wine glass dispenser laser cut

Acrylic Glass Holder

Step by Step Tutorial

Try your hand at creating this nifty little acrylic wine glass holder. It's an inexpensive and aesthetic way to organise your glasses.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • 1x sheet 3mm TroGlass Frosted  
  • Spare material to cover the engraving table
  • Paper masking tape

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360 Flexx
  • 80W
  • 2" lens

You can use any laser machine from the Speedy series to create this sample.

Important:

  • We suggest using the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table for this project 
  • Remove the protective foil from the side of the acrylic you wish to process but leave the bottom foil on. This protects the acrylic from scratches and smudges.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import / Create Design Template

Import our design template into your chosen graphics program and begin adapting it to suit your requirements.

Print Settings

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Black & White Enhanced Geometries,
Inner Geometries First

Step 2: Laser Process

For perfect results every time, we recommend using the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table for this application. This will help avoid back reflections on the material leading to unsavoury smudges and marks. Position the acrylic sheet into your laser machine, remove the protective foil from the front of the material and proceed to cover the rest of the table to maximise the exhaust power.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 18 20 500
Red Cut CO2 100 0.9 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON - -
1 ON - -

Info:

  • We decided to use the standard laser parameters in JobControl, optimised for speed. 

Step 3: Post Processing

Clean the glass holder with some water and dish-soap.


Inspirations:

  • According to your taste, you may be able to achieve better results if you use the laser parameters: 'Quality'
  • You can achieve particularly effective results on dark coloured acrylic, especially if you use the fiber laser on your Speedy flexx machine
  • Using a 1.5" lens will leave you with a very bright engraving result. 3mm thick material can also be cut cleanly with this lens
  • If you want to, you can UV print on this material too. JobControl Vision will help when cutting printed sheets

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