How we did it.
Using our 80-watt laser, we took some artwork provided by our customer and turned it into 4, two-sided wooden signs that they will use for their marketing efforts.
The first step was to cut down some bigger pieces of wood to a size that would fit in our laser. For the record, our max size is 31 inches wide by 20 inches in length by more than 12 inches in depth in case you were wondering. 🙂 Next, we stained the wood with a walnut stain to give the light birch a dark finish. This would prove a good move as the contrast between the laser engraved area and the stained wood really pops.
The laser settings were pretty straight forward, as far as wood engraving goes. Since the signs were made from a combination of pine and spruce, there was some variation as the laser hit each type of wood, which turned out to be a nice touch in the end.