thanksgiving napkin ring

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings

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This tutorial demonstrates how to cut and engrave on wood veneer: Trolase thins 0.5mm and Trolase 3.2mm thick.
Engraving materials available at Trotec. Browse our product range at www.trotec-materials.com


Preparation

Required Material:

  • Wood veneer
  • TroLase Thins with double-sided adhesive tape
  • TroLase - thickness: 3.2mm

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Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 120 watt
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting tabletop or acrylic cutting grid

For this application sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser enagraver series.

Tip:

If you are cutting only, we suggest leaving the clear film over the laminate material.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design file into Software

Create a design of your own, or use the template provided. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters given. Parameters can vary depending on the machine used, available laser power, as well as material thickness.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Cutting and engraving on Wood veneer and TroLase

Place the wood veneer onto the lasers honeycomb cutting table, and cover the additional work area to produce a stronger vacuum. Remember that the parameters can differ, so adjust accordingly.

Laser parameters:

Laser process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Engraving Wood veneer Black Engraving 80 100
Cutting Wood veneer Red Cutting 90 1.3
TroLase 3.2 mm Red Cutting 85 1.2
Cutting TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Red Cutting 100 1.5
Engraving TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Black Engraving 40 25
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
500 1 off - None
1000 1 on - None
1000 1 on -2 mm None
1000 1 on - None
500 1 off - None

Step 3: Assembling Napkin Ring

Remove the adhesive film off the back of the TroLase Thins and fasten to the wood veneer. Next, arrange the colored laminate pieces into the wood veneer cutouts, and your turkey rings are complete.



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