laser cutting magnetic film

Monster Fridge Magnets

Step by Step Tutorial

Try your hand at creating a set of fun and quirky fridge magnets by following our simple instructions. You can get creative and design some of your own magnets if you like, or feel free to use the cutting template we have provided.


Preparation

You Will Need:

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120W
  • 2" lens

This project can be created by any machine from the Speedy series or the SP range

Tips:

  • If you're having trouble finding the perfect cutting parameters, you may want to refresh your memory by reading through the following pages:

Laser Parameters
How to Laser Cut


Step by Step

Step 1: Printing onto your Chosen Material

Open the graphics file (found at the bottom of this page). This will then need to be printed on your chosen material in whatever way you decide (UV printing, standard printing, etc). We decided to use TroLase Digital Print as an example product. It’s a great choice for this application as the material is designed to be printed on.

Alternatively, you can engrave the graphics onto your material instead of printing. We find the results are a lot more eye-catching when printed in colour, but if your laser machine allows it you can engrave the monsters instead. If you decide on this option, use the following laser parameters. Please note that these settings may vary depending on the laser machine and material you are using.

Engraving Parameters (Optional)

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 40 100 600
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON +1.5mm High Quality

Step 2: Cutting your Magnets (JobControl Vision Necessary)

Once your material is prepped and ready for cutting, place it inside your laser machine. This file already has all the registration marks needed to make the software work. Once the material is in the machine, open the cutting file in JobControl Vision and send it to the laser machine using the following laser parameters.

Please note that these cutting settings may also change depending on what laser machine and material you are using.

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 32 0.8 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON - -