Vintage style table mat

Follow our tutorial to create a vintage style table mat using your laser engraving machine, jute fabric and fusible interfacing.

Laser engraving jute fabric

Preparation

Materials required
  • Jute fabric, approx. 40 x 50 cm
  • Fusible interfacing D24 H200, approx. 35 x 35 cm
  • Iron or press
Laser machine used
  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with large diameter
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create this sample. 

Important

Make sure you close the throttle valve to maximise the vacuum power.

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Step by Step

Step 1

Step 1: Jute fabric

Create your own design or import our ready made template. Send it to the laser using the following settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries
inner geometries first
Step 2

Step 2: Laser processing the jute fabric

Create the parameter settings - these will differ depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Tip: Iron the jute before engraving. You get better results if the material is very flat.

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 75 80 500
Red (scratching) Cut CO2 13 1 1000
Blue Cut CO2 50 1.5 1000
Colour Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Black 1 on 20mm -
Red (scratching) 1 on 10mm 1
Blue 1 on - -
Step 3

Step 3: Fusible interfacing

As with the jute fabric create your design or use our ready made template. Send it to the laser using the following settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 333 dpi None
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Optimised geometries
Step 4

Step 4: Laser processing Fusible interfacing

As before create the laser parameters which will differ depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Tip: When laser engraving make sure that you are processing the front of the material, as this is non-sticky.

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 50 100 500
Red Cut CO2 15 2 1000
Colour Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Black 1 On - Optimised quality, correction 15
Red 1 On - -
Step 5

Step 5: Finishing

To complete your vintage style mat, fix the fusible interfacing onto the jute fabric. This can be done with either an iron or a press. Position the lace design on the jute and press or iron it.

Settings:
Iron: Medium heat (level 2), 8 seconds
Press: 130 - 165°C, 8 seconds

Important: Put a piece of fabric on the interfacing before you iron or press it, as this prevents the material from eventually sticking on the hot surface.

For a more country themed design, remove single jute threads and create fringes.

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