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.
- 1 wood photo frame
- Speedy 360, 120 watts
- 2" lens
- vacuum table
Offer creative ways to personalize the design for your customer, such as adding names or dates.
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|
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|
Cut the leftover acrylic or MDF in circles or cross-shapes and use them as distance holders.
Use a damp cloth or sponge to remove dust and residue from the frame. Your photo frame is ready for display.
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.