thanksgiving napkin ring

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Gobble, gobble! Create your own turkey-shaped Thanksgiving napkin rings from veneer and TroLase Thins. You are bound to impress your dinner guests with these festive decorative pieces.

Equipment and Materials


NOTE: The quantity of materials will vary depending on the number of napkin rings you wish to make.

Trotec Laser and Accessories

NOTE: You can use any laser system from the Speedy series for this application.


Do not peel the protective film from the materials if you are only laser cutting them. The film will prevent your workpieces from sustaining scratches.

Step by Step

Step 1: Configure the Design

Create your own design or use our CorelDRAW template (below). Send the file to your laser using the recommended JobControl® Print settings below:

NOTE: The parameters might vary depending on your specific laser system and its wattage.

Process Options

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

Step 2: Prepare the Materials and Adjust the Processing Settings in JobControl®

Place your materials on the Honeycomb Cutting Table. Depending on your laser's work area, you may be able to process all of the workpieces in one job.

Cover the remaining work area with paper sheets to maximize the suction force your materials. This technique prevents the materials from moving out of place during laser processing.

NOTE: The parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Material Processing Parameters

Description Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Engraving the veneered wood Black Engraving 80 100
Cutting the veneered wood Red Cutting 90 1.3
Cutting the 1/8" TroLase Red Cutting 85 1.2
Cutting the TroLase Thins (0.02") Red Cutting 100 1.5
Engraving the TroLase Thins (0.02") Black Engraving 40 25
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
500 1 off - None
1000 1 on - None
1000 1 on -2 mm None
1000 1 on - None
500 1 off - None

Step 3: Assemble the Napkin Ring

Remove the film from the both sides of the TroLase Thins Black cutouts to expose the adhesive. Carefully stick each cutout in the appropriate position on the veneered wood piece.

Finally, affix the TroLase pieces to the TroLase Thins Black cutouts in whichever order you like. 

Your Thanksgiving napkin ring is now complete — bon appétit!

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