Laser cut TroLase Foil for inspection stickers

TroLase Foil: Inspection stickers

This tutorial will show you how to use TroLase Foil to create inspection stickers. 


Preparation

Materials required:

  • 1 sheet TroLase Foil green
  • Paper to cover the engraving table

Laser engraving machine:

  • Speedy 360, 70 watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

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

Tip:

TroLase Foil metallic can also be processed using a fiber laser (For more information on using this laser source, see our Trophy Label tutorial.)


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

The first part of this process is to make your own design or import our template. If you choose our template you will need to adapt it to your requirements. Use the driver settings below when sending the job to the laser.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 600 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser Engraving TroLase Foil

Place the TroLase Foil into your Trotec laser machine and cover the rest of the engraving table with paper to maximise the vacuum effect. Start the laser engraving from the bottom to prevent the dust from settling on the engraved areas. The parameters will differ depending on your laser machine and laser power available.

Laser parameters

Process Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Laser engraving black Engrave CO2 60 80
scratching red Cut CO2 10 1.5
Laser cutting blue Cut CO2 40 2
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
600 1 on +0.5 mm High Quality
1000 1 on - -
1000 1 on - -

Info:

When kiss-cutting you cut through only the top layer of the sticker material, leaving the backing layer intact. This allows the stickers to be easily peeled and removed from the backing layer.


Step 3: Cleaning and assembling

Clean the sheet using a damp cloth. Leave the material in the machine with the vacuum activated, as this will make the cleaning process easier.


Inspiration

  • Use TroLase Foil red material to produce additional labels for different products  
  • You can easily adapt the graphics and personalise the labels 
  • For large quantities or mass production we recommend our Galvo CO2 laser GS1000 


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