acrylic mdf pen display

Decorative ball-point pen display

Step-by-Step instructions and templates

Here is an easy step-by-step guide and a template you can use to make a decorative pen display. Simply download the template and modify the dimensions to fit your pens. 
We used MDF and TroLase engraving materials (available at www.engraving-supplies.com).


Preparation

Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 100 Watt
  • 2" lens

For this sample you can use a Speedy 360 or Speedy 400 laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tips:


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program and modify it to meet your preferences or requirements.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White  

Step 2: Laser process

Cut out MDF parts using the acrylic cutting grid table. Then cut and engrave the acrylic. To avoid back reflections on the material, use the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table. Next cut the letters out of TroLase Lights.

Laser Parameters:

Material Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
MDF red Cut CO2 100 0.5
Acrylic red Cut CO2 95 1
TroLase Lights red Cut CO2 17 2
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1000 1 on - -
1000 1 off - -
1000 1 off - -

Info:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® optimized for speed
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com

Step 3: Post-processing

After you have finished laser processing the materials, clean all parts using a damp cloth. Glue the two MDF parts together and add the acrylic piece on top. Make sure that all pieces are positioned precisely on top of each other. Use an angle stop if necessary to make sure the parts do not shift. Next, glue the letters made of TroLase Lights on the acrylic. Finally, insert the stands into the slots at the back of the display.


Inspirations

Modification tip:

If you wish, you can directly engrave on the acrylic instead of using the adhesive letters.


Downloads

Download template


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