Finished nametag: Laser cut and engraved

Create different name tags with TroLase laser engraving materials

Our brand new tutorial allows you to create unique nametags using different TroLase engraving materials and your laser machine. You can purchase TroLase and other engraving materials from our webshop.


Preparation

Materials required:

  • TroLase Purple/White 1.6 mm L582-206
  • TroLase Burgundy/White 1.6 mm L622-206
  • TroLase Light grey/White 1.6 mm L322-206
  • Magnet for name tags
  • Superglue

TroLase available from our webshop

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts, 1.5" lens

Any Speedy series laser engraving machine can be used to create these samples.

Important information:

  • We used the 1.5" lens to create these samples due to the nature of the design
  • Use the acrylic laser cutting grid or the aluminium cutting grid table. It keeps beam reflections on the material to a minimum.

In the below video tutorial you can see the complete production process:


Step by Step

Step 1: Importing the design template

Begin by importing our template into your graphics program and adapting it as required. You can also use your own designs to create your name tags.

Important information:

Our template is designed for 1.6 mm material. You will need to adapt the parameters if you are using thicker or different materials.  

Print settings:

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

 

 


Step 2: Laser cutting and engraving

Position your material onto your laser bed. To maximise exhaust power you can cover the empty bed space with paper.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cut CO2 40 0.7 1000
black engrave CO2 35 60 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

 

 

Tips:

  • In our example we have used the standard JobControl® speed parameters
  • You can download TroLase and other material parameters for JobControl® from www.troteclaser.co.uk
  • To reduce cleaning time begin the engraving job from the bottom

Step 3: Post-processing

Once all parts have been laser cut and engraved you can assemble them using superglue. Attach a magnet or pin to the back of your tags and they are ready to use!


Inspiration

To enahnce the finished results you can use the quality parameters, which allows for a refined laser engraving.



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