SLate coaster: Laser engraving inspiration

Slate Coaster

Step by step tutorial

The following tutorial will show you how to personalise slate coasters using laser engraving techniques. We will also show you how to create the case to store them in.


Preparation

Materials required:

  • 6 slate coasters, approx. 10 x 10 cm
  • 1 sheet of solid wood oak 600 x 300 mm

Laser engraving machine:

Any Speedy laser engraver can be used to create this sample.


Step by Step

Step 1: Slate

Begin by creating your own design or importing our template. Adapt the graphic if required to fit your slate sheets.

Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour -

 

 


Step 2: Laser engraving slate

Determine and enter the material parameter settings. These will vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Tip:

To improve your productivity you can engrave all coasters in a single job. As the different coasters will not be exactly the same size, pay special attention to the precise positioning of the graphics for each piece.

Laser parameters for engraving

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 60 100 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

 

 


Step 3: Storage unit for coasters

As with the coasters create your own design or import our template. Remember to adapt the graphic if necessary to the size of your slate sheets.

Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Tip:

Before laser cutting, measure the thickness of the wooden sheet and adapt the kerf if necessary. Also make a final check to ensure your slate coasters fit into the unit.

Print settings:

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

 

 


Step 4: Laser cutting the wooden storage unit

Create the material parameter settings. The parameters vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Laser cutting parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 95 0.3 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

 

 

Info:

For our sample we used the standard JobControl parameters for solid wood oak.


Step 5: Finishing and presenting

Connect the individual pieces of the storage box and put the laser engraved coasters into it.


Inspiration

Any design can be used for the coasters, including logos, images or other designs requested your customers. laser engraving is an excellent way to personalise the coasters, and you can also personalise the storage unit with a laser engraved logo or icon.



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