Laser Engraved Fruit Images

Follow our tutorial to produce colourful fruit images to display in your canteen or kitchen. This tutorial will show you how to laser engrave laminates. Our TroLase material is the laminate used in this tutorial to create these images.


Preparation

Required materials:

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 400, 120 watt with 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic laser cutting grid

This sample can be produced with any other machine of the Speedy laser engravers.

Important information:

  • Use the 2" lens for laser engraving, as for images viewed at distance it produces the best results.
  • Use the acrylic cutting grid for an optimum cutting results

Step by Step

Step 1: Import / create design template

Import our design template into your preferred graphic program, adapting to your needs. Once you are happy with the files send them to the laser piece by piece.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 600dpi none
Halftone Others
colour -

 

 


Step 2: Laser cutting and laser engraving

Use the parameters as described below. They may vary depending your laser machine and it's available power.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engraving CO2 40 100 600
red cutting CO2 35 1.2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 1mm High Quality
1 on - -

 

 

Information:

  • Run the laser engraving from bottom, this allows the dust to be perfectly exhausted
  • For laser cutting we used the standard JobControl® quality parameter
  • JobControl® material parameters are available from www.troteclaser.co.uk

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean the surface with a damp cloth and put them into a frame.


Inspirations

You can produce the images in advance and add company logos or text afterwards.

Aside from engraving laminates, you can use other materials such as acrylics to produce the fruit pictures.



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