Step by Step

Step 1: Configuring the Design

Download our sign template (above) and adapt the graphics to your requirements. Send the file to your laser using the driver settings below.

 

Print Settings

 

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

Step 2: Processing the TroGlass Sheets

Adjust your material processing parameters, which may vary depending on your specific laser model and its available power.

 

Laser Parameters

 

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 100 1.8 20,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - - -

Step 3: Assembling the Sign

First, remove the protective foil from the TroGlass Clear material. Next, affix the TroGlass LED Orange arrow to the sheet so that it covers its left and top sides (as per the first image on the left).

Third, stick the TroGlass Satins and TroGlass Color Gloss hollow arrows on the sign in the following order:

  1. TroGlass Satins Orange arrow on top of the TroGlass LED Orange arrow
  2. TroGlass Color Gloss Yellow arrow on top of the TroGlass LED Orange arrow
  3. TroGlass Color Gloss White arrow on top of the TroGlass Color Gloss Yellow arrow

Fourth, place the TroGlass Color Gloss Red sheet directly beneath the arrows.

Next, create the lettering by affixing the TroGlass Color Gloss Metallic pieces to the centre of the TroGlass Color Gloss Red sheet. Add the TroGlass Reverse Gloss White letters on top of the TroGlass Color Gloss Metallic pieces. Complete the word "Diner" by sticking the TroGlass Reverse Gloss Blue pieces on top of the white characters.

Finally, attach the white circles to the TroGlass LED Orange arrow (as displayed on the image on to the left).

Your "Diner" sign is now complete!


Inspiration

  • Try different colors or materials from Trotec's product range 
  • Use a different font to create the "Diner" lettering
  • Mount your sign to a wall by adding a standoff

Check out the different Trotec laser machines