Elegant paper wedding invitation

Learn how to create a stunning and elegant wedding invitation using your Trotec laser machine. The design can also be used for menu and place cards, wedding decoration, birthday invites and more!


Preparation

Required material:

  • Cardboard Artoz 220gm², Colour: bamboo No. 287
  • cardboard Artoz 220gm², colour: chamois no. 241
  • Transparent paper 90gm²
  • 5 adhesive dots/card
  • Ready printed folding inlays made of e.g. 120gm² paper with information for the celebration

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Honeycomb cutting tabletop

You can use any machine from the Speedy laser engraver series for this application.

Info:

The card has a format of 145x145mm.


Step by Step

Step 1: Cardboard Artoz 220gm²: Design

You can use the template we have provided or, alternatively, you can create your own unique design. Send the job for the green and cream cardboard pieces to your laser machine using the following settings:

Print Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi -
Halftone Others
- Optimised geometries,
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process Artoz 220gm²

Select the parameter settings. Please note that the recommended settings may vary depending on the laser machine being used and the available laser power. These settings apply to both the green and cream cardboard.

Laser Parameters: 

Process Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 60 100 500 ppi
Cutting Red  Cut CO2 75 9 1000 Hz
Cutting Blue   Cut CO2 20 8 1000 Hz
Cutting  Green  Cut CO2 10 10 1000 Hz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Path planning Advanced
1 on - Top down - -
1 on - - Throughput -
1 on - - Throughput -
1 on - - Throughput -

Step 3: Transparent paper 90gm²: Import/create laser template

Again, you can create your own design or use the one we have povided for you. Send the transparent paper job to the laser with the settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries

Step 4: Laser process transparent paper 90gm²

Enter the parameter settings. These settings may vary depending on the laser machine being used and the available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 30 100 500dpi
Cutting Red Cut CO2 8 3 1000 Hz
Cutting Blue Cut CO2 4 5 1000 Hz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Path planning Advanced
1 on - Top down - -
1 on - - Throughput -
1 on - - Throughput -

Step 5: Assembly

  1. Stick 4 adhesive dots inside the marking line on the front of the green card.
  2. Fold the green card along the centerline. Remove the masking paper from the adhesive dots and secure the cream card to the front of the green card. Use the marking line as a guide.
    Now insert the prepared, ready-printed folded insert with the information on the celebration into the folding card.
  3. Fold the transparent paper tab along the two vertical lines.
  4. Place the transparent tab on the invitation card so that they lie on top of each other.
  5. Finally, turn the card over and glue the transparent paper tab to the overlap with a glue dot.

Inspiration

For a complete wedding assortment, why not have a go at creating your very own glass lanterns! Lanterns make the perfect decor item as they add warmth and character.

We have also attached templates for a "menu" and "save the date" card to really get your creativity flowing.



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