Photo Engraved Menu Card

Create your own stunning photo engraved menu card using Trotec's TroLase engraving material.

Preparation

Required material
  • quarter sheet of 1.6mm pink/white TroLase (available at Trotec)
  • quarter sheet of 0.5mm black/white TroLase Thins with self-adhesive back (available at Trotec)
  • a binding screw
  • paper for content
Machine used
  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid table

You can also create this sample using any laser machine from the

Step by Step

Step 1

Step 1: Cover Sheet

You can start by creating your own design, or you can use our template. With the integrated Photo mode, our JobControl laser software supports you perfectly when engraving photos. Get more detailed information and tips and tricks for photoengraving here:

Tips & Tricks photo engraving

Send your design to the laser using following settings:

Step 2

Step 2: Laser process cover sheet

Set the parameters as described below. The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine you are using and available laser power.

Step 3

Step 3: Material Handling

Remove the protective foil from the pink TroLase material and put it into your Trotec laser. Run the engraving (black) and the cut jobs (red and blue).

Step 4

Step 4: Rhombic pattern

As an eye catcher, we combined two different materials for our menu card. Send the second graphic, the rhombic pattern, to your Trotec laser by using the following parameters:

Tip:

  • We use the JobControl® standard parameter optimised for quality.
Step 5

Step 5: Laser process rhombic pattern

Put your TroLase Thin material in your Trotec-Laser. Remove the protective foil, run the engraving job from bottom to top, and cut the job.

Step 6

Step 6: Post-processing

Clean the surface and the edges of both TroLase materials with a damp cloth. Take the rhombic pattern and apply it to the photo engraved cover. Finally, add your content to the menu card and clip it with the binding screw. And voilà - be proud of your unique menu card.

Inspirations

Of course you can also create amazing menu cards out of materials like TroGlass or our Trotec Wood. Here are some samples.

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