new years eve lucky charms

Lucky charms made of different materials

Step-by-step tutorial

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Spread the festive cheer with these bright and colourful New Year's lucky charms, made from a range of materials including TroLase, TroGlass, Plywood and more!


Preparation

Required material:

  • Aluminium Tags Round large (32 mm) in any colour
  • TroLase 1.6mm in different colors
  • TroGlass 3mm in different colors
  • Plywood 3mm
  • Chain or key ring

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic grid for TroLase and acrylic and honeycomb cutting tabletop for wood

You can use any other machine from the Speedy laser engraver series for the creation of this sample.

Tip:

In order to engrave multiple tags, we recommend using a jig. To learn how, click on the link below:

Template for processing Trotec aluminium tags

Step by Step

Step 1: Aluminium tag

Import our template and tailor it as you wish. Once the design is finalised, send the job to the laser machine. Use the settings specified below:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour -

Step 2: Laser process aluminium tag

Please note that the laser parameters may vary slightly depending on the laser machine being used and the laser power available.

Laser Parameters: Engraving

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 20 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - top down -

Step 3: Charm

Import our template and adapt it as you wish. Send the job for each charm to the laser machine. Please use the following settings:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour enhanced geometries,
inner geometries first

Step 4: Laser process charm

To process all materials for this DIY, please refer to our standard setting from JobControl.


Step 5: Assembly

Now it's time to assemble! Simply join the aluminium tag and a pendant of your choice using a bead chain or keyring. For an even greater effect, have a go at mixing various materials and colours.


Choosing the right material

Trotec provides a wide range of high-quality laser and engraving materials to cater for almost every application. These charms can also be made from laser cut wood and laser cut acrylic. Have fun experimenting with different colours and materials!

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