marble-lucky-charm

Marble lucky charm

Step by step instructions

Turn a small marble stone into a beautiful charm for any type of event.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Small marble stones (we used a marble mosaic tile and removed them from the mat)

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:

Use the 1.5" lens if you want to engrave fine details as shown in our graphic


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Create your own file or import our template, then send the job to the laser machine using the settings below:

Print settings

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

Tip:

Since we are engraving in great detail, using the highest resolution possible is recommended (1000 dpi).


Step 2: Engraving the marble

The first step is the wash the dust off the stone by running it under water. Let the stone dry off, then place it in the laser machine and focus on the surface. If the stone is rounded, focus on the average value of the engraving area. Enter the material parameter settings. 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 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - 0.5 mm -

Info:

We used a negative offset value. Thereby the surface is exposed to more laser power and the engraving shows more contrast.


Step 3: Cleaning

Clean the stone with a damp cloth, we do not recommend putting it under running water as it will wash off the engraving dust which gives contrast to the engraving and shows better.


Inspiration

Engrave sayings, slogans or quotes on the stones. Your imagination is the only limit.

Personalize the stones with names or dates to add extra value to your design.



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