laser engraving on cardboard

Lasercut and engrave a
decorative Christmas trees

Step by step guide

Use our template and instructions to make a personalized Christmas tree with cardboard. In the PDF termplate you will find 2 versions:

Our big Christmas tree is about 1 meter high.
And the small version can be used as table decoration in any size.


Preparation

Big Christmas Tree:

  • Required material: 5mm corrugated cardboard
  • Trotec laser used: SP500, 200 watts

We used a SP500 to cut our Christmas tree and 5 pieces 1300 x 750 mm cardboard.  You can customize the design of the tree according to your wishes - let your imagination run wild! After cutting out the parts you need to put them together. This guide shows them how to assemble the tree.

Small decoration tree

  • Required material: 2mm corrugated cardboard
  • Trotec laser used: Speedy 300, 30 watts, 2.0 inch lens

This small Christmas tree is made of two parts that fit together. You can choose the size of the Christmas tree. (Our trees on the photo are 12 cm high.)

After cutting out the parts you need to put them together. This guide shows them how to assemble the tree.

Download the manual here.

Once it's finished, you can decorate the tree with ornaments or garland of your choice.


Step by Step

Step 1: Big Christmas Tree

We used a SP500 to cut our Christmas tree and 5 pieces 1300 x 750 mm cardboard. You can customize the design of the tree according to your wishes - let your imagination run wild!

After cutting out the parts you need to put them together. This guide shows them how to assemble the tree.


Step 2: Laser Parameters for the big tree (5mm cardboard):

Laser Settings

Cutting: Power: 85% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 5000 Hz - Air-Assist: ON - Z-Offset: -1.5

Tip:

The tree is connected without any glue or hooks, so  you can take the parts apart again and use the tree for next year.


Step 3: Small decoration tree

The tree is connected without any glue or hooks, so  you can take the parts apart again and use the tree for next year.


Step 4: Laser Parameters for the small tree (2mm cardboard)

Laser Settings

Engraving: Power: 40% - Speed: 100% - Frequency: 500ppi - Z-Offset: 6mm -Air-Assist: OFF
Cutting: Power: 20% - Speed: 1% - Frequency: 1000 Hz - Air-Assist: ON

Tip:

Use the vacuum table with the honeycumb table top for cutting and engraving the cardboard.