Laser engraving for wedding decoration

Laser engraved photo frame

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Learn how to customise and personalise a wooden photo frame by laser engraving your very own beautiful design. We show you how!


Preparation

Required Material:

  • 1x Wooden photo frame

Machine Used:

Tip:

Tailor your products to your customer's needs by laser engraving a name, date or logo.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import the Design

Create your own design by using our graphic as a template. Alternatively, you can explore your creative abilities and make a design from scratch. Once the design is finalised, send it to the laser machine. Ensure the following driver settings are used:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour -

Step 2: Laser Engraving the Frame

Place the photo frame into your laser machine. It is important to ensure the engravable areas are positioned flat on the laserbed. This will allow the laser machine to easily engrave the wood and the glass in a single pass. Please note that a positioning mount is required due to the back leg of the frame. When the frame is finally positioned perfectly, focus on the glass.

You must calculate the z-Offset when you are engraving materials with height differences. In this case, set the offset value at 7mm because the height difference between the two materials is 7mm. Depending on what machine is being used and the laser power available, the parameters may vary. 

Laser Parameters Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Dark Engraving (Wood) Black Engrave CO2 35 50 500
Light Engraving (Wood) Red Engrave CO2 10 50 500
Engraving (Glass) Blue Engrave CO2 40 50 500
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Dark Engraving (Wood) 1 ON +7mm High Quality
Light Engraving (Wood) 1 ON +7mm High Quality
Engraving (Glass) 1 ON - -

Tip:

Try using leftover acrylic or MDF as your distance holders. Just cut them into small circles or crosses.


Step 3: Cleaning

Using a damp cloth, clean the photo frame and remove all the dust residues.

Your photo frame is now ready for use! Simply insert a photo and it's ready to go.


Inspiration

Had fun creating your own personalised photo frame? Why not try creating a collection of unique frames for special occasions, including weddings. Perfect for displaying menus, seating plans, as well as guest names, the opportunities really are endless.



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