Laser engraved photo frame
In this tutorial you will learn how to laser engrave an individual design on a wooden photo frame.
- 1 photo frame, solid wood
Further personalize your design to suit your customer's needs.
Step by step
Step 1: Import design
You can use our graphic as a template to create your own individual design for the photo frame out of solid wood. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below:
|Process mode||Resolution||Cut line|
Step 2: Laser engraving the photo frame
Lay the photo frame on the bed of your Trotec laser machine. Make sure the areas to be engraved are flat because you will be engraving both the wooden frame and glass in one pass (note you will also need to position a distance holder due to the leg on the back of the frame). Focus on the glass.
As we engrave materials with height differences you must calculate the z-Offset. In our case we put an offset value of +7 mm as the height difference between the two materials is 7 mm. Please note the parameters can vary depending the machine you are using and available laser power.
|Laser Parameters||Color||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
|Dark engraving (wood)||Black||Engrave CO2||35||50||500|
|Light engraving (wood)||Red||Engrave CO2||10||50||500|
|Engraving (glass)||Blue||Engrave CO2||40||50||500|
|Laser Parameters||Passes||Air Assist||Z-Offset||Advanced|
|Dark engraving (wood)||1||On||+7 mm||High Quality|
|Light engraving (wood)||1||On||+7 mm||High Quality|
You can use leftovers of acrylic or MDF for the distance holders. Cut them in circles or cross-shapes.
Step 3: Cleaning
Clean the photo frames with a damp cloth and remove dust residue. Your photo frame is ready for display.
Why not create a collection of different frames for weddings? You can create a keepsake frame for the wedding menu, seating plan or simply use as a wedding gift.