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New Year Charms

Step-by-step tutorial

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Welcome 2020 with your own unique and personalized New Year charms! 

Get creative with a wide variety of materials, such as Aluminum, classic TroLase, TroGlass, and Plywood.


Equipment and Materials

Trotec Laser and Accessories

This project can be completed with any laser system from Trotec's Speedy series.

Tip

If you want to engrave a whole series of tags, we recommend using a jig to streamline your workflow. 

Learn How to Make a Jig

Step by Step

Step 1: Prepare the Aluminum Charm Design

Create your own design or import our template (below) and adapt it to your liking. Send the job to the laser using the recommended settings below.

Print Settings

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

Step 2: Engrave the Aluminum Charm

NOTE: The engraving parameters may vary depending on your Trotec laser model and its wattage.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 20 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - top down -

Step 3: Prepare the TroLase, TroGlass, and Plywood Charm Designs

Again, you may create your own artwork or download our templates (below) and edit them as you wish. Send the job for each charm to the laser using the following settings:

Print Settings

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

Step 4: Cut and Engrave the TroLase, TroGlass, and Plywood Charms

To cut and engrave your TroLase, TroGlass, and plywood charms, we recommend using the standard JobControl® settings.

NOTE: The precise parameters may vary depending on your specific Speedy system and its wattage.


Step 5: Add the Charms to a Key Chain

To complete this project, you may wish to attach your charms to a key chain.


More Ideas

  • Try TroGlass Mirror to create elegant gold, silver, and rose gold charms
  • Add a wintry touch to your key chain by using TroGlass Frosted to make snowflake-shaped charms 
  • Make a lucky rodent from TroLase Metallic Plus to welcome 2020 — the year of the rat, according to the traditional Chinese calendar

 

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