Laser engraving on hardwood


Brand new user here. I’m up and running on my 2.0 (w/1600mW laser) and hope for some advice on my first project. I’m planning to laser engrave some vector images onto solid maple drink coasters. Hoping for a finished depth of 1-2mm. So far, I’m getting clean lines but very little depth. Does anyone have much experience working with laser engraving on hardwood and could offer some setting suggestions?

Much appreciated!


Do you try more passes? It might help.