Laser cut acrylic zebras

Acrylic Zebra Place Card

Create unique acrylic place holders as gifts for party guests.
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Preparation

Required material:

  • TroGlass Colour Gloss black: 3 mm (available at Trotec
  • Material to cover the engraving table (such as paper)

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 80 Watt CO2/20 Watt fiber laser with 2.85" flexx lens

Any Speedy flexx series laser machine can be used to create this sample.

Important information:

  • Use the acrylic laser cutting grid table for this sample
  • Leave the protective foil on the back of the material during laser cutting to protect the acrylic from scratches.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import or create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program or use your own design. Once imported add the recipients names, and then send to your laser machine.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 333 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Enhanced geometries

 

 


Step 2: Laser processing

For the best results, we recommend that you use the acrylic laser cutting grid table as it avoids back reflections on the material. Place the acrylic sheet onto your laser table and cover the remaining areas of the table to maximise the exhaust power. Mark and cut the design from TroGlass.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave FLP 74 40 75000
red cut CO2 85 0.5 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 off - -
1 on - -

 

 

Info:

  • A 2.85" flexx lens has a lower intensity on the material than a 2" lens, which is why we haven't used the standard TroGlass laser parameters.

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean the material's surface with a soft cloth and place the zebra into the base.


Inspiration

Darker acrylic allows you to achieve particularly good engraving results with the fiber laser source of the Speedy flexx laser machine.



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