Stamps for paper bags

Learn how to create these versatile stamps that can be used for individual packaging!


Preparation

Required material:

  • Stamp rubber trodat, AERO+ 5mm, A4
  • Stamp trodat professional 5212, 116 x 70mm
  • Various paper bags

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 120 watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Aluminium cutting grid table

Note: You can use any machine from our Speedy laser engraver series to process the stamp rubber.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import/create laser file

You can use the template we have provided or, alternatively, you can create your own design. If you create your own design, we recommend using simple designs and fonts. Using fine lines can cause excess material to be removed, thus causing the design to become unstable. For more information, head to our tips and tricks page.

Send the job to the laser machine using the below settings.

Print settings:

Dimension Process mode Resolution Cut line
Professional 5212 or user-defined size 116 x 70 mm Stamp 500 dpi Optimised
Halftone Shoulders Others
Black-white Medium Optimised geometries

Step 2: Laser process of rubber 5mm

The recommended parameters will vary depending on the laser machine you are using and the available laser power.

Place the laser rubber Aero+ 5mm into the laser machine. It is crucial that the stamp rubber is well secured as it will be vacuumed after each engraving pass. You can ensure the stamp rubber is properly secured by following the below steps:

  • Use an extraction system (e.g. Atmos Duo Plus)
  • Glue the rubber plate with adhesive tape
  • Use an adhesive mat 

Ensure that the remaining work surface is covered so that a vacuumed is created.

Laser engraving process - four passes:

Set the "Cut" to "Skip" in the parameter settings. Focus and position the laser and then begin with the first engraving pass. Once the engraving is complete, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from the rubber plate ensuring that the plate does not move. Repeat the engraving process three times making sure you vacuum after each pass.

Note: It is vital that you focus the laser on the new level before commencing each pass.

Laser process - cut:

Activate "Cut CO2" in the parameter settings and skip "Engrave CO2".

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 100 15 1000 ppi
Red Cut CO2 100 0.5 1000 Hz
Passes Air assist Z-offset Direction Advanced
1 on, maximum air assist - top down optimised quality
1 on - - -

Step 3: Assembly

Once you remove the laser rubber from your machine, clean it with a fine brush and some water. Once it is dry, glue the plate onto the stamp.

Before use, we recommend trialling the stamp several times on kitchen paper.


Inspiration

Enhance and revitalise existing packaging with this unique stamp. Apply your logo to envelopes, paper and carrier bags, cartons - the list is endless. It will be sure to increase visibility of your business, as well as promote your products and services!


Alternative: depth engraving with 3 passes

Depth engraving can also be carried out in three engraving passes, as opposed to four, by using a resolution of 1,000 dpi. The higher resolution will result in more material being removed in fewer passes.

It is important to note that the time required for depth engraving is similar to the above mentioned application. This is because the laser needs more time when engraving at a higher resolution.

For depth engraving, simply perform the laser processes as identified above. Use the following print and parameter settings in three engraving passes.

Print settings:

Dimension Process mode Resolution Cut line
Professional 5212 or user-defined size 116 x 70 mm Stamp 1000 dpi Optimised
Halftone Shoulders Others
Black-white Medium Optimised geometries

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 100 25 1000 ppi
Red Cut CO2 100 0.5 1000 Hz
Passes Air assist Z-offset Direction Advanced
1 on, maximum air assist - top down optimised quality
1 on - - -

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