Pillowslip with individual design

Learn how to make orginal pillowslips with the help of our LaserFlex foils! 


Preparation

Required material:

  • LaserFlex foils in different colors
  • Pillowslip (e.g. IKEA "GURLI")
  • Material to cover the engraving table
  • Transfer press

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

You can also create this sample using any machine from the Speedy series.

Important:

  • Make sure that you have sufficient vacuum to keep the foil in flat position
  • Make sure that the graphics are inverted
  • Select "mirror horizontally" in the printer window

Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Create your own design or import our already ready to go template into your graphic program. Send the individual graphics to the laser using the parameter settings below. If you are using our template, the graphics have already been inverted.

Tip:

In the printer driver of JobControl you can easily invert your graphics. For more complex designs it can be helpful to invert them before you send them to the laser.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White mirror horizontally,
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Set the parameter settings in the material database. Parameters can differ depending on the type of machine and its laser power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engraving CO2 47 50 500
red cutting CO2 5 1 1000
blue cutting CO2 11 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 on - Optimized quality
1 on - -
1 on - -

Step 3: Post-processing

Now it's time to iron your designs to your pillowslips!
Heat the transfer press to 170°C (338°F). First, iron the pillow slip to get rid of wrinkles and flatten the piece; make sure to do this without the LaserFlex.
Now position the first LaserFlex part on the textile and press it for 60 seconds. Let the material cool completely before you remove the transfer foil.
Repeat this process with all design elements.
Once all foils have been ironed onto the textile, put the finished iron slip into the transfer press using the same parameters to smooth the layers.

Tips:

For single-layered designs we recommend a minimum pressing time of 60 seconds. For larger surfaces we recommend approx. 90 to 180 seconds.


Step-by-step instruction

Find step-by-step instructions on how to use LaserFlex in this video. We will show you how you can easily create your designs and the optimal settings for the transfer press. This ensures perfect results.


Inspirations

There are almost no limits to using our LaserFlex foils. Create individual designs for your customers, large or small. 



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