Learn how to make this creative desk pen holder with the help of our template and instructions.
All the materials we used are available at Trotec www.engraving-supplies.ca
- 1 sheet Solid Wood Maple 11.75" x 3.9", 3/16"
- Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)
- Pens and business cards
Check the thickness of the material before you start and adapt the kerf if necessary.
Step 1: Import /create design template
To make this desk holder you can either create your own design or use our template. (Feel free to adjust our template to meet your requirements.)
You can adapt the diameter of the holes depending on the pens you want to insert.
Send the job to the laser using the following print settings:
|Process mode||Resolution||Cut line|
|color||enhanced geometries, inner geometries first|
Step 2: Laser Process
Adjust the parameter settings in your laser software. The suggested parameters can differ depending on the machine used and the laser power:
|Color||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
|Creasing: red||cut CO2||7||1||1000|
|Cutting: red||cut CO2||100||1.6||1000|
We used the standard parameters from JobControl® for 5 mm solid maple.
Step 3: Cleaning and assembly
Take your wood pieces from the laser and clean it with a damp cloth. To assemble it, simply put together the two parts.
There you have it, a great desk accessory that is ready to be sold to customers!
- Let your creativity flow and make this pen holder out of different materials or use different shapes.
- You can produce the pen holder in advance and add the individualized engraving for your customers when needed.