This article applies to:
D1 and D1 Pro with all laser modules.
There are two types of positioning lights, namely the Red Cross and the Laser Spot, which are emitted from different outlets on the laser module.
As shown in the below photo, the Red Cross positioning light is generated from a separate Red Cross Output, while the Laser Spot positioning light shares the same outlet with the laser beam.
The distance between the Laser Spot outlet and the Red Cross outlet is called the laser (crosshair) offset.
Due to the offset, the laser module will move left and up slightly before the actual processing starts. This makes sure the cross center will be the starting point of the job.
When you use Lightburn to operate your machine, you'll need to enter the offset value manually.
For different machine and laser modules, please refer to the values below: