diy ice cream sign

Vintage-Inspired Ice Cream Sign

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This sign was inspired by the nostalgic ice cream parlours of the 1950s. Using materials such as acrylic and anodized aluminium, you can easily make this eye-catching sign yourself!



Step by Step

Step 1: Configure the Design

Download our template (above) and adapt the graphics to your requirements. Send each sign component to your laser using the following JobControl® print settings:

 

Print Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Enhanced Geometries,
inner geometries first

Step 2: Process the Acrylic Sheets (TroGlass and Satin Nickel Silver)

The processing parameters may vary depending on your particular laser system and its wattage.

TIP: Change the colour order in the materials database so that the blue crease line is cut before the red cut line.

 

Laser Parameters

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving black engrave CO2 16 20 500
Cutting blue cut CO2 7 1 1000
Cutting red cut CO2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advance
1 ON - bottom up -
1 ON - - -
1 ON - - -

Step 3: Prepare the TroLase Sheet Files

Download our template (above) and adapt the graphics file to your liking. Send the job to your laser.

 

Print Settings

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

Step 4: Process the TroLase Sheets

Your processing parameters may vary depending on your specific laser and its wattage.

 

Laser Parameters

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving black engrave CO2 60 80 500
Cutting red cut CO2 60 1 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON +1mm bottom up -
1 ON - - -

Step 5: Configure the Bamboo Veneered Wood Processing Settings

Open the graphic file and adapt the Bamboo Veneered Wood component to suit your requirements. Send the completed to your laser using the JobControl® settings below.

 

Print Settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Photo optimized 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Enhanced geometries

Step 6: Process the Bamboo Veneered Wood Sheet

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

 

Laser Parameters

Process Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving black engrave CO2 55 50 500
Cutting red cut CO2 100 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON +2mm top down -
1 ON - - -

Step 7: Assemble the Sign

First, remove the protective foil from the Satin Nicker Silver sheet. Next, glue the pink and red TroGlass pieces to the top and bottom parts of the sheet.

Then, remove the adhesive backing from the Bamboo Veneer Wood cone, and stick the piece to the centre of the sign. Third, peel the sticker from the back of the TroLase Pink/White piece and affix it to the sign so that it is adjacent to the cone (i.e., to form a filled ice cream cone).

Finally, glue the "Ice Cream" lettering on the marked location on the pink acrylic.

Your vintage-inspired "Ice Cream" sign is finally complete!


Why Should I Use Trotec Materials?

Trotec offers a wide selection of materials that are specially designed for laser processing. A minimal number of laser passes are required to cut and engrave Trotec's acrylic, wood, and laminate sheets. Furthermore, the small amount of residue these materials generate significantly reduces product finishing times.

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Inspiration

  • Use different TroLase colours
  • Expermient with various fonts to create the "Ice Cream" lettering
  • Try making multiple ice cream scoops

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