50 x 50 cm TroLase walnut/white1.6mm
Acrylic (red, blue, yellow, green) 0.8mm - adhesive tape on back side
Acrylic (red, blue, yellow, green) 3.2mm
TroLase lights gold/black 0.1mm
Used Trotec Laser
- Speedy 360
- 80 watts
- 2 inch lens
white acrylic grating
Step 1: Board
First decide what size board you would like. We are using 50x50 cm pre-cut acrylic for our extra-large board game. Adapt the design as you wish and send the file to the laser.
For the best results and less cleaning effort, the board should be engraved from bottom to top.
Step 2: Colorful dots for the starting area
Cut five circles per colour from 0.8 mm acrylic to indicate the players areas. For best results, we recommend using the white acrylic-cutting-grid, leaving the protective foil on the material during the cutting process on the material. You can order the acrylic with an adhesive film on the back and then you just have to put the circles on the appropriate places. Make sure the board is clean before you apply them.
Step 3: Figures
Now you need the red, blue, yellow and green acrylic (3.2 mm) for the figures. Cut out the characters and the matching discs (standing feet) per colour and plug them together.
Again, it is important to leave the protective foil on the material during the cutting process for a brilliant cutting edge.
Step 4: Decoration
We used some stickers to make the game board look less empty and more fun.
We engraved TroLase Lights and used our Kiss Cut parameters to "cut-in" the material. Only the adhesive film is cut and the support material remains unblemished. Then the sticker can be removed easily.
It is important to also engrave the stickers from the bottom to the top (see step1).
Step 5: Used laser parameters
We worked with a Speedy 360 80 watts power and the parameters listed below. You can download the JobControl files and import them easily into your parameters database (see download area below).
Board - TroLase 1.6 mm
Engraving: power: 80% - speed: 100% - frequency: 500 ppi - air assist: ON - Z-Offset: 1.5 mm
For best engraving results, we've activated the "high quality" function and set 1.5mm Z-Offset.
Dots - Acrylic 0.8 mm
Cutting: power: 33% - speed: 1.2% - frequency: 1.000 Hz - air assist: ON
Figures - Acrylic 3.2 mm
Cutting: power: 45% - speed: 0.4% - frequency: 1.000 Hz - air assist: ON -
Z-Offset: -0,6 mm
Here we also worked with 0.6mm Z-Offset for a smoother engraving.
Sticker - TroLase Lights 0.1 mm
Engrving: power: 35% - speed: 50% - frequency: 500 ppi - air assist: ON - Z-Offset: 2 mm
Cutting: power: 20% - speed: 2 % - frequency: 1.000 Hz - air assist: ON
KissCut: power: 8% - speed: 2% - frequency: 1.000 Hz - air assist: ON
We also recommend that you activate the "high quality" function. The laser process takes more time, butthe perfect result is worth it.