Read on to discover how to create valuable, beautiful catalogue covers, brochures and other printed items using Trotec's LaserPaper 'Wood'.
You Will Need:
- 1x LaserPaper Wood, Cherry
- Material to cover the engraving table
- For the inside, use paper with at least 150g/m² to secure a sufficient volume for the finished item.
- Ensure that 'Send Beziers & Paths to Driver' is activated in your software. Otherwise, the registration marks will not be recognised by JobControl Vision.
First, you'll need to create your own design and adapt it to your needs. Print it on the LaserPaper Wood or forward it to your trusted printer. Since the sample is being engraved and cut, we have placed a hair across the middle of the print file instead of a bunch of registration marks. This hairline cross will help you position the job properly.
Now, send the graphic for the outer shell to your laser machine using the following settings:
|Process Mode||Resolution||Cut Line|
|Colours||Enhanced Geometries, Inner Geometries First|
Make sure you adjust the parameter settings before you start processing your material! And please note that these parameters can differ depending on the laser machine you are using and its available laser power.
Try changing the order of the colours in JobControl from red to blue so that the material is scratched first and cut second.
|Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
Remove the cover from your laser machine and insert the core of the catalogue. Or, if you are using a commercial printer, you can forward the cut-out cover to your printing representative and they can attach it to the catalogue.
Due to the wood grains, coloured prints will also look awesome on this material! There are no limits to your creativity here!