Laser cut Christmas decorations

Custom Christmas tree with decorations

Step-by-step instructions

Producing a unique Christmas tree with our tutorial is easy. Create an eye-catching decoration for a lobby, shops or your home. Visit our engraving supplies webshop for engraving materials.


Preparation

Required materials:

  • 3 sheets of 3mm TroGlass 1200mm x 600mm, any colour can be used. When creating the decorations you can use the remaining material or a different sheet. 
  • String or fishing line to hang the finished decorations

Laser machine used:

  • SP500, 60 Watt, 3.75" lens
  • Slat laser cutting table or Acrylic laser cutting grid table

Create this sample with any SP laser cutter.

Important information:

Each laser machine is unique, so you may have to adjust the slots to suit the lens you are using to get a nice friction fit.


Step by Step

Step 1: Importing or creating design template

Create your own design or import our template to begin, then send it to the laser using the recommended laser parameters. These will vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi None
Halftone Others
Black & White Enhanced Geometries Inner - Geometries First

 

 


Step 2: Laser processing

Position the material onto your laser machine's bed and cover the rest of the table with paper to increase the exhaust power. For the tree you will need 6 side parts (2 per sheet) and 4 disks. Once you have finished laser cuting remove the protective film.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cutting CO2 100% 0.65 10,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

 

 

Info:

Material parameters for JobCOntrol are available from www.troteclaser.com


Step 3: Post-processing

To assemble the Christmas tree, friction fit each section into the discs. The largest disc is the base. Please note that the disc at the top of the tree is the one with two extra slots, as this allows the star to be secured onto the tree.


Inspiration

Now its time to decorate your tree. You can use your own decorations or produce TroGlass decorations from your remaining material, or even use some of our other materials available from our webshop. For inspiration scroll down to the end of the page.



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