These settings are specific for our machine (Epilog Helix 50watt), but can be used as a reference for obtaining great results when laser cutting and engraving.

Material + Thickness Raster Engrave Vector Cut Vector Engrave Remarks
1/8″ (3mm) Birch 70 Speed / 75 Power 24 Speed / 90 Power 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency Too strong settings creates a lot of resin/ sap / residue on the cards which can be a lot of work to remove.
1/16″ (1.5mm) Birch Speed / Power 50 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/8″ (3mm) Walnut Speed / Power 25 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/16″ (1.5mm) Walnut Speed / Power 50 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/32″ (1mm) Walnut Speed / Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ** Double sided not easily achieved as it is too thin.
1/8″ (3mm) Bamboo 100 Speed / 50 Power 24 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/16″ (1.5mm) Bamboo Speed / Power 40 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/32″ (1mm) Bamboo Speed / Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ** Double sided not easily achieved as it is too thin.
1/8″ (3mm) Mahogany 100 Speed / 30 Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/16″ (1.5mm) Mahogany 100 Speed / 30 Power 50 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/32″ (1mm) Mahogany 100 Speed / 30 Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ** Double sided not easily achieved as it is too thin.
1/8″ (3mm) Cherry 100 Speed / 30 Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/16″ (1.5mm) Cherry 100 Speed / 30 Power 50 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/32″ (1mm) Cherry 100 Speed / 30 Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ** Double sided not easily achieved as it is too thin.
1/8″ (3mm) Maple 100 Speed / 25 Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/16″ (1.5mm) Maple 100 Speed / 25 Power 50 Speed / 90 Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/32″ (1mm) Maple 100 Speed / 25 Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ** Double sided not easily achived as it is too thin.
1/8″ (3mm) Speed / Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/16″ (1.5mm) Speed / Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency
1/32″ (1mm) Speed / Power Speed / Power/ 450 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ** Double sided not easily achieved as it is too thin.
1/8″ (3mm) Acrylic 100 Speed / 30 Power 22 Speed / 90 Power/ 5000 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency ¬†IMPORTANT_ Use CAST acrylic only! Extruded acrylic looks terrible when engraved. For clear the price is similar, unfortunately colors can be much higher.For best effect the laser should be slightly out of focus (about 1/8″ / 3mm or less).Use high speed and low power when engraving as acrylic can warp if it gets too hot. The laser will heat the material so be careful.
1/16″ (1.5mm) Acrylic 100 Speed / 30 Power 30 Speed / 90 Power/ 5000 Hz Frequency 100 Speed / 10 Power / 450 Hz Frequency Not available in cast acrylic (we have searched for a long time, if anyone finds it please let us know!)