personalized desk pad

Personalized desk pad

Use our instructions and template to personalize a leather a desk pad on your laser machine.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Desk pad made from leather or recycled leather

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt with 2" lens

Important:

  • Use the engraving table or the vacuum table

Step by Step

Step 1: Import your design

Create your own design or import our design template into your graphic program and adapt the size of the graphic to fit your desk pad. 

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White -

 

 


Step 2: Process with laser engraver

Place the desk pad into your laser engraver and position the top left corner into the 0/0 point of the engraving table. Then position your job into the 0/0 point as well.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 60 100 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on -2mm High quality

Info:

  • The laser beam will be defocused because of the z-offset of 2 mm,  making the lines appear thicker and more intensive than they do in focus.

Step 3: Post-processing

Leather is an organic material. It tends to burn during engraving or cutting and produces a particular smell. In addition, the cutting edges can turn dark and stain. Most types of leather can easily be cleaned, but it is a good standard practice to test the cleaning method on a discreet place. Start by using a dry cloth to remove the smoke residue. If that doesn't remove the residue,  try cleaning the leather with a damp cloth or an alcohol-based cleaner.


Inspirations

Add the recipient's name to your design to give them a special personalized gift.



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