name tag for cupcakes sample

Name tags made of different TroLase engraving materials

You can use your Trotec laser machine and TroLase laminates to make fun and creative name tags. Here is a step-by-step guide.
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Preparation

Materials required:

  • TroLase Purple/White 1.6 mm L582-206
  • TroLase Burgundy/White 1.6 mm L622-206
  • TroLase Light grey/White 1.6 mm L322-206
  • Magnet for name tags
    Materials available at Trotec
  • Superglue

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts with 1.5" lens

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

Tips:

  • Due to the delicate design, use the 1.5" lens for best results
  • Use the acrylic cutting grid or the aluminum cutting grid table to reduce the beam reflections

See the complete production process in this video turorial:


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program. Modify the template so that it meets your requirements.

Important:

We designed our template for 1.6 mm material. Be sure to adapt the parameters if you are using engraving materials of a different type or thickness.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Laser process

First position the wood sheet into your laser and cover the rest of the table to maximize the exhaust power. Then engrave and cut the various parts.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cut CO2 40 0.7 1000
black engrave CO2 35 60 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

Tip:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® optimized for speed
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com 
  • If you start the engraving from the bottom, it will reduce the cleaning required

Step 3: Post-processing

Once all the parts have been engraved and cut, use super glue to assemble them. The final step is to affix the magnet or pin on the back of the name tag. Now it's ready!


Inspirations

You can also use the parameters optimized for quality. This enhances the engraving result.



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