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Personalised door mat

Step-by-step tutorial

Personalise traditional door mats using your Trotec laser machine and add extra value quickly and easily.


Preparation

Material required:

  • Single-colour door mat

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 400, 120 watts
  • 4" lens
  • Vacuum table

You can use any Speedy laser engraver to engrave the door mat, depending on the size of the door mat.

Tip:

As the door mat has a coarse structure we used a lens with long focal length to compensate for the unevenness of the material.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Firstly you need a design. Create your own or import our template.

Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

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

 

 

Tip:

As door mats are typically viewed from distance, you can use a lower resolution graphic for reduced production time. 


Step 2: Laser engraving the door mat

Load the door mat onto your laser machine's bed. Select the parameters. The recommended settings will very depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Laser engraving parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 80 100 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON 4mm -

 

 

Tip:

A resolution of 333 dpi is sufficient as the image will not be viewed close up.


Inspiration

  • Engrave logos of companies, sports clubs or other organisations or unique designs to create unique items
  • You can also use slogans to create promotional gifts, or add phrases such as "Welcome home" to add to your range


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