.
  7. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I have...

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I have used the information and have solved my problem.

    Regards,

    Ric
  8. Glen, Many thanks for the input. With the...

    Glen,

    Many thanks for the input. With the test pieces I did wash them and wipe them clean immediately after the laser stopped, and now I'm sure I'm working with cast acrylic.

    I'll try again...
  9. Well, I took the suggestions to heart and made...

    Well, I took the suggestions to heart and made the presumption that the acrylic was extruded. I went to a plastics dealer and bought some more 1/8 acrylic and was assured that it was cast. After...
  10. I appreciate all of the comments so far, and my...

    I appreciate all of the comments so far, and my responses are a mixed bag. The plastic was given to me by a friend, so I wasn't able to look for specifics while purchasing. The brand is Plaskolite....
  11. Problem Engraving and Cutting Clear Acrylic Sheet

    I'm having trouble engraving and cutting clear acrylic sheet. I'm getting some blow-off residue on the surface that looks a lot like smoke residue after engraving wood, except it is a frosted clear...
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    Many thanks, Lee. I'll send you an email so that...

    Many thanks, Lee. I'll send you an email so that you have my contact info.

    Regards,

    Ric
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    Aztec -- again......

    Quite some time ago (in 2010) David Harvey created a depthmap file of the Aztec calendar to engrave in 3D, and he offered to share it with everyone here via email (because the file is too large to...
  14. Many thanks, Steven. Ric

    Many thanks, Steven.

    Ric
  15. Thanks Rudy, I didn't see that one the first...

    Thanks Rudy,

    I didn't see that one the first time I looked. The 55 Bel Aire Sport Coupe is getting close to what I'm looking for.

    Ric
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    I would say if he died in the line of duty, use...

    I would say if he died in the line of duty, use Presented Posthumously.
    If he died from other causes, us In Memory Of

    However, it is up to the customer, not the engraver.

    Regards,

    Ric
  17. Hi Steven, I zoomed in on the image as best I...

    Hi Steven,

    I zoomed in on the image as best I could until it became really fuzzy, but #11 looks like it might be a Chevy. Not sure of the year or model, though. I would appreciate it if you...
  18. Mike, There were some '55 coupes built, but...

    Mike,

    There were some '55 coupes built, but they are very rare today. There was about (if I remember correctly) 50 cars built called Salesman's Coupe. They were built for traveling salesmen, and...
  19. I appreciate the file, Joe. I really need art...

    I appreciate the file, Joe. I really need art for a coupe, but the convertible may be useful for another idea I have.

    Ric
  20. Many thanks, Rudy. I didn't see what I'm looking...

    Many thanks, Rudy. I didn't see what I'm looking for, but I'm sure that website will help with many other projects.

    Ric
  21. Can Anyone Share Vector Art of a 55 Chevy Coupe?

    I have searched the internet unsuccessfully.

    Thanks,

    Ric
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    Thanks everyone for your ideas. I'll have to...

    Thanks everyone for your ideas. I'll have to take some time to consider it all and do some experimenting.

    Ric
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    A Newby Question on DPI Settings

    I'm planning on engraving a plaque that will have text, a logo and a photo. The photo will be processed with PhotoGraV and engraved at 300 dpi. The logo is quite detailed, so I want to engrave the...
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    Scott, I can't get the link to work. Ric

    Scott,

    I can't get the link to work.

    Ric
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    Thanks everyone. Your ideas sent me down some...

    Thanks everyone. Your ideas sent me down some roads that I didn't previously know about, and I found exactly what I was looking for at BrandsOfTheWorld dot com.

    Ric
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