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Personalized agate pendant

Step by step instruction

Create an agate pendant with your Trotec laser machine.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Agate disks
  • Leather band

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tip:

We used the 1.5" lens for this sample because we wanted to engrave a filigree design.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Create your own design or use our file. We scanned the agate disk so that our design is exactly the right size and shape for the stone, then send the job to the laser machine with the settings below:

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color  

Tip:

For the perfect result with our detailed graphics we used the highest possible resolution of 1000 dpi for our engraving job.


Step 2: Engraving the agate

Place the disk in the Trotec machine and focus the laser on the surface. If the stone is round, focus on the average value of the engraving area. Make the material parameter settings. Keep in mind that the parameters can vary depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters engraving

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 50 30 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on + 1.5 mm high quality

Tip:

Due to the +1.5 mm z-offset (out of focus) the contrast is higher than engraving in focus.


Step 3: Post-processing and assembly

The pendant does not have to be cleaned after engraving. Add a leather band or a pin and your personalized agate pendant is ready.


Inspiration

Logos, aphorisms or congratulations: With a little creativity you can fulfil almost any customer's request.



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