Send Christmas cards with a difference this year. Impress your family and friends with laser cut Christmas cards made from cardboard, felt and wood veneer. You can also turn the wooden cutouts into fun Christmas tree or window decorations.
1,2mm wood veneer
3mm green polyester felt
Used Trotec Laser:
Speedy 300, 80 Watts or
SpeedMarker CL, 200 Watts
1.5 inch lens
We recommend using thin, pvc-free doublesided tape on the back of the veneer and cut wood and tape at the same time. The assembly is then very easy.
Step by Step
Step 1: Cutting and engraving wood
With the Speedy 300:
Open the file (download) and send it to the laser. Put the chosen veneer into the machine and select the parameters. The parameters will vary depending on what Trotec solution you are using and laser power. If nothing else is mentioned, all steps are performed in one passage.
Engraving: Power 70%, speed 50%, frequency 500 Hz, air assist on, z-offset 0
Cutting: Power 65%, speed 2%, frequency 500 Hz, air assist on, z-offset 0
Alternative: with the SpeedMarker CL:
Import the file (download) to SpeedMark and start the laser job.
Engraving: Power 40%, speed 1500 mm/s, frequency 10 000 Hz, filling 0,2mm
Cutting: Power 100%, speed 300mm/s frequency 5 000 Hz
Step 2: Cutting felt
If you want, you can perform the felt cutting also in one passage (e.g. with the Speedy 300 with 28% performance). But you have to be aware that the edges then may be a little bit melted.
With the Speedy 300:
Like with the wood engraving, open the file (download) and send it to the laser. Choose your felt and put it into the machine.
Cutting: Performance 12%, speed 2%, frequency 1000 Hz, air assist on, z-offset 0, 3 passages
Alternative: with the SpeedMarker CL
Import the file to SpeedMark and start the laserjob.
Cutting: Power 30%, speed 1000 mm/s, frequency 10 000 Hz, 2 passages
Step 3: Assembly
The assembly is very easy: just stick the veneer on the cardboard and then fix the felt with glue in the cut parts of the veneer. The Christmas card is ready to be sent!