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Laser Engraved Door Mat

Step By Step Instructions

Customise an ordinary, conventional door mat using your Trotec laser machine and a whole lot of creativity!


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • 1x Single-Coloured Door Mat

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 400, 120 Watt
  • 4" lens
  • Vacuum table

Depending on the size of your chosen door mat, you are free to use any machine from the Trotec Speedy laser engraver series

Tip:

Seeing as the structure and texture of the door mat is quite coarse, we decided to use a lens with a very long focal length. This compensated for the unevenness of the material. 


Step by Step

Step 1: Import Design

Have a go at creating your own design, or you are always free to import our template. Then, send the job to your laser engraver using the following driver settings:

Print Settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 333dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour -

Tip:

Seeing as a door mat is usually something that is viewed from a significant distance, we suggest using a lower resolution. This will reduce your production time significantly. 


Step 2: Engraving the Door Mat

Place the door mat inside your Trotec laser machine and create the parameter settings. Please note that our recommended settings can differ depending on the laser machine you are using and its available laser power. 

Laser Parameters - Engraving:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 80 100 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON 4mm -

Tip:

Since a door mat is usually viewed from a significant distance, you are only required to use a resolution of 333dpi. It will speed up your job.


Inspiration

  • You can engrave company logos, sport clubs and organisations - extend your customer base!
  • Slogans for private builders or someone's first home are perfect ideas for door mat content


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