Laser engraved wooden sign

Wooden tea house sign

This tutorial combines various techniques you can use for processing wood. Use our template to laser engrave and cut your own unique wooden tea house sign. Discover the full range of Trotec wood sheets on our engraving supplies webshop.


Preparation

Required materials:

  • Solid wood: Alder
  • Solid wood: Walnut

Available from the engraving supplies webshop.

Trotec laser machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 2 inch lens

Whilst we have used a Speedy 400 you can use any laser machine from the Speedy series to create this sample.

Tip:

Affix a double-sided adhesive film to one side of the walnut board to make assembly easier.

Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

Import the PDF template into Corel Draw or your preferred design software and select the desired picture. You can also use your own design.

Download design PDF


Step 2: Laser settings

Alder wood

Engraving (black): Power: 15%, Speed: 20%, Resolution 500 ppi, Air Assist: ON, Z-offset: +1mm
Scoring (red): Power: 5%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON
Cutting (blue): Power: 64%, Speed: 0.8%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON

Walnut wood

Engraving (black): Power: 60%, Speed: 30%, Resolution 500 ppi, Passes: 4, Air Assist: ON, High quality
Cutting (red): Power: 100%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON


Step 3: Laser cutting and engraving

Cut out all the elements from the various wooden boards.
Assign the "Relief" process option, for cutting the cups in the JobControl® print window, use the standard process option for all other components.

For a better result select "Optimised Geometries" and "Inner Geometries first."

Tip:

When relief engraving, ensure that the job is not placed over the joint of two glued wooden boards, as the laser cannot erode glue.


Step 4: Assembly

Remove the protective film and stick the parts in the corresponding marked positions on the base plate.