Laser cut and engraved
Send your Christmas greetings this year with a laser-cut Christmas card made of three different materials (cardboard, felt and wood veneer). You don’t have felt ready? No worries, you can also design the card only with wood and cardboard. You can even use the wooden cutouts as christmas tree or window decoration.
- 1,2mm wood veneer
- 3mm green polyester felt
- coloured cardboard
Used Trotec Laser
- Speedy 300, 80 Watts or
- SpeedMarker CL, 200 Watts
- 1.5 inch lens
- We recommend using thin, pvc-free doublesided tape on the back of the veneer and cut wood and tape at the same time. The assembly is then very easy.
Wooden Christmas Card
Step by step
Step 1: Cutting and engraving wood
With the Speedy 300:
Open the file and send it to the laser. Put the chosen veneer into the machine and select the parameters. The used parameters depend from the used machine and laser power so they can vary. If nothing else is mentioned, all steps are performed in one passage.
- Engraving: Power 70%, speed 50%, frequency 500 Hz, air assist on, z-offset 0
- Cutting: Power 65%, speed 2%, frequency 500 Hz, air assist on, z-offset 0
Alternative: with the SpeedMarker CL:
Import the file (download) to SpeedMark and start the laser job.
- Engraving: Power 40%, speed 1500 mm/s, frequency 10 000 Hz, filling 0,2mm
- Cutting: Power 100%, speed 300mm/s frequency 5 000 Hz
Step 2: Cutting felt
If you want, you can perform the felt cutting also in one passage (e.g. with the Speedy 300 with 28% performance). But you have to be aware that the edges then may be a little bit melted.
With the Speedy 300:
Like with the wood engraving, open the file (download) and send it to the laser. Choose your felt and put it into the machine.
- Cutting: Performance 12%, speed 2%, frequency 1000 Hz, air assist on, z-offset 0, 3 passages
Alternative: with the SpeedMarker CL
Import the file to SpeedMark and start the laserjob.
- Cutting: Power 30%, speed 1000 mm/s, frequency 10 000 Hz, 2 passages
Step 3: Assembly
The assembly is very easy: just stick the veneer on the cardboard and then fix the felt with glue in the cut parts of the veneer. The Christmas card is ready to be sent!