halloween lantern detail

Halloween lantern

Step by step instruction

In this DIY tutorial we will show you how to make an amazingly scary lantern for the upcoming holiday of Halloween. For this spooky lantern, we used our TroGlass Colour Gloss in Orange and Black, although you can use any colour. You will find the graphic file and the JobControl® laser parameters at the end of the page.


Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400, 80 watt
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid


Use the 2" lens for best cutting results.
Remove the protective foil on the back of the acrylic after cutting. This prevents the material from being scratched.

Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

Import the file and adapt or create your own design. Remove the protective foil from the front of the acrlic and place it into the laser machine.
Send the job to the laser using the settings given below. 

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first



Step 2: Laser process

Define the necessary parameters. They might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Cut CO2 16 20 500
red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

Step 3: Assembly

Remove the protective foil from the back of the material. Clean the pieces with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Assemble the five pieces and use the acrylic glue to fix them in place. Your Halloween lantern is ready to scare your guests!


Download file

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