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Laser cut and laser engraved voucher packaging

Today, we are going to teach you how to make a one of a kind voucher packaging with our new line of Trotec LaserPaper.


Preparation

Materials needed:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 300, 60 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • honeycomb table

Although we have used the Speedy 300, any machine from the Speedy laser engraver series can be used.

Info:

We used the 2" lens because it produces a more uniform result on large-area engravings.


Step by Step

Step 1: Make design layout

Create your own pattern and adapt it based on your needs. We engraved the camouflage section with the grayscale method. You can learn how this process works here. Use the settings below for the outer shell graphic: 

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Engraving process outer shell

Place the dark blue LaserPaper in the laser machine and focus on the material. Edit the material parameters to the appropriate power. Do not forget that the material settings can alter depending on the machine and power. 

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engraving CO2 40 20 500
red Engraving CO2 9 2 1000
blue Cutting CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 High Quality
1 on 0 -
1 on 0 -

Tip:

Cover the remaining working area with standard paper to get a powerful downdraft. 


Step 3: Design inner frame and "strip curtain"

Send every single graphic for frame and strip curtain to the laser using the following parameters:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Inner geometries first

Step 4: Cutting inner frame and "strip curtain"

After you are done with the blue, place the slate gray LaserPaper in the laser machine and cut out the border. Then, using the same parameters as the slate gray, cut out the curtain out of the gold paper. 

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
blue Cut CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

Step 5: Assembly

To put the voucher together, take the frame and place it on the inner part over the cover (where the grip hole can be found) with the help of the glue or tape. Take the curtain and apply double sided tape to the bottom left and top right. Insert the curtain in the cover and secure it. When the card is opened, the stripes will move similarly to curtains and catch one's eye.


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