Valentine's Day Card

Step-By-Step Instructions

Show that special someone just how much you love them by creating a beautiful Valentine's Day card using Trotec's LaserPaper. 

You Will Need:

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watt
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table / honeycomb cutting table

Feel free to use any machine from the Speedy series to create this beautiful card.


We recommend using the 1.5" lens if you'd like to create intricate cutting designs, such as the ones in our template. 

Step by Step

Step 1: Import the Design

Try creating your own design, or feel free to import the template we've provided. Then, send the job to your laser machine using the driver settings below:

Print Settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500 dpi None
Halftone Others


You'll find there are lots of tiny circles creating the shape of a heart. This is so that you can 'pop' the heart out nice and easily, and re-purpose it for another project.

Step 2: Engraving the Paper

Enter the material parameter settings. We decided to use several parameters, which have been optimised for a large range of requirements (fast cutting, slow cutting, light and deep engraving and even scratching). Please note, these parameters 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 17 20 500
Red Engrave CO2 25 20 500
Blue Cut CO2 12 1 1000
Cyan Cut CO2 5 1 1000
Green Cut CO2 24 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-OFfset Advanced
1 On +3mm High Quality
1 On - High Quality
1 On - -
1 On +4mm -
1 On - -


We recommend covering the rest of the engraving area with something like scrap pieces of paper to achieve the best possible vacuum. This will, effectively, hold your paper in place. 

Step 3: Cleaning

You can clean up the dust with a damp cloth if you need to. Please ensure that the cloth is not dripping wet to avoid damaging the paper. 


  • Try combining different colours from the Trotec LaserPaper range to create lots of different cards.
  • Be original and try using different materials to really wow your customers. 

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