Laser cut butterfly wall sticker

Create this wall sticker by laser cutting different TroLase Thins colours. These materials can be purchased from our engraving supplies webshop. 


Preparation

Materials used:

  • 1 sheet TroLase Thins, colour: European gold brushed/black, cut to size 1,000 x 600 mm
  • Double-sided adhesive tape

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with large hole diameter
  • Aluminium cutting grid table or honeycomb cutting support

If you want to make the wall stickers with another machine of the Speedy series, please consider the size of the motive. If necessary, the pattern must be scaled accordingly, which may also require a corresponding adjustment of the cutting parameters.

Tip:

The specified parameters refer to the butterfly in large format (laser engraving in grayscale, laser cutting lines in red). The duration for laser cutting the large item is only approx. 3 min, the laser engraving duration is approx. 35 min. To keep the production time of the wall sticker as short as possible, you can hide the pre-meter settings for the laser engraving colour black. Only the red cutting lines are executed, omitting time-consuming laser engraving. To get the best possible use of the large sheet of material, you can add 6 smaller butterflies (level 2, blue lines) to the template. Then adjust the parameter settings for the blue laser cutting lines according to your quality requirements. If you prefer a full-surface glueing of the wall sticker, you can also order the TroLase Thins with self-adhesive foil on the back.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import & Create Print & Laser Template

For this application you can create your own design or use our template. The job can now be sent to the laser with the settings below.

Print settings:

Process Resolution Cutting line
Relief 500dpi none
Raster Other
- Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser cutting and engraving

Create the laser parameters, remembering that these will vary depending on your laser machine and the available laser power. Remove the protective film from the surface of the TroLase Thins and then place the material - with the gold side up - on the aluminium grid table in your laser machine. Tape the remaining narrow edge to create the best possible vacuum.

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Laser engraving CO2 40 65 500
Red Laser cutting CO2 30 3.2 1000
Passes Air assist Z-Offset direction Path planning Advanced
1 ON +1 bottom to top - optimised quality, correction: 5
1 ON - - throughput correction: 5

Step 3: Assembly

Once the laser cutting and engraving has been completed, take the butterfly out of the laser machine. Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the dust from the wall sticker. Then glue some pieces of the double-sided adhesive tape onto the back of the wall sticker. Hang the decoration as you like. 



Create the wall stickers in other TroLase Thins colours, adjusting the parameter settings to suit your requirements depending on colour.

Make an appealing wall decoration by placing different colour butterflies on the wall. 


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