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Laser engraved brick

Use our instructions and template below to make a clever house-warming gift out of a brick paver.


Preparation

Materials required:

  • Brick paver or a clay brick. (You can purchase from an arts and crafts store, or from a local builder.)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table

You can create this sample with any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tip:

We used the 1.5" lens because we wanted to engrave a plan with many details. For design with less details, use the 2" lens.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

You can use our template or make your own design. Then send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print driver settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color  

Step 2: Engraving the brick

First, put the brick into your laser engraver and focus on the surface of the material. Then enter your material parameter settings. The parameters can vary depending on laser machine and available laser power, so we recommend testing the settings in advance.

Laser Parameters engraving

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 100 30 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 on +1 mm high quality

Step 3: Cleaning

Now you are ready to clean the surface of the brick. We used a damp sponge. Your clever gift is ready to sell or gift as you wish!


Inspiration

Individualize the bricks with names or dates.



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