Using TroGlass material, craft your own custom multi-layered sign with this step-by-step tutorial.


Preparation

Machine used:

You can use any machine in the Speedy range to create these signs.

Tip:

Play around with different colors and textures, or try using logos from your customers.


Step by Step

Step 1: Base plate

Upload our template and adjust it to suit your needs. Send the job of the base plate (bright white) to the laser using the driver settings below:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process base plate

The laser parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used as well as the laser power.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 24 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 3: Stripes pattern

Use the driver settings below to send the stripe pattern job, as well as the letters, to the laser machine:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 4: Laser process stripes pattern

The laser parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used as well as the laser power.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 38 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 5: Colored layers

Send the colored layers job consisting of TroGlass Frosted and TroGlass Color Gloss to the laser using the driver settings below.

Before cutting the TroGlass Color Gloss and TroGlass Frosted sheet apply adhesive to the back, keeping a minimum of 4cm clear to the top of the sheet - this space is needed for the floating part and the triangles.

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 6: Laser process colored layers

Tip: Remove the top protective foil for TroGlass Frosted and TroGlass Satins before cutting.

The laser parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used as well as the laser power.

To position the graphic perfectly, use the green positioning line.

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engraving CO2 16 20 500
Cutting Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5,000
Creasing Blue Cut CO2 5 1 1,000
Positioning Green Positioning - - -
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
Engraving 1 ON - Bottom Up High Quality
Cutting 1 ON - - -
Creasing 1 ON - - -
Positioning - - - - -

Step 7: Assembly

Start by placing the stripe pattern on the white base plate. To place it yourself, look for the hole to align it.

Next, make sure the TroGlass Frosted plate is glued precisely on the black ADA.

After that, comes the TroGlass Color Gloss plate. It is best to position them with the letters at the bottom and to make sure that the area without adhesive foil is exactly positioned. Then paste on the black and green or orange letters.

Repeat these steps for the back of the shield. Then, the triangles are inserted into the holes provided.

Finally, feather a string through the holes and the multi-layer shield is finished.


Why trotec materials?

Whether you create individual or standardized signs, Trotec acrylic sheets offer the best solution due to their variety and high-quality workmanship. The TroGlass series is characterized by its extremely tough and scratch-resistant surface. Discover our various colors with different surfaces and degrees of transparency.



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