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Term of the Week: Frequency

The Term of the Week is a weekly feature where A&E turns to industry experts to define common tools, processes, language, etc. used in the awards, engraving, and personalization industry, including terminology within the business realm. Contact Printwear's digital content editor, Marley Jeranko, if you're interested in contributing and for an opportunity to be featured in our daily eNewsletter. 

Hz is a measure of how frequently the laser pulses; it determines the number of laser pulses per second. Frequency is time-related, not spatially related: higher frequency = less time between pulses and yields more consistent cutting; lower frequency = more time between pulses and can reduce charring and burning.