Laser engraving for wedding decoration

Laser engraved photo frame

The following tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to engrave a design on a wooden photo frame to create a personalized gift or keepsake item.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 wood photo frame

Machine used:

Tip:

Offer creative ways to personalize the design for your customer, such as adding names or dates.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

First, you'll need to choose a design. You can use our graphic, or use it as a template or create your own design. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below:

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

Step 2: Laser engraving the photo frame

Place the photo frame on the bed of your laser engraver. Make sure the areas you want to engrave are flat because you will be engraving both the wooden frame and glass in one pass. (You will also need to position a distance holder due to the leg on the back of the frame.) Focus on the glass.

When you engrave materials with a height difference, you need to calculate the z-Offset. For this application, we entered an offset value of +7 mm. (The height difference between the two materials is 7 mm.) Note that the required settings can vary based on the laser engraving machine you are using, and the available laser power.

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Dark engraving (wood) Black Engrave CO2 35 50 500
Light engraving (wood) Red Engrave CO2 10 50 500
Engraving (glass) Blue Engrave CO2 40 50 500
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Dark engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Light engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Engraving (glass) 1 On - -

Tip:

Cut the leftover acrylic or MDF in circles or cross-shapes and use them as distance holders.


Step 3: Cleaning

Use a damp cloth or sponge to remove dust and residue from the frame. Your photo frame is ready for display.


Inspiration

Use the template to create a variety of keepsake frame s for your customers. You could make frames for several occasions including weddings, graduations, baby showers, birthdays, or other special occasions.



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