Laser cut table lamp holder

Paper table lamp cover

Add more value to a standard IKEA table lamp by adding a laser-cut lamp shade.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Photo card or thick paper (approx. 180 - 300 gsm)
  • IKEA table lamp ARRIE with LED bulb
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Laser machine used:

  • Trotec Speedy 400
  • 120 Watt

Tips:

  • Use a cutting table (honeycomb or acrylic grid) to achieve the best cutting results
  • Use a 1.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Import/create design template

Import our design templates into your graphic program and adapt it to the size of your lamp shade. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Download PDF file

Tip:

Once you have positioned your paper or card into the laser machine, switch on the exhaust and cover the rest of the table with white paper to increase the exhaust performance.


Step 2: Laser Process

Cut out the design from the paper or card.

Laser Parameters:

  • Power 17%
  • Speed 2.5%
  • Frequency 1000 Hz
  • Air Assist on

Tips:

Select these two options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.

  • Optimised geometries
  • Inner geometries first

Step 3: Assemble your lamp cover

Remove the standard lamp shade and cover it with your laser cut shade.

Important:

  • Only use a LED bulb
  • Make sure there is enough distance between the bulb and the lamp shade