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Multi-layered Sign

Learn how to make a personalized, multi-layered sign with our TroGlass engraving material.


Preparation

Machine used:

Any Speedy laser machine can be used to make these signs.

Tip:

Experiment with different colours and textures, or using logos from your customers.


Step by Step

Step 1: Base plate

Load our template into your graphics program and change it to fit your needs. Send the job for the base plate (bright white) to the laser with the following parameters:

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

Step 2: Laser process base plate

These settings could be different depending on the kind of laser machine and its laser power.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 24 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 3: Stripes pattern

Send the job for the stripe pattern and letters to your laser machine with the following parameters:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None

 

Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 4: Laser process stripes pattern

These settings can change depending on the laser machine you own and its laser power.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 38 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 5: Colored layers

Send the job for the coloured layers (using TroGlass Frosted and Colour Gloss) with the below parameters.

Before you start cutting the TroGlass sheets, apply the adhesive to the back. Make sure to leave a clearance of 1 1/2" at the top of the sheet—this space will be used for the levitating portion and the triangles.

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

Step 6: Laser process colored layers

Tip: Take off the protective top foil from the TroGlass Frosted and Satins sheets before beginning.

The following settings may be different depending on your type of laser machine and its power.

To precisely place the image, follow the green positioning line.

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engraving CO2 16 20 500
Cutting Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5,000
Creasing Blue Cut CO2 5 1 1,000
Positioning Green Positioning - - -
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
Engraving 1 ON - Bottom Up High Quality
Cutting 1 ON - - -
Creasing 1 ON - - -
Positioning - - - - -

Step 7: Assembly

Begin with adhering the striped pattern to the white base plate. When placing it yourself, find the hole to align it.

Next, be sure that the TroGlass Frosted sheet is precisely glued onto the black ADA.

Afterwards, we attach the TroGlass Colour Gloss pieces. The best way to place them is by putting the letters at the bottom so that the area with no adhesive foil is where it should be. Then the black and green or orange letters can be added.

Repeat these same steps on the back side of the shield. Next, put the triangles in the holes.

Thread a string through the holes and your multi-layered sign is complete.


Why Trotec materials?

No matter if you make personal or standardized signs, Trotec's acrylic sheets are the perfect material solution thanks to their range of styles and high-quality finish. The TroGlass series can be recognized by its extremely robust and scratch-resistant surface. Find out more about our wide variety of colours with different surface types and degrees of transparency.



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