laser cut wooden calendar

Wood & Plastic Calendar

Create Your Own Perpetual Calendar

Have a go at creating a perpetual calendar made of wood and plastic. You can browse all of our wood and plastic materials here.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • Veneer Bamboo 3mm (119799) x1
  • TroLase 0.8mm (L204-203) x4 quarter sheets
  • Screws (5mm x 20mm) with butterfly nut x2

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt
  • 2" lens

Tip:

We suggest using a Honeycomb Cutting Grid Table for this project.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import / Create a Design Template

Here, you can import our designs into your chosen graphics program and adapt them according to yours’ and your customers’ requirements. 

Download PDF files


Step 2: Laser Process

Place the material into your laser machine and cover the rest of the engraving area with a spare piece of paper. This will improve the exhaust performance. First, send the wooden laser job to the laser machine, with the TroLase jobs following it.

Laser Parameters - Wood:

500dpi Resolution
Cutting: 100% - Power: 0.7% - Speed: 1000ppi - Air Assist: ON

Laser Parameters - TroLase: 

500dpi Resolution
Engraving (Black): 35% - Power: 30% - Speed: 600ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: +1mm - HQ Mode (advanced material settings)
Cutting (Red): 2.5% - Power: 0.5% - Speed: 1000Hz - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: +2mm
Cutting (Blue): 25% - Power: 2% - Speed: 1000ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: +2mm
Cutting (Cyan): 50% - Power: 2% - Speed: 1000ppi - Air Assist: ON

Tips:

We suggest using these following options in JobControl®. This way, you will achieve the perfect cutting results every time:

  • Optimised Geometries
  • Inner Geometries First
  • Engrave from bottom to top. This will reduce the cleaning of the engraved and cut materials

Step 3: Post-Processing

After you've finished the laser engraving and cutting processes, you should clean the TroLase material lightly with water. Finally, use the two binding screws to fix the calendar sheets to the wooden frame and mount the calendar to your desired wall. You now have a beautiful new perpetual calendar!