Laser engraving wedding decoration

Vintage style table mat

Follow our tutorial to create a vintage style table mat using your laser engraving machine, jute fabric and fusible interfacing. 


Preparation

Materials required:

  • Jute fabric, approx. 40 x 50 cm
  • Fusible interfacing D24 H200, approx. 35 x 35 cm
  • Iron or press

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with large diameter
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create this sample. 

Important:

Make sure you close the throttle valve to maximise the vacuum power.


Step by Step

Step 1: Jute fabric

Create your own design or import our ready made template. Send it to the laser using the following settings:

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

Step 2: Laser processing the jute fabric

Create the parameter settings - these will differ depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Tip: Iron the jute before engraving. You get better results if the material is very flat.

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 75 80 500
Red (scratching) Cut CO2 13 1 1000
Blue Cut CO2 50 1.5 1000
Colour Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Black 1 on 20mm -
Red (scratching) 1 on 10mm 1
Blue 1 on - -

Step 3: Fusible interfacing

As with the jute fabric create your design or use our ready made template. Send it to the laser using the following settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 333 dpi None
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Optimised geometries

Step 4: Laser processing Fusible interfacing

As before create the laser parameters which will differ depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Tip: When laser engraving make sure that you are processing the front of the material, as this is non-sticky.

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 50 100 500
Red Cut CO2 15 2 1000
Colour Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Black 1 On - Optimised quality, correction 15
Red 1 On - -

 

 


Step 5: Finishing

To complete your vintage style mat, fix the fusible interfacing onto the jute fabric. This can be done with either an iron or a press. Position the lace design on the jute and press or iron it.

Settings:
Iron: Medium heat (level 2), 8 seconds
Press: 130 - 165°C, 8 seconds

Important: Put a piece of fabric on the interfacing before you iron or press it, as this prevents the material from eventually sticking on the hot surface.

For a more country themed design, remove single jute threads and create fringes.



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