Pillowcase with an Individual Design

Have a go at using our LaserFlex foils to create a great, personalised pillowcase.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • LaserFlex foils in various colours
  • A plain pillowcase
  • Material to cover the engraving table
  • Transfer press

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

(You are able to create this sample with any machine from the Speedy series)

Important:

  • Ensure that you have a sufficient vacuum so that the foil doesn't shift during the laser process.
  • Make sure you invert the graphics before processing.
  • Click on 'mirror horizontally' in the printer window.

Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Create your own design or feel free to import our template into your chosen graphics program. Send individual graphics to the laser machine with the parameter settings below. (We have already inverted the graphics)

Tip:

In JobControl's printer driver, you can easily invert your graphics. For complex designs, we recommend inverting them prior to sending them to the laser machine. 

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White Mirror horizontally,
Inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Create the parameter settings within the material database. Note that parameters can change depending on the laser machine and its power.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engraving CO2 47 50 500
Red Cutting CO2 5 1 1000
Blue Cutting CO2 11 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 on - Optimized quality
1 on - -
1 on - -

Step 3: Post-processing

Now, it's time to iron all the different designs onto the pillowcase. 

Heat the transfer press up to 170°C (338°F). First, iron the pillowcase without adding the LaserFlex foil (yet) to create a flat, even surface.
Now, position the first LaserFlex strip on top of the textile and press for 60 seconds. Let the material cool completely before removing the transfer foil.
Repeat this process with all your design elements.
When all the foils have been ironed onto the textile, place the finished iron slip inside the transfer press using the same laser parameters to smooth out the layers. 

Tip:

For single-layered designs, we recommend a minimum pressing time of just 60 seconds. For bigger surfaces we would suggest raising this to about 90 - 180 seconds.


Step-by-step instruction

Step-by-step instructions on how to use LaserFlex can be found in this video. We can show you how to simply and easily create designs and optimal settings for the transfer press - ensure perfect results every time!


Inspirations

The sky is your only limit when using LaserFlex foils. You can create individual designs for your customers no matter the shape or size. Everything is simple with Trotec's LaserFlex foils!



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