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Vintage Table Decorations

Step by Step Tutorial

Here, we will be showing you how to create your very own, individual vintage table decoration using some beautiful jute fabric and fusible interfacing.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • Jute fabric, cut by the metre - approx. 40 x 50cm
  • Fusible interfacing D24 H200 - approx. 35 x 35cm
  • Iron / press

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80W
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with large diameter
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

You can create this sample using any laser machine from the Trotec Speedy Series.

Important:

Please remember to close the throttle valve! This will maximise the vacuum power and lead to a better engraving result.


Step by Step

Step 1: Jute (Hessian) Fabric

Create your design. Or, if you'd prefer, you are welcome to use the template we have provided. Send it to your laser machine using the following printer settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised Geometries
Inner Geometries First

Step 2: Laser Process - Fabric

Now, you must create the parameter settings. Please note that our parameters may differ depending on what laser machine you are using and its available laser power.

Tip: We recommend ironing the fabric before you begin engraving it. You will achieve better and cleaner results if the fabric is flat and smooth.

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: Fusible Interfacing

Create your own design, or feel free to use our provided template again. Then, send it to the laser machine using the following print settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 333dpi None
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Optimised Geometries

Step 4: Laser Process - Interfacing

Create the parameter settings again. Remember, our parameters may differ depending on what laser machine you are using as well as its available laser power.

Tip: Take extra care in engraving on the front of the material, not the back! (Engrave on the non-sticky side).

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: Finishing

Now it's time to stick the fusible interfacing onto the jute fabric. Use an iron or press of some kind. Position the lace design exactly where you'd like it before pressing the fabric. 

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

Important: Place a piece of fabric onto the interfacing before pressing the hot iron down on top of it. This will prevent the material from sticking to the hot surface and ruining all your hard work. 

If you want a more 'rustic' style, try removing tiny strands of the hessian material to create a frayed effect.



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