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Jewellery Display

Step by Step Tutorial

Try your hand at creating some beautiful jewellery displays using a few acrylic sheets and your trusty laser engraving machine. 


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Clear 8mm
  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Clear 5mm
  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Satins Orange Translucent (double-sided adhesive foil on both sides)

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120W
  • 2.5" lens
  • Acrylic lamella / vacuum table with acrylic grid or distance holders

This sample can be made with any machine from the Speedy laser series or the SP laser series. But, you will need to ensure that your machine has a laser power of 80W or more to be able to cut through the 8mm thick acrylic.

Important:

  • Make sure you remove the protective foil from the acrylic sheets prior to laser processing
  • Cover the remaining working area with spare paper or acrylic to achieve a stronger vacuum

Step by Step

Step 1: TroGlass Clear 8mm

Import our design template into your chosen graphics program. Then, send the job to the laser machine using the following laser parameters.

Print Settings

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Enhanced Geometries

Step 2: Laser Process - TroGlass Clear 8mm

Now, you need to create the parameter settings. Our recommendations may vary depending on which laser machine you are using and its available laser power. 

Tips:

For beautiful and high-quality results, we suggest cutting the shape out first and engraving the designs second. 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 23 75 500
Red Cut CO2 95 15 20.000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced (plate set up)
1 ON - Engraving Direction from Bottom
1 ON -2.5mm -

Step 3: TroGlass Clear 5mm

Import the design template into your chosen graphics program. Now, send the job to your laser engraving machine using these parameters:

Print Settings

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Enhanced Geometries

Step 4: Laser Process - TroGlass Clear 5mm

Next, you'll need to create the parameter settings. Remember, our suggestions may vary depending on what laser machine you are using and its available laser power. 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 20.000
Passes Air Assist  Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON -1.5mm -

Info:

  • We decided to use the JobControl standard laser parameters, optimised for quality.

Step 5: TroGlass Satins

Import the design template into your chosen graphics program again. Then, send the job to your laser engraving machine using the following parameters:

Print Settings

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Enhanced Geometries

Step 6: Laser Process - TroGlass Satins

Now, you'll need to create the parameter settings. Please remember that our suggestions may vary depending on the laser machine you are using and its available laser power. 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 30 0.2 20 kHz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 ON - -

Info:

  • We decided to use the standard JobControl parameters, optimised for quality.

Step 7: Post Processing & Assembly

Now it's finally time to assemble the display! First, you'll need to glue the coloured acrylic onto the 5mm clear acrylic. Ensure that the pieces are all positioned exactly above one another. Then, position the 8mm acrylic part (with the engraving inside) onto the coloured parts. The engraving will be protected this way, and it will give the display a very aesthetically appealing look.


Inspirations

Want to really wow your customers? Create some displays in other shapes, sizes, thicknesses and maybe try using some different combinations! If you are only using a few thick acrylic sheets, try cutting out a base for the display to sit in. This will ensure the display won’t fall over.  



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