thanksgiving napkin ring

Turkey napkins for thanksgiving

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In this tutorial we show you how to create custom napkin rings by laser cutting and laser engraving wood veneer and 3.2mm thick TroLase. All of these materials are available to order from our engraving supplies webshop.


Preparation

Materials required:

  • Wood veneer
  • Trolase Thins with double-sided adhesive tape
  • Trolase - thickness: 3.2mm

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Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 400 120 watt
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting tabletop or acrylic cutting grid

You can use any Speedy laser engraving machine to create this sample. 

Tip:

If you are only laser cutting the TroLase material, we suggest leaving the clear film over the material. 


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design file into the laser software

Either create your own design or use our ready made template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. These parameters may vary depending on your laser machine, the available laser power and the material thickness.

Print settings:

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
colour enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser cutting and laser engraving the wood veneer and TroLase

Load the material onto the honeycomb cutting table in your laser machine and cover the rest of the work area with paper to create a stronger vacuum. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters:

Laser process Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Laser engraving wood veneer Black Engraving 80 100
Laser cutting wood veneer Red Cutting 90 1.3
TroLase 3.2 mm Red Cutting 85 1.2
Laser cutting TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Red Cutting 100 1.5
Laser engraving TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Black Engraving 40 25
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
500 1 off - None
1000 1 on - None
1000 1 on -2 mm None
1000 1 on - None
500 1 off - None

Step 3: Assembling Napkin Ring

Take the cutout of the TroLase Thins with adhesive film off the back and stick it to the Wood veneer. Then place the laminate cutouts into the cutouts on the Wood veneer in any colour order you like.



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