new years eve lucky charms

Lucky charms made of different materials

Step-by-step tutorial

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Combine aluminum tags and other materials to this individual lucky charm for the New Year.


Preparation

Used material:

  • Aluminum Tags Round large (32 mm) in any color
  • TroLase 1,6mm in a variety of colors
  • TroGlass 3mm in a variety of colors
  • Plywood 3mm
  • Chain or key ring

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Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic grid for TroLase and acrylic
  • Honeycomb cutting tabletop for wood

This sample can be made with any other machine of the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tip:

To engrave a whole series of tags, we recommend using a jig. Click the link below for our step-by-step tutorial and create your template for processing.

Template for processing Trotec aluminum tags

Step by Step

Step 1: Aluminum tag

Import our template and adapt it to your requirements. Send the job of the aluminum tag to the laser using the following driver settings.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
Color -

Step 2: Laser process aluminum tag

The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters: Engraving

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 20 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - top down -

Step 3: Charm

Import our template and adapt it to your requirements. Send the job for each charm to the laser using the following driver settings.

Print settings:

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

Step 4: Laser process charm

The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

For all materials we use our standard setting from JobControl


Step 5: Assembly

To assemble the lucky charm, simply combine the aluminum tag and a pendant of your choice using a bead chain or a keyring. Mix various materials and colors as you please.


Are you looking for the right material for your New Year's lucky charms?

Surprise your loved ones with an individual, lucky charm made of acrylic, anodized aluminum, or wood. At Trotec, we will find you the right laser materials for your lucky charms, and your other laser needs.

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