Wall sticker: Butterfly

Step-by-Step instruction

Create these wall stickers using different colors of TroLase Thins.


Preparation

Used material:

  • 1 sheet TroLase Thins, colour: European gold brushed/black (item no. LT754-202), cut to size 1,000 x 600 mm
  • double-sided adhesive tape

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 2" lens
  • nozzle with large hole diameter
  • Aluminum cutting grid table or honeycomb cutting support

If you want to make the wall stickers with another machine of the Speedy series, please consider the size of the motive. If necessary, the pattern must be scaled accordingly, which may also require a corresponding adjustment of the cutting parameters.

Tip:

The specified parameters refer to the butterfly in large format (engravings in grayscale, cutting lines in red). The duration for cutting the large motif is only approx. 3 min, the engraving duration is approx. 35 min. If you want to keep the production time of the wall sticker as short as possible, you can hide the pre-meter settings for the engraving color black. Only the red cutting lines are executed, the time-consuming engravings are omitted. In order to make the best possible use of the large format of the material, you can add 6 smaller butterflies (level 2, blue lines) to the template. Then adjust the parameter settings for the blue cutting lines according to your quality requirements. If you prefer a full-surface gluing of the wall sticker, you can also order the TroLase Thins with self-adhesive foil on the back.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import & Create Print & Laser Template

Create your own design or use our template. Now send the job to the laser with the settings below.

Print settings:

Process Resolution Cutting line
Relief 500dpi none
Raster Other
- Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Now make the parameter settings. Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power. Remove the protective film from the surface of the TroLase Thin and then place the material - with the gold side up - on the aluminum grid table in your laser. Tape the remaining narrow edge to create the best possible vacuum.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engraving CO2 40 65 500
Red Cutting CO2 30 3.2 1000
Passes Air assist Z-Offset direction Path planning Advanced
1 ON +1 bottom to top - optimized quality, correction: 5
1 ON - - throughput correction: 5

Step 3: Assembly

After the laser, take the butterfly out of the laser machine. To remove the dust, carefully clean the wall sticker with a soft, damp cloth. Then glue some pieces of the double-sided adhesive tape onto the back of the wall sticker. Design the decoration according to your wishes



Execute the wall sticker also in other colors of the TroLase Thins. Depending on the color of the material, adjust the parameter settings to suit your requirements.

Combine the different butterflies to create an attractive wall decoration.


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