LONGER Test: Cutting images with LaserGRBL and Longer Laser B1 & Ray5

Cutting images with LaserGRBL and Longer B1 & Ray5

Longer Laser B1 and Longer Ray5 are laser engravers capable of engraving and cutting multiple types of materials. In particular, many users of Longer Laser B1 and Ray5 prefer to carry out engraving and cutting using Lightburn, however others prefer to use LaserGRBL as it is free software. In particular, LaserGRBL is a software more optimized for laser engraving, with a good processing capacity of the images to be engraved, however, although with some limitations, it also allows you to convert image files into ".svg" vector files, so that you can make laser cuts starting from a graphic image. 

After opening an image in LaserGRBL, proceed to set the engraving parameters in the window on the center of the screen. 

In detail, change the Brightness and Contrast parameters, so that the image takes on a color tone tending to black.

After setting the engraving parameters, click with mouse on "Vectorize!", then eventually adjust Brightness and Contrast if necessary. Once done, click "Next".

In the screen that opens, define the cutting parameters, such as speed, power, and size. Once done, click "Create!". Remember that, depending on the speed and power set, an engraving or a cut will be made, always based on the same vector file.

At this point, the file will be ready to run. Save Gcode to export the working file to the microSD of Longer Laser B1 and Ray5, then proceed to start working on Longer Laser B1 and Ray5. Alternatively, you can connect Longer Laser B1 and Ray5 via USB cable to LaserGRBL to do the job directly.

In this way, Longer Ray5 will cut or engrave the selected image, following the vectorial perimeter set above.