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Post by TzarIvan » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:40 pm

Hi, just set up a 100w CO2 laser cutter and looking forward to meeting some folks and learning more. It's a Chinese blue and white machine with a 100w RECI tube and a Ruida controller. Appreciate any tips tricks or good starting projects!

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Post by rummel66 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:58 pm

My name is Jon. Have an 80W CO2 "China Laser" for almost a year. LOVE IT! Need some advice on a recent challenge though. Had to unistall and reinstall the software recently. The first file I tried to run/burn after the reinstall did not position on the cutting bed the same as on my monitor screen. Built the file close to the middle of the "grid" and when I downloaded the file, it positioned itself to the far left on the cutting bed and I got an X-slop error message. I researched the message and says I am too close to the edge for the head to slow properly.

I also notice that the green block the I had locked in the lower left corner of the screen now automatically attaches to the corner of my image file.

Did I miss something in my reinstall? How do I get my images at the cutter to match my screen position?

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Complete newbie

Post by carlalvey » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:53 am

Hi all, im a complete newbie in laser engraving.
So much so that i havnt even got a laser yet.
My wife sells gifts and has been saying how much better it would be if she could personalise them, so its up to me to learn all about it and get a machine.
Iv done abit of research and there doesnt seem to be an easy way of sourcing a machine for our budget, which to start with was £500 but we can stretch to £1000.
Ideally we would want to cut a max of 600 x 400 and would be mainly for cutting and engraving acrylic, leather,and wood.
I quite like the look of a company called voiern and they do one the right size for about £800,but not sure about china,incase i get stuck when needing spares or help so ideally would be good to source one from england.
So for now ill srart my learning but if anyone fancies giving their advice it would be much appreciated.



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Post by BryanS » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:13 am

Hey all,

I'm Bryan,

I use laser engraving primarily for acrylic lamps and other small gift items. I've been engraving for about a year with a K40, and have upgraded to a 60 watt Chinese laser. Love the hobby and all the help the forum has been for my progress so far. :D

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