Laser Cutter/Engraver Questions
We have a special post processor that you need to use for the laser. You can download that file [here]
You need to place the file in the correct folder in your Vectric Program.
Do do this, open your program (V Carve, Cut 2D, etc)
In the FILE Menu, select OPEN APPLICATION DATA FOLDER
Look for a “PostP” or “My_PostP” folder
Copy the laser post processor file (downloaded above) Into both of these folders.
NOTE: if you copy the file into the My_PostP folder then when you open your Vectric Program, only the post processors in this folder will show. So I always recommend copying the post processors for my CNC into this folder so when you go to create a G Code file, you will not have to scan though a ton of files for other machines. If you do not want to use the My_PostP folder then simply copy the above Laser profile into the PostP folder and you will see it in the list of post processors.
ALSO, you will need to restart the program for the post processor to be visible in the list
Can I engrave a photograph into a piece of wood?
Yes, you can use Vectric’s PhotoVCarve program, which allows you to create an engraving tool path for photos.
Additionally, you can use the new Laser Engraving Head DL445 which can laser engrave your photos into a variety of materials.