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Print & Cut memo matching game

Step by step instructions

Looking for ideas for promotional giveaways or gifts? Try this printed matching game below.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 2 24x12-in. sheets of MDF, 0.24 in. (6mm) thick
  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Clear 0.39 in. (10 mm) thick
  • Material to cover the engraving table

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watts
  • 2.5" lens
  • JobControl® Vision camera system
  • Aluminum cutting grid table or honeycomb cutting table for cutting the MDF
  • Acrylic cutting grid for cutting the acrylic

This sample can be produced on any machine from the Speedy 300 platform or bigger with installed JobControl® Vision Software.

Important:

Make sure that "Send Beziers and paths to driver" is activated in your software. Otherwise the registration marks are not recognized by JobControl® Vision.


Step by Step

Step 1: Picture cards

First, you'll need to determine what design you want to use. You may use our template, or create your own design. If you use our template, you'll want to replace the pictures with your own images. Then print the design directly on the MDF with an UV printer.
(Find tips for the graphics creation for JobControl® Vision)

Send the job to the laser using the settings below. Please note that if you do not follow these instructions, the registration marks will not be recognized by JobControl® Vision.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process picture cards

Determine and adjust the parameter settings. Note that the printing process used can have an impact on the laser parameters.

Click here: JobControl® Vision software for instructions on how to use JobControl® Vision software.

Important: For cutting wood, please use the nozzle with small diameter. In addition you can increase the pressure of your air assist.

Tipp: Apply application tape to reduce the traces of smoke. Leave out the registration marks, so that JobControl® Vision camera system can "read" them. 

Laser parameters registration marks:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black RegMark - - -
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
- - - -

Laser parameters cutting:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 90 0.6 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on   -

Tip:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® optimized for quality
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com

Step 3: Acrylic holder

We produced an acrylic holder for the picture cards.

Tip: Check the kerf when producing the base plate and adapt it if necessary.

Send the job to the laser

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 500 dpi -
Halftone Others
- enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 4: Laser process acrylic holder

Determine and adjust the parameter settings. The recommended settings can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Important: For cutting acrylic, be sure to use the nozzle with big diameter. In addition you can increase the pressure of your air assist.

The pole can get bent during cutting.

Laser parameter cutting:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 95 0.1 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on -3 mm -

Tip:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® optimized for quality
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com

Step 5: Finishing

Clean the cutting edges of the MDF cards and put the stand together.

Your memo matching game with holder is ready.


Inspiration

  • Get creative! You can change the shape of the picture cards or the material, or add a logo or other text on the back of the playing cards.
  • For an elegant effect, we engraved the cutting edge with a stripe pattern. To do so, simply put the cards on the holder, place it inside the laser and engrave all 4 sides. 


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