Halloween lantern

Halloween Lantern

Step by step tutorial

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a creepy Halloween decoration.  We used TroGlass Colour Gloss in Orange and Black. The graphic file and the JobControl® laser parameters can be found at the end of the page.


Preparation

Required materials:

  • 1/4 sheet of TroGlass Colour Gloss black or orange
  • Acrylic glue

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 400, 80 watt with 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic laser cutting grid

Tips:

Use the 2" lens for perfect laser cutting results.
Remove the protective foil on the back of the acrylic after laser cutting, as this prevents the material from being scratched during processing.


Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

Begin by importing our graphic or creating your own design. Remove the protective foil from the front of the acrylic and load the material onto the laser machine bed.
Send the job to the laser using the settings below.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser cutting

Define the required parameters. These will vary depending on your laser machine and its available power.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Cut CO2 16 20 500
red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

 

 


Step 3: Assembly

Begin by removing the protective foil from the material, then clean your laser cut components using a damp cloth and mild detergent if necessary. Glue the five components together and your lantern is now ready to scare guests and trick or treaters!


Downloads

Download file


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