Laser engraved photo frame
In this tutorial you will learn how to laser engrave an individual design on a wooden photo frame.
You Will Need
- 1x Wooden photo frame
Add a name, date or logo to further customise your work and meet your client's needs.
Step by step
Step 1: Import the Design
You are free to use our graphic as a template to create your own design. Or, try getting creative and making something from scratch! Once you have your design, send the job to the laser machine using the following driver settings:
|Process Mode||Resolution||Cut Line|
Step 2: Laser Engraving the Frame
Place the photo frame into your laser machine. Ensure the areas you are going to engrave are flat - this is so that you can easily engrave the wood and the glass in one single pass. Please note that you will need to use a positioning mount because of the back leg of the frame. When you have completed positioning the frame perfectly, focus on the glass.
As we engrave materials with height differences you must calculate the z-Offset. In our case we set the offset value at 7mm, as the height difference between the two materials is 7mm. Remember, the parameters may vary depending on what machine you are using and its available laser power.
|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|
Try using leftover acrylic or MDF as your distance holders. Just cut them into small circles or crosses.
Step 3: Cleaning
Clean the photo frame with a damp cloth and remove all the dust residues. Now, your frame is ready for use!
You can always try creating a collection of different frames for something like a wedding. You can include the menu, a seating plan or simply use one as a wedding gift. The sky is your only limit!