Take your special event to the African savanna with these zebra-themed acrylic name stands. 


Equipment and Materials

Materials

 

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Trotec Laser

You can use any laser machine from the Speedy Flexx series to complete this DIY project.

Tip

  • Use the Acrylic Cutting Grid Table
  • Leave the protective film on the back of the acrylic since it protects the material from scratches

Step by Step

Step 1: Download and Edit the Template

Download our template and open it in your graphic design program. Edit the template by adding your guests' names to the name stands.

Once the file is ready for processing, send the job to your laser using the settings specified below.

JobControl® Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 333 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhance geometries

Step 2: Laser Process the TroGlass Color Gloss Sheet

Position the TroGlass Color Gloss acrylic sheet on your laser's work area. Next, cover the remaining laser bed space (e.g., with paper) to maximize the system's suction power on the acrylic.

Afterwards, proceed to engrave and cut the name stands.

For high-quality results, we recommend using the Acrylic Cutting Grid Table. This laser accessory minimizes the laser beam reflecting onto the material. 

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave FLP 74 40 75000
red cut CO2 85 0.5 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 off - -
1 on - -

 

TIP

The 2.85" Flexx lens creates a lower-intensity beam than does the 2" lens. This is why we did not use the standard TroGlass processing parameters.


Step 3: Clean and Assemble the Name Stands

Clean each component with a soft cloth and assemble the name stands (insert the zebra cutouts into the base stands).


Inspiration

  • Experiment with different object designs, such as handbag or car silhouettes, to match your event's theme
  • Try multiple acrylic colours and textures from Trotec's collection
  • Engrave a message or fun fact on the reverse side of each name stand

 

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