Awards & Engraving

June '19

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A&E JUNE 2019 • 61 Common Issues Faced When Decorating Wood One issue is that wood is unique — no two pieces will necessarily react the same when lasered or worked with. They can look similar to each other, but not be an exact match. This shows in laser engraving also: if there is a knot or harder piece of grain running through a wood piece, the engraving may not get as dark as the softer grain around that part. Barry Stewart, Colorado Heirloom Warping is a common issue when working with 1/8-inch or thinner sheets. You can avoid warping by storing your sheets in a dry, low humidity area, with a weight on top if necessary. Jessica Carpenter, JPPlus IMAGE COURTESY COLORADO HEIRLOOM A&E

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