Wall sticker: Butterfly

Add some colour and character to your home or workspace with these cool wall stickers, made using our high-quality TroLase Thins engraving material.


Preparation

Material used:

  • 1 sheet TroLase Thins, colour: Brushed gold/black, cut to size 1,000 x 600 mm
  • Double-sided adhesive tape

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with large hole diameter
  • Aluminium cutting grid table or honeycomb cutting support

If you wish to use another machine from our Speedy series for this application, you need to consider the size of the design. The pattern needs to be scaled accordingly and the cutting and engraving parameters need to be similarly adjusted.

Tip:

The parameters we have provided refer to the butterfly in large format. The cutting takes approximately 3 minutes and the engraving roughly 35 minutes to complete. Should you wish to lower the production time, you can hide the pre-meter settings for the engraving colour black. This means that only the red cutting lines will be executed. To make the most of your material, we recommend adding six smaller sized butterflies (level 2, blue lines) to the template. To do so, you will need to adjust the parameter settings for the blue cutting lines. Finally, you can also order the TroLase Thins with self-adhesive foil on the back for a full-surface gluing.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import & Create Print & Laser Template

Use the template we have provided or, alternatively, create your own design. Send the job to the laser machine using the following settings.

Print settings:

Process Resolution Cutting line
Relief 500dpi none
Raster Other
- Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Enter the parameter settings. Please note that the recommended parameters may vary slightly depending on the laser engraving machine you are using and the available laser power. Remove the protective film from the surface of the TroLase Thin material. Place the material, with the gold side facing up, on the aluminium grid table in your laser machine. In order to create the strongest possible vacuum, tape the remaining narrow edge.

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engraving CO2 40 65 500
Red Cutting CO2 30 3.2 1000
Passes Air assist Z-Offset direction Path planning Advanced
1 ON +1 bottom to top - optimised quality, correction: 5
1 ON - - throughput correction: 5

Step 3: Assembly

Once the laser processing is complete, take the butterfly out of the machine. We recommend using a soft damp cloth to remove the dust. Stick some double-sided adhesive tape on the back of the sticker and decorate the wall as you wish!



Have fun experimenting with different colours of TroLase Thins. We have white, purple, red and yellow, port wine and gold and more! Be sure to adjust the parameter settings according to the colour of the material being used.

Combine different sizes of the butterfly stickers to create an aesthetic wall decoration.


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