Customised place cards not only create a lasting memory of a party or event, but they also make fantastic gift ideas for your guests. Learn how to create these fun zebra-themed place cards, by reading the simple step-by-step guide below.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 3 mm TroGlass Color Gloss black 
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Machine used:

Note: You can use any laser machine from our Speedy flexx series for this application.

Important:

  • Use the acrylic cutting grid table
  • Leave the protective foil on the back of the material during cutting. It protects the acrylic from scratches.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphics program. Insert the names to be displayed on the place card and then send the file to your laser machine.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 333 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour enhance geometries

Step 2: Laser process

For optimal results, we recommend using the acrylic cutting grid table as it avoids back reflections from the laser beam hitting onto the material. Place the acrylic sheet into your laser machine and cover the rest of the table to maximise the exhaust power. Mark and cut the design out of TroGlass.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave FLP 74 40 75000
red cut CO2 85 0.5 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 off - -
1 on - -

Important information:

  • The 2.85" flexx lens has a lower intensity than the 2" lens - this is why we haven't used the standard laser parameters for TroGlass.

Step 3: Post-processing

Ensure that you clean the surface with a soft cloth. Then, place the zebra into the base stand. Your place cards are now ready for your next special occasion!


Inspirations

A fiber laser source on our Speedy flexx machines will give you incredibly effective results when used on dark acrylic material.



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