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Multi-Layered Sign

Step-by-Step Instructions

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Try creating your very own multi-layered sign using your Trotec laser machine and some TroGlass material. Just follow this simple, step-by-step guide. 


Preparation

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360, 80W
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with large diameter
  • Vacuum table with white cutting grid

You can use any machine from the Trotec Speedy series to create this sign.

Tip:

Try experimenting with different colours and textures, or maybe you could use individual logos from you or your customers.


Step by Step

Step 1: Base Plate

Begin with importing our template and adapting it so it meets your requirements. Send the base plate's job (bright white TroLase) to the laser machine using the following driver settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First

Step 2: Laser Process - Base Plate

Please note that the laser parameters can vary depending on what type of machine you are using and its available laser power

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 24 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 3: Stripes Pattern

Now it's time to send the stripes pattern and letters to the machine. Use the following driver settings to complete this job:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First

Step 4: Laser Process - Stripes Pattern

Please note that the laser parameters can vary depending on what type of machine you are using and its available laser power

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 38 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 5: Coloured Layers

Send the coloured layered job (consisting of TroGlass Frosted and Colour Gloss) to the laser machine using the following driver settings.

Prior to cutting the TroGlass, remember to apply adhesive to the back. You need to keep a minimum of 4cm clear from the top of the sheet - this space will be needed for the levitating part and the triangles.

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First

Step 6: Laser Process - Coloured Layers

Tip: Remember to remove the top protective foil from the TroGlass Frosted and Satins prior to cutting.

Please note that the laser parameters can vary depending on what type of machine you are using and its available laser power. Also, we suggest using the green positioning line to position the graphic perfectly.

Laser Parameters Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engraving CO2 16 20 500
Cutting Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5,000
Creasing Blue Cut CO2 5 1 1,000
Positioning Green Positioning - - -
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
Engraving 1 ON - Bottom Up High Quality
Cutting 1 ON - - -
Creasing 1 ON - - -
Positioning - - - - -

Step 7: Assembly

Now it's time to assemble your sign. Begin by sticking the striped pattern on top of the white base plate. Look out for the hole to align it perfectly. Next, ensure that the TroGlass Frosted plate is glued straight on the black ADA. 

Now it's time for the TroGlass Colour Gloss plate. We suggest positioning the pieces with the letters at the bottom. Also, ensure that the area without any adhesive foil is positioned as straight as possible. Then, the back and green/orange letters can be easily pasted on. 

Repeat these steps on the back of the shield as well. Then, the triangles can finally be inserted into the holes provided. A string is then feathered through these holes, and your beautiful, multi-layered sign is complete!


Why Trotec Materials?

Regardless of the type of signs you are creating - individual or standardised - Trotec's acrylic sheets (TroGlass) will always offer the best solution possible. This is due to their variety, flexibility and high-quality workmanship. The TroGlass series is characterised by its extremely tough, durable and scratch-resistant surface. It remains shiny and smooth for most of its lifetime, ensuring you always have the best quality material to offer your customers. Discover the colours, textures, surfaces and degrees of transparency at out online webshop today!

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