Laser photo on cardboard


#1

5 hours 5 minutes

I took a photo of an orchid with my H5D-40

Emboss filter etc

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#2

This is awesome, which settings did you set for this?


#3

Standard paper with 5mm “thickness”

I still have not gotten anything to work with paper. Everything I have done is on something this colour or darker.

I will do more next week.

Smallest print I have done in a very long time. I usually print at least A2 or A1 sized on a canon IPF 8300.

I would love to work on some of the Ilford cotton photo rag I have laying around.

I still have not done an actual 3D print yet though…


#4

Great job. And now I wonder whether it is possible for the laser unit to print in grey scale by power control.


#5

Typically, the laser output result will be “burned” or “not burned” and the depth is mostly determined by the power. You’ll probably find that shading for laser engraving is accomplished via a legacy method known as half-toning or the equivalent. Even today, a newspaper photo in black-and-white is a series of small dots of varying sizes. The larger dots more closely spaced provide dark shading while smaller dots spaced farther apart give light spacing.

With the precision of a laser, one can have very tight spacing and very tiny dots, so the effect will be as good as that of a newspaper image, although the surface will play a big part in that determination.


#6

How long did it take to print that? Have you mucked with changing the laser speed in the advanced settings? I’ve only just tried laser etching, and I haven’t yet got my setting tweaked well.