thanksgiving napkin ring

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings

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This tutorial will show you how to cut and engrave on Wood veneer and Trolase thins 0.5mm, as well as cutting Trolase 3.2mm thick.
Engraving materials available at Trotec, browse product range: www.trotec-materials.com


Preparation

Required Material:

  • Wood veneer
  • TroLase Thins with double-sided adhesive tape
  • TroLase - thickness: 3.2mm

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Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 120 watt
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting tabletop or acrylic cutting grid

For this application sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser enagraver series.

Tip:

We suggest keeping the clear film over laminates material if you are only cutting.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design file into Software

Create your own design or use our template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters given. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power as well as material thickness.

Print settings:

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Cutting and engraving on Wood veneer and TroLase

Place the material on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser and cover the rest of the work area to create a stronger vacuum. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters:

Laser process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Engraving Wood veneer Black Engraving 80 100
Cutting Wood veneer Red Cutting 90 1.3
TroLase 3.2 mm Red Cutting 85 1.2
Cutting TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Red Cutting 100 1.5
Engraving TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Black Engraving 40 25
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
500 1 off - None
1000 1 on - None
1000 1 on -2 mm None
1000 1 on - None
500 1 off - None

Step 3: Assembling Napkin Ring

Take the cutout of the trolase thins with adhesive film off the back and stick it to the Wood veneer. Then place the laminate cutouts into the cutouts on the Wood veneer in whichever color order you like.



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