Do-it-yourself
fridge magnets

Create your own set of fridge magnets with our instructions and laser cutting template.

magnetic film laser cut

Preparation

Required material
  • 1x sheet of TroLase Thins - white
  • Magnetic adhesive backing
Used Trotec Laser
  • Speedy300
  • 80 watts
  • 2 inch lens
Tips
  • If you're having trouble finding the perfect cutting parameters, you may want to refresh your memory by reading through the following pages:

Laser Parameters

How do I determine the optimal laser parameters?

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Step by Step

Step 1

Step 1: Magnets made from laserfoil laminate

Open the graphics file (found at the bottom of this page). This will then need to be printed on your chosen material in whatever way you decide (UV printing, standard printing, etc). We decided to use TroLase Digital Print as an example product. It’s a great choice for this application as the material is designed to be printed on.

Alternatively, you can engrave the graphics onto your material instead of printing. We find the results are a lot more eye-catching when printed in colour, but if your laser machine allows it you can engrave the monsters instead. If you decide on this option, use the following laser parameters. Please note that these settings may vary depending on the laser machine and material you are using.

Recommended laser parameters:

Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 40 100 600
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON +1,5mm High quality
Step 2

Step 2: Cutting your Magnets (JobControl Vision Necessary)

Once your material is prepped and ready for cutting, place it inside your laser machine. This file already has all the registration marks needed to make the software work. Once the material is in the machine, open the cutting file in JobControl Vision and send it to the laser machine using the following laser parameters.

Please note that these cutting settings may also change depending on what laser machine and material you are using.

Recommended laser parameters:

Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 32 0,8 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON - -

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