halloween lantern detail

Halloween Lantern

Step-By-Step Instructions

Here, we will show you how to construct a spooky Halloween lantern! For this project, we used the TroGlass Colour Gloss in orange and black. You can find the graphic file along with the JobControl® laser parameters at the end of this page.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • 1/4 sheet of TroGlass Colour Gloss (black & orange)
  • Acrylic glue

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 400 (80 Watt machine)
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid

Tips:

Try using the 2" lens - you should achieve the best results this way.
Be sure to remove the protective foil from the back of the acrylic after processing. This will prevent the material from being scratched or damaged.


Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

Import the graphic that we have provided or create your own. Remove the protective foil from the front of the acrylic and place the material into the laser machine. Send the job to the laser using the following settings:

Print Settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser process

Define the necessary parameters. Please note that these might vary depending on the laser machine you are using and its power.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Cut CO2 16 20 500
Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

Step 3: Assembly

Now, remove the protective foil from the back of the acrylic. Clean the pieces with a damp cloth and a very mild soap. Put the five pieces together, using glue to stick them in place. Your Halloween lantern is now ready to sp00k your guests!


Downloads

Download file


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