Completed pillowcase with LaserFlex

Custom pillowcase design

Customise a pillowcase using our LaserFlex foils range. To purchase LaserFlex visit our engraving supplies webshop.


Preparation

Required materials:

  • LaserFlex foils (different colours)
  • A plain pillowcase, for example IKEA "GURLI"
  • Material to cover the laser table, such as paper
  • Transfer press to apply LaserFlex

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 watts with 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb laser cutting table

Any Speedy-series laser can be used to create this sample.

Important information:

  • Ensure that you have sufficient vacuum to maintain the foils flat position
  • Make sure that the graphics are inverted
  • Select "mirror horizontally" in the printer window to invert the graphic

Step by Step

Step 1: Creating and importing a design

To start you can either create your own design or use or ready made template. Send the individual graphics to your laser machine using the following paremeters. We have already inverted the graphic.

Tip:

JobControl allows you to easily convert your graphics using the printer driver. In the case of complex designs it can be beneficial to invert them prior to sending to the laser.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White mirror horizontally,
inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser cutting

Select the parameters from the material database. Parameters may be different depending on your chosen laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engraving CO2 47 50 500
red cutting CO2 5 1 1000
blue cutting CO2 11 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 on - Optimised quality
1 on - -
1 on - -

 

 


Step 3: Post-processing

Once the designs have been laser cut it's time to iron them onto your pillowcase.
Heat the transfer press to 170° C (338° F). Iron the pillow case prior to applying the LaserFlex to make sure that the surface is flat.
Position the first LaserFlex on the case and press it for 60 seconds. Do not remove the transfer foil until the material is completely cool. 
Repeat this process for all design elements.
Once all foils have been ironed onto the case, put the finished iron slip into the transfer press and using the same parameters smooth the layers.

Tips:

For single-layered designs we recommend a minimum pressing time of 60 seconds. Larger surfaces require a longer pressing time. We would recommend approx. 90 to 180 seconds.


Step-by-step instructions

In the following video we will show you a step-by-step process for using LaserFlex. You will see how to easily create designs along with the optimum settings for the transfer press for the perfect results.


Inspirations

LaserFlex foils are a diverse material offering nearly unlimited design possibilities. Large or small your design can be easily produced with our LaserFlex foil range.



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