TroLase name tags

It is easy to make wonderful and eye-catching name tags by utilising different kinds of TroLase materials with you Trotec laser machine. Below you will find a step-by-step guide.
Engraving materials are available from Trotec. Feel free to browse our product range here: www.engraving-supplies.com.au

 

 


Preparation

Required material:

  • TroLase Purple/White 1.6 mm L582-206
  • TroLase Burgundy/White 1.6 mm L622-206
  • TroLase Light grey/White 1.6 mm L322-206
  • Magnet for name tags
    Materials available at Trotec
  • Superglue

Used machine:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts with 1.5" lens

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Important:

  • Due to the delicate design we used the 1.5" lens
  • Use the acrylic cutting grid or the aluminum cutting grid table. It reduces the beam reflections, so there is less likely to be any damage or excess burn marks

See the complete production process in this video turorial:


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Begin by importing our template into your graphics program and adapting it as required. You can also use your own designs to create your name tags

Important:

Our template has been designed for 1.6 mm material. If you are using other types of engraving materials, you will need to adapt the parameters.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour enhanced geometries,
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Position your material into your laser and cover the rest of the table to maximise the exhaust power. Now you are able to engrave and cut the various parts.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cut CO2 40 0.7 1000
black engrave CO2 35 60 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

Tip:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® to optimise speed
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com.au
  • We suggest you start the engraving from the bottom as this reduces cleaning

Step 3: Post-processing

As soon as all parts have been engraved and cut, you can assemble them sumply by using super glue. Finally, you can fix a magnet or pin on the back of the name tag, and your product is ready for use.


Inspirations

To enhance the finished results you can use the quality parameters, which provide a refined laser engraving.



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