Add more value to simple IKEA bottles by engraving your personal quote.
- Glass bottle from IKEA, or any other colored glass bottle you prefer
- Paper towel
- Sponge or spray
Trotec laser used
- Speedy 400
- 80 watts
- 2.0 inch lens
- Rotary attachment
Step by step
Step 1: Preparation
Before you start, make sure the laser machine is turned off. Once this is done, you then need to mount the rotary attachment and plug it in. After that, you can switch on the laser.
Apply a damp paper towel on the surface of your bottle. Use a sponge or spray to then moisten the towel. This step is crucial as it will assist in preventing the glass from splintering as well as help you achieve a white engraving. Make sure there are no wrinkles or air bubbles.
Place the bottle into the rotary. You may need to adjust the inclination angle in order to bring the engraving surface to a parallel position.
Step 2: Settings
Import the PDF file into Corel Draw. Personalise the file with a sentimental quote or unique design and send it to the laser. Make sure you have entered the diameter of the glass in the 'properties' dialogue and that you have also activated the rotary attachment.
A Speedy 400 was used for this application with 80 Watts laser power and the following parameters:
Frequency: 500 ppi
Air Assist: OFF