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Create Personalized Packaging for Gift Cards

Step-by-step instructions

Use the following step-by-step instructions to create original paper packaging with your laser engraver.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 sheet of dark blue construction paper
  • 1 sheet of gold construction paper
  • 1 sheet of slate gray construction paper
  • liquid glue
  • glue dots or double-sided adhesive tape

Machine used:

  • Speedy 300, 60 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • honeycomb table

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Info:

We used the 2" lens because it produces a more uniform result on large-area engravings.


Step by Step

Step 1: Create your design

Decide on the design you'd like to use for your packaging. You can use our template, or make your own design and adjust according to your preferences. We engraved the camouflage design with its three different grayscales in one engraving process. For instructions on how to do this, click here. Next send the graphic for the outer shell to the laser using the settings below:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Engraving process outer shell

Put the dark blue paper into your Trotec laser and focus precisely on the surface. Test and adjust the parameter settings. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine you are using and the laser power available.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engraving CO2 40 20 500
red Engraving CO2 9 2 1000
blue Cutting CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 High Quality
1 on 0 -
1 on 0 -

Tip:

Cover the remaining working area with standard paper to achieve full vacuum.


Step 3: Design inner frame and "strip curtain"

Send each individual graphic for the frame and strip curtain to the laser using the following parameters:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Inner geometries first

Step 4: Cutting inner frame and "strip curtain"

Put the slate gray paper into your Trotec laser and cut the frame. Then cut the strip curtain out of the gold paper. You can use the same parameters for both designs.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
blue Cut CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

Step 5: Assembly

Take the frame and secure it on the inner part of the cover (where the grip hole is) using liquid glue or double-sided adhesive discs. Now take the strip curtain and apply double-sided adhesive tape on the bottom of the far left stripe, and on top of the far right paper strip. Insert the strip curtain into the cover and secure it. If you open the card, the stripes move like a curtain and are a great eye catcher.


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