laminate engraving

Laser Engraving a
Party Sign

Warmly welcome your friends with a fun and unique custom sign.

We have used several different laminates in different colours for our sign.
 


Preparation

Required material:

  • Laminate walnut/white
  • Laminate green/white with double-sided adhesive tape on the back
  • Laminate silver/black with double-sided adhesive tape on the back
  • Water
  • Sponge

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Speedy 300
  • 25 watts

Tips:

  • Use the 2.5" lens
  • Use a cutting table. You can thus prevent beam reflections on the back of the material.

Step by Step

Step 1: Layer one

Our example consists of three layers, and we'll start with the top layer in silver. First, open up the 'BBQ Sign 3' file. If you want to engrave your own photo, now is the time to import it. Once you've done that, convert it to a black-and-white picture and use the 'Floyd-Steinberg' conversion model. Draw a contour (red hairline) and then start the engraving process using the following parameters:

Laser Settings

  • Grid engraving: power 60 %, speed 30 %, resolution 500 dpi
  • Vector cut: power: 80 %, speed 1 %, frequency 9000 Hz

Step 2: Layer two

Next we're engraving the centre layer of the sign in green and white. Open up the 'BBQ Sign 2' file and send it to the laser. These are the parameters we used:

Laser Settings

  • Grid engraving: power 40 %, speed 30 %, resolution 500 dpi
  • Vector cut: power: 80 %, speed 1 %, frequency 9000 Hz

Step 3: Layer three

Now it's time to engrave the final layer (walnut/white). To do this, open the 'BBQ Sign 1' file and send the job to the laser. We used these parameters:

Laser Settings

  • Grid engraving: power 40 %, speed 30 %, frequency: auto
  • Vector cut: power: 65 %, speed 1 %, frequency 9000 Hz

Step 4: Cleaning and gluing

Clean the three materials using water and a sponge. Then glue the green sign to the centre of the sign in walnut/white.


Step 5: Finalising the sign

Finally, remove the film from the back of the silver sign and stick it onto the green laminate.