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When adjusting settings, a good rule is to adjust either the power or the speed. Having less variables will help to find the optimum settings faster. Also, keep the power setting as low as possible. Power settings that are too high can melt and distort many materials. All settings noted use the default resolution which is 500 or 600, depending on the make of your laser system.

When using CerMark Metal Marking Solution, remember that not all metals use the same speed setting. Metals that are thick will require more heat energy and a slower speed setting. Softer metals like aluminum and pewter also require more heat energy and a slower engraving speed setting. If the engraving washes off, slow the speed setting until the engraving bonds to the metal.

Basic Engraving Settings

Material 35 Watt System 50 Watt System
Power Speed Power Speed
Acrylic -Cast Awards & Sheet 45 100 35 100
Acrylic Painted & Mirrored Sheet 50 100 40 100
Aluma Mark 35 70 25 100
Anodized Aluminum 70 100 60 100
CerMark Metal 100 30 100 40
CerMark Tile 100 24 100 35
CerMark Tape 100 5 100 10
Delrin 100 30 100 40
DuraBlack 75 100 85 100
Glass/Crystal 100 30 100 40
Granite 45 100 55 100
Material 35 Watt System 50 Watt System
Power Speed Power Speed
Leather 35 100 25 100
LaserFlex 70 100 50 100
Marble - Hard 75 80 55 80
Plastic Sheets LaserLIGHTS/FlexiBrass 35 100 25 100
Plastic Sheets LaserMax/LASERmag 40 100 30 100
Rubber - Low Odor 100 20 100 35
Rubber - No Odor 100 35 100 45
Silicone Klikit Silicone Bands 100 50 100 60
Wood - Alder 100 65 100 75
Laser Wood Laminates 1/4" 100 65 100 75
Laser Wood Laminates 1/8" 100 65 100 75

Basic Cutting Settings

Material 35 Watt System 50 Watt System
Power Speed Power Speed
Acrylic Cast/Extruded - 1/16" 100 7 100 16
Acrylic Cast/Extruded - 1/8" 100 10 100 20
Acrylic Mirror Sheets - 1/8" 100 7 100 16
Delrin 100 10 100 15
LaserFlex 40 20 35 20
Laser Foil 5 20 3 20
Leather - 1/8" 45 20 55 20
Polyester Stencil 20 20 10 20
Plastic Sheets LaserLIGHTS/FlexiBrass 30 20 22 20
Material 35 Watt System 50 Watt System
Power Speed Power Speed
Plastic Sheets LaserMax/LASERmag 45 20 35 20
Rubber - Low Odor 100 10 100 15
Rubber - No Odor 100 15 100 18
Shell Laminate 25 20 18 20
Wood Thins .005" 5 20 3 20
Wood - Alder 1/8" 100 20 90 20
Wood - Alder 1/4" 100 10 100 15
Laser Wood Laminates 1/4" 100 10 100 15
Laser Wood Laminates 1/8" 100 8 100 15