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.
- Wood veneer
- Trolase Thins with double-sided adhesive tape
- Trolase - thickness: 3.2mm
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.
If you are only laser cutting the TroLase material, we suggest leaving the clear film over the material.
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.
|colour||enhanced geometries, inner geometries first|
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 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|
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.