In need of a bright idea to jazz up your space? Give your standard IKEA table lamp a floral upgrade using your Trotec laser.

Step-by-step instructions and a design template are available below.


Equipment and Materials

Materials

  • Photo cardboard or thick paper (approx. 180 - 300 g/m²)
  • IKEA table lamp (ARRIE model) with LED bulb
  • Material to cover the laser work area (e.g., paper sheets)

Step by Step

Step 1: Import the Design and Prepare the Paper for Laser Cutting

Download our template and, if needed, adapt the graphics to your lamp shade's size.

Download the PDF Template

Tip

Once you have positioned the paper on your laser's work area, activate the exhaust and cover the remainder of the space with paper sheets. This technique will strengthen the suction force on the lamp shade, thereby preventing it from moving when cut.


Step 2: Laser Process the Paper

Send the file to your laser using the following JobControl® Print settings:

 

Laser Parameters

Process Options 

 

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Enhanced geometries, Inner geometries First

 

Material Settings

 

Process Colour Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Cut (CO2) Red 17 2.5 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - - -

 

Tip

The laser parameters may vary depending on your laser machine and its wattage.


Step 3: Assemble the Lamp

Detach the lamp shade frame from the lamp stand. Next, secure the laser-cut paper lamp shade on the frame. Finally, mount the frame on the stand.

Your floral lamp is now ready to light up your space!

IMPORTANT

  • Only use an LED bulb
  • Ensure that sufficient distance is maintained between the light bulb and the lamp shade