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Lucky Charm

Step-By-Step Instructions

Create beautiful lucky charms out of small, simple stones!


Preparation

You Will Need:

Small, plain marble stones (we used a marble mosaic tile)

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table

You can use any laser machine from the Speedy series for this project.

Tip:

We recommend using the 1.5" lens for engraving fine details (including designs like ours).


Step by Step

Step 1: Import the Design

Create your own design, or feel free to import our template. Then, send the job to your laser machine using the following driver settings:

Print Settings

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour -

Tip:

Because of the detailed graphics, we decided to use the highest possible resolution (1000 dpi) for our engraving job. This made it possible to achieve the best possible quality.


Step 2: Engraving the Marble

First, you'll need to wash the natural dust off the stone. You can do this by holding the stone under running water. Once you've dried it, place it inside your Trotec laser machine and focus on its surface. If your stone is rounded, focus on the average value of the engraving area. Now, enter the material parameter settings. These settings can vary depending on the laser machine you are using and its available power. 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 50 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - 0.5 mm -

Info:

We decided to use a negative offset value. Therefore, the surface is exposed to an increased amount of laser power, and the engraving will appear much more contrasted.


Step 3: Cleaning

Give your stone a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Be careful not to place the stone under running water this time - this might wash away the engraving dust that creates the beautiful, stark contrast you can see.


Inspiration

You can engrave anything you want onto stones - quotes, slogans, pictures and much more! The sky is your only limit with laser technology!

You can even personalise the stones with names and dates, adding extra, personal value to your products.



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