new years eve lucky charms

Lucky charms created using different materials

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In this tutorial we show you how to combine aluminium tags and other materials to create individual lucky charms for New Year or other occasions.
You can order Trotec engraving materials from our engraving supplies webshop.


Preparation

Materials used:

  • Aluminium Tags Round large (32 mm) in any colour
  • TroLase 1.6mm in different colours
  • TroGlass 3mm in different colours
  • Plywood 3mm
  • Chain or key ring

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Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic grid for TroLase and acrylic and honeycomb cutting tabletop for wood

All Speedy laser engraving machines can be used to create this sample. 

Tip:

If you want to engrave a whole series of tags we recommend using a jig. How to easily make one you can see here.

Template for processing Trotec aluminium tags

Step by Step

Step 1: Aluminium tag

Import our template and adapt it to suit your requirements. USe the driver settings below to send the aluminium tag file to the laser:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour -

Step 2: Laser process aluminium tag

The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Engraving Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 20 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - top down -

Step 3: Charm

Import our template and adapt it to suit your requirements. Send the job for each charm to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

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

Step 4: Laser process charm

The laser parameters for creating the charms will vary depending on the type of laser machine you have and the available laser power.

For all materials we use our standard settings from JobControl laser software.


Step 5: Assembly

To assemble the lucky charm, simply combine the aluminium tag and a pendant of your choice using a bead chain or a keyring. Mix various materials and colours to create striking pieces.


Looking for the right material for your New Year's lucky charms?

Whatever the occasion you can surprise your loved ones with a personalised charm made from a range of materials such as glitter acrylic, engraving laminates, woods and much more.

Visit our engraving supplies webshop to discover more materials. 



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