Laser cut voucher holder

Laser cut and laser engraved voucher packaging

step-by-step tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to create original voucher packaging using Trotec LaserPaper Colour.


Preparation

Materials required:

  • 1 sheet of LaserPaper Colour dark blue
  • 1 sheet of LaserPaper Colour gold
  • 1 sheet of LaserPaper Colour slate gray
  • Liquid glue
  • Glue dots or double-sided adhesive tape

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 300, 60 Watt with 2" lens
  • Honeycomb table

Alternatively you can create this sample with any other Speedy laser engraving machine.

Info:

A 2" lens produces a more uniform result on large-area engravings.


Step by Step

Step 1: Create design layout

Begin by creating your own design and adapting to your needs. Our engraved camouflage design was laser engraved in one process despite its three different greyscales. This process is known as relief mode engraving and is described in more detail on our tips page. Send the graphic for the outer shell to your laser with the below settings:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser engraving process: The outer shell

Load the blue LaserPaper Colour onto your laser machine bed and focus the laser on the material's surface. Select the parameter settings, which will vary between laser machines.

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engraving CO2 40 20 500
red Engraving CO2 9 2 1000
blue Cutting CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 High Quality
1 on 0 -
1 on 0 -

 

 

Tip:

Use standard paper to cover the rest of the laser bed. This allows you to achieve full vacuum power.


Step 3: Designing the inner frame and "strip curtain"

Send every single graphic for frame and strip curtain to the laser using the following parameters:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Inner geometries first

 

 


Step 4: Cutting inner frame and "strip curtain"

Load the slate gray LaserPaper Colour onto your laser machine's bed and cut the frame. Once completed cut the strip curtain from the golden LaserPaper. The same parameters can be used for both.

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
blue Cut CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

 

 


Step 5: Assembly

Take the frame and secure it on the inner part of the cover (where the grip hole is) using liquid glue or double-sided adhesive disks. Take the double sided adhesive tape and apply it to the strip curtain to the bottom of the far left stripe, and on top of the far right paper strip. You can now insert the strip curtain into the cover and secure it. When the card is opened the stripes move like a curtain, making for a great eye catching design.


Inspiration

  • The Trotec LaserPaper range is ideal for many applications such as birthday and greeting cards, including a variety of colours
  • LaserPaper Wood has a thin foil of real wood, allowing you to create particularly interesting applications, such as covers for high-quality brochures


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