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Vintage-Inspired Ice Cream Sign

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This sign was inspired by the diners of the 50s. With modern materials such as acrylic or anodized you make this great sign.



Step by Step

Step 1: Configuring the Design

Download our template (above) and adapt the graphics to your requirements. Send each material file (i.e., individual component) to your laser using the following driver settings:

 

Print Settings

 

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

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

The processing parameters may vary depending on your laser and its power level.

TIP: Change the colour order in the material database so that the blue creasing line is cut before the red cutline.

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: Preparing 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: Processing the TroLase Sheets

Your processing parameters may vary depending on yourspecific laser and its available power.

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: Configuring the Bamboo Veneered Wood Processing Settings

Open the graphic file and adapt the "WoodVeneer Bamboo 119799" component to suit your requirements. Send the job to your laser using the driver settings below.

Print Settings

 

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

Step 6: Processing 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: Assembling 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 aluminum sheet. Then, remove the adhesive backing from the Bamboo Veneer Wood cone, and stick the piece on the centre of the sign. Third, peel the sticker from the back of the TroLase Pink/White and stick the piece on top of the TroGlass Pink and adjacent to the cone to form an (ice cream cone with a scoop). Finally, glue the "Ice Cream" lettering on the marked location on the pink acrylic.

Your vintaqge inspired "Ice Cream" sign is finally complete!


Why Should I Use Trotec Materials?

Trotec's materials range, which includes a wide selection of laminates, metals, and other accessories, is specially designed for efficient laser cutting and engraving. In particular, these materials offer shorter processing times, as the number of laser passes required to cut and engrave them is reduced. Furthermore, the materials' minimal post-production residue signifiantly reduces product finishing times.

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Inspiration

  • Use different material colours from Trotec's range 
  • Expermient with different fonts to create the "Ice Cream" lettering
  • Try making more than one ice cream scoop

Check out the Trotec Speedy laser engraver series