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Vintage Inspired 'Diner' Sign

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You can create this impressive 'Diner' sign in no time at all using a few pieces of TroGlass acrylic.


Preparation

Used material:

  • 1 sheet TroGlass Clear 3mm
  • 1 sheet TroGlass Color Gloss Red with adhesive
  • 1 sheet TroGlass LED Orange with adhesive
  • 1 sheet TroGlass Satins Orange with adhesive
  • 1 sheet TroGlass Color Gloss Yellow with adhesive
  • 1 sheet TroGlass Color Gloss White with adhesive
  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Metallic Bright Silver with adhesive
  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Reverse Gloss/White Blue with adhesive

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Machine used:

  • SP500
  • 200 watts
  • 2,5" lens
  • white acrylic cutting grid

You can use any laser in the Speedy laser engraver or SP laser cutter series. Simply modify the size of the artwork to suit the working area of your machine.

Downloads:

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Import graphic file

Import our template and adapt it to your requirements. Send the graphics to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser processing of acrylic

Define the correct material settings. The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 100 1.8 20,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - - -

Step 3: Assembly

Remove the protective film covering from the acrylic ,and start with the orange arrow. After that, use the TroGlass Satins in orange for the ther arrows, followed by the TroGlass Color Gloss yellow and white. Place the red acrylic directly beneath the arrows. For the "Diner"-letters start with the TroGlass Color Gloss Metallic, and on top of that add the white and blue letters. Finally, laser the white highlight circles on top of the orange arrow.


Inspiration

The TroGlass range is perfect for a range of signage applications, including vintage signs due to the range of colors and easy processing. Try a variety of different colors or materials to create your sign. The skys the limit - so let your imagination run wild!


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