laser cut and engraved notebooks

Give a simple notebook
a personal touch

Step by step guide

We decorated two Leuchtturm1917® notebooks with a Speedy 400. The emerald sketchbook was enhanced with a contrasting engraving. The smaller notebook has a flexible cover that was laser cut to reveal a colored second layer.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Leuchtturm1917® Sketchbook Master (A4+), Hardcover - emerald
  • Leuchtturm1917® Jottbook Medium (A5) - navy
  • Spray glue
  • Piece of paper - the more contrast, the better

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Speedy 400
  • 80 watts
  • 2 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Laser engraving the sketchbook

The sketchbook was refined with a fine engraving and personalized with a name. Open the PDF design and enter your chosen name. As always, you can also use your own design.

Parameters used:

The following settings make a brown engraving on the emerald sketchbook:

Engraving: Power: 20% - Speed: 30% - Frequency: 500ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: -1mm

Note:

Other colors may react differently.


Step 2: Laser cutting the notebook

The Jottbook has a flexible cover that can be easily cut with a laser. We have created a tree design for our notebook. To give more stability to the fine details, we've glued a piece of paper on the inside of the cover after the laser process.

1: Table
Use the Aluminum Cutting Grid Table and cover the surface around the workpiece to focus the vacuum suction.

2: Air Flow Shutter
If using an air flow shutter, please close it to achieve optimal suction on the table and not on the exhaust slots.

3: Laser Process
Open the design and send it to the laser.

Parameters used:

Cutting: Power: 20% - Speed: 0.5% - Frequency: 1000Hz - Air Assist: OFF - Z-Offset: -1mm


Step 3: Finishing

Take a piece of paper that fits to your design and some spray glue. Glue the paper on the inside of the cover to protect your laser cut design and give the cover more stability. You could also use a glue stick, but the spray glue helps to achieve maximum coverage.