Laser engraving: Examples of TroLase foil

TroLase Foil: Laser engraved trophy label

Follow our tutorial to create a trophy label using our Speedy laser engraving machine and TroLase Foil. 


Preparation

Materials required:

  • 1/4 sheet TroLase Foil - silver brushed (you can use any colour)
  • Paper to cover the laser engraving table

Laser engraving machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx, 80/30 Watt
  • 2.85" lens
  • Vacuum table and honeycomb cutting table

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create this sample (fiber laser not required) 

Tips:

Due to the intricacy of the design  we used a fiber laser to engrave. Thanks to the smaller spot size of the fiber laser better results are achieved. This however will only work on metallic TroLase foils (silver matt, silver brushed, gold, copper).

Using a CO2 laser all TroLase foils can be processed.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Begin by creating your own design or importing our pre-made template. You can adapt the template as required for your application. Once you are happy with the design send the job to the laser using the driver settings below:

Process mode Resolution Cut line Halftone Others
Standard 1000 dpi None Colour -

Info: When laser engraving with the fiber laser source, always use 1000 dpi resolution, as it works best in combination with the small spot size of the fiber laser.


Step 2: Laser engraving the label

Place the TroLase foil onto your laser machine's bed and focus on the material. Once complete create the parameter settings. These settings will vary depending on your laser machine and the laser power available.

Laser Engraving Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave FLP 20 55 30,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0mm -

Laser Scratching Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 8 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On 4 mm -

Laser Parameters Kiss-cut:

Colour   Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Blue Cut CO2 9 1 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Laser Cutting Parameters:

Colour Process: Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Green Cut CO2 40 2 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Info:

The fiber laser has the advantage of a smaller spot size, meaning less heat is applied to the material. This way the foil remains flat and does not bend.


Step 3: Cleaning

Once completed clean the material with a damp cloth. This works best inside the laser engraving cabinet with activated exhaust.


Inspiration

TroLase Foil is available in many colours. Visit our webshop to discover the full range. 

TroLase Foil can also be used for exterior applications such as mailbox labels or door bell name plates.



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