Personalised desk pad

Use recycled leather to make a brand new desk pad! 


Preparation

Materials needed:

  • Leather turned into desk pad

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt with 2" lens

Important:

  • Use the engraving table or the vacuum table

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program and adapt it according to your needs. Adapt the size of the design to the size of the desk pad you want to make.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White -

 

 


Step 2: Laser process

Put the desk pad into your laser machine and position it at the top left corner into the 0/0 point of the engraving table. Positon your job into the 0/0 point as well.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 60 100 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on -2mm High quality

Info:

  • Due to the z-offset of 2 mm, the leaser beam will be defocused and the lines will appear thicker and more intensive than they do in focus.

Step 3: Post-processing

Leather is a natural product which means that there are chances it will burn during engraving or cutting with the laser; it also produces a particular smell. Furthermore, the cutting edges can turn dark and stain. Many different types of leather can be cleans but it is important to test the cleaning method at a discreet place. First off, try to remove the smoke residue with a dry cloth. If that does not work,  try cleaning the leather with a damp cloth or an alcohol-based cleaner.


Inspirations

If you want to use the desk pad as a gift, you can add the name of the recipient to your design.



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