One of the biggest hurdles we had was laying out the artwork on the the stock itself. With the power of the internet we were able to find a DXF outlive of the stock and download it to our software. This was a huge help and helped up save lots of time in the design process. Once we had the outline DXF we were then able to quickly lay out the design.
Speed and Power settings for our laser were consistent with laser engraving onto hard walnut.