We decided to decorate two simple notebooks using our Speedy 400 laser machine. One book was enhanced with a contrasting engraving while the smaller book was laser cut to reveal a detailed, coloured second layer.
You Will Need:
- Leuchtturm1917® Sketchbook Master (A4+), hardcover - emerald (suggestion)
- Leuchtturm1917® Jottbook Medium (A5) - navy (suggestion)
- Spray Adhesive
- Paper (contrasting shades)
- Speedy 400
- 80 Watts
- 2" lens
In our example, the sketchbook was refined with a fine engraving and personalised with a name. All you need to do is open the PDF and enter the name that you would like to use. And as always, please feel free to use your own designs - get creative!
These parameters produced a brown coloured engraving
Engraving: Power: 20% - Speed: 30% - Frequency: 500ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: -1mm
Differing colours may react differently than our sample.
The notebook that we used has a flexible cover that can be easily cut with a laser machine. We decided to create a tree design for our sample. To offer more stability to the fine details of our tree, we glued a piece of paper on the inside of the cover, which also gives the design a lovely contrasting effect.
Ensure you are using the Aluminium Cutting Grid Table. Cover the surface around the workpiece to increase the vacuum suction.
2: Air Flow Shutter
If you are using an air flow shutter, make sure that you close the lid to achieve optimal suction on the table and not on the exhaust slots.
3: Laser Process
Open the design and send it to your laser machine.
Cutting: Power: 20% - Speed: 0.5% - Frequency: 1000Hz - Air Assist: OFF -