Elegant Paper Wedding Invitation

Add a touch of elegance to your clients' weddings with this intricate paper invitation design. By using your Trotec laser, you are able to achieve fine, burn free cuts and engravings on different types of paper.


Equipment and Materials

Materials

  • Card stock (220 gsm), bamboo green colour
  • Card stock (220 gsm), beige colour
  • Translucent paper (90 gsm)
  • 5 double-sided adhesive dots per card
  • Printed inlays (120 gsm paper) with information about the celebration

We recommend card stock from Artoz in "Bamboo" (no. 287) and "Chamois" (no. 241).

Trotec Laser and Accessories

Any laser system from the Speedy series can be used to process this application.

Additional Information

Using the template below will yield a 5.7" x 5.7" card.


Step by Step

Step 1: Prepare the Card Stock (220 gsm) Design Files

Create your own wedding invitation design, or import our template (below) and make any desired adjustments. Send the completed designs for both the green and beige invitation components to JobControl® using the following print settings:

Print Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi -
Halftone Others
- optimized geometries,
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser Process the Card Stock (220 gsm)

Use the parameters below to cut and engrave the beige and bamboo green card stock. We recommend processing each sheet of card stock one-at-a-time to avoid making errors.

NOTE: The processing parameters may vary depending on your laser system's available wattage.

Laser Parameters

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 60 100 500 ppi
Cutting Red  Cut CO2 75 9 1000 Hz
Cutting Blue   Cut CO2 20 8 1000 Hz
Cutting  Green  Cut CO2 10 10 1000 Hz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Path planning Advanced
1 on - Top down - -
1 on - - Throughput -
1 on - - Throughput -
1 on - - Throughput -

Step 3: Prepare the Translucent Paper Tab (90 gsm) Design File

You may create your own artwork or import our template to your design software. Using the print settings below, send the completed file to your Trotec laser.

Print Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Color optimized geometries

Step 4: Laser Process the Translucent Paper Tab (90 gsm)

Place the translucent paper sheet on your laser's work area. Use the parameters below to cut and engrave the material.

NOTE: The processing parameters may vary depending on your laser system's available wattage.

Laser Parameters

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 30 100 500dpi
Cutting Red Cut CO2 8 3 1000 Hz
Cutting Blue Cut CO2 4 5 1000 Hz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Path planning Advanced
1 on - Top down - -
1 on - - Throughput -
1 on - - Throughput -

Step 5: Assemble the Invitation

  1. Stick 4 adhesive dots inside of the four corners of the engraved square (i.e., on the front of the bamboo green card).
  2. Fold the green card along the centreline.
  3. Remove the protective film from the adhesive dots. Proceed to carefully affix the beige card stock component so that it is centred on the bamboo green card.
  4. Affix the insert containing information about the ceremony to the interior of the card. You may use additional adhesive dots to prevent the insert from sliding out.
  5. Fold the transparent paper tab along the two engraved vertical lines.
  6. Place the transparent tab on the invitation card so that the motifs overlap.
  7. Finally, turn the card over and glue the transparent paper tab to the overlap with an adhesive dot.

More Ideas

In addition to invitations, offer your clients a selection of additional wedding accessories with a similar design theme. The following are a few examples:

  • Glass candle holder
  • Engraved wine glass charm
  • Personalized napkin decoration
  • Paper menu card

Downloads

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