The boards I have is about 100x100mm. Both pictures of the engrave, the engrave is set to 80x60.9. I have a plan for the extra 20 mm to the side. This is something I will show off when done (maybe a few weeks if everything goes good).
The last engraving, I stopped it early because it was on a test board. I cropped the picture because it was hard to see what was this test and another.
Anyways, my hope was something that looks as clear as the picture uploaded. Or at least very close to it. And I’m wondering if you upscale the work space to a point, if it will be as clear.
To explain it a bit more, this was told to me somewhere else.
you 1-bit dithered it at that resolution.
If you turn a 24-bit RGB pixel into a 1-bit B&W pixel, you discard a lot of information. You can keep more of that information if you turn each RGB pixel into multiple 1-bit pixels:
Top one was resized to 800% before dithering it. Each RGB pixel became an 8x8 block of 1-bit pixels.
Within the software I ended up mimicking a increase work size (I forgot by how much, but I think it was 500xsomething). It turns out they were right with too much information was being lost. But I couldn’t find a way to fix this problem without increasing the size. I could be wrong, but I think it’s like if you put the picture in paint, and resize it to a smaller size. The smaller the picture is made, the more detail will be lost. And at a given size, there can only be so much information. So the worse your picture is (or less detail) the less you will notice a difference.
If this is correct, I wonder at what size does the work area have to be where there will be no noticeable lost in information with a non-edited normal picture.
BTW if you take the original picture and resize it from the original 922x642px to about 139x97px, it’s pretty close to the detail within the last engraving. Like look at the areas like the eyes where in the normal picture you can see everything, shrinking it down you can’t see anything other than 1 or 2 colors, and the same in the last engraving. (the teeth is another place to see similarities. Where both in the reduce picture and the laser engraved picture it didn’t show any teeth. While in the normal picture it did. Even the gray picture used showed that.)
UPDATE: I found 100 dwell to be the fastest. Maybe this can be cut down with an increase power level. But currently it’s 10%