diy ice cream sign

Vintage inspired "Ice Cream" sign

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Create this colorful 50s-diner inspired sign with your choices of materials, such as acrylic or anodized aluminum.


Preparation

Material Used:

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Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • white acrylic cutting grid for TroGlass and TroLase
  • Aluminum Cutting Grid Table or Honeycomb for wood

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


Step by Step

Step 1: Import graphic file

Import our template and make the appropriate adjustments. Send the individual graphics of each material to the laser using the driver settings listed below.

Print settings

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

Step 2: Laser process acrylic

Remember that the laser parameters may differ depending on laser machine type and available laser power.

Tip: Adjust the color order in the material database so that the blue creasing line is cut before the red cutline.

Laser Parameters:

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving black engrave CO2 16 20 500
Cutting blue cut CO2 7 1 1000
Cutting red cut CO2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advance
1 ON - bottom up -
1 ON - - -
1 ON - - -

Step 3: TroLase

Import our template and make the appropriate adjustments. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings listed below.

Print settings:

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

Step 4: Laser process TroLase

Remember that the laser parameters may differ depending on laser machine type and available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving black engrave CO2 60 80 500
Cutting red cut CO2 60 1 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON +1mm bottom up -
1 ON - - -

Step 5: Wood

Import our template and make the appropriate adjustments. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings listed below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Photo optimized 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Optimized geometries

 

 


Step 6: Laser process wood

Remember that the laser parameters may differ depending on laser machine type and available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Process Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving black engrave CO2 55 50 500
Cutting red cut CO2 100 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON +2mm top down -
1 ON - - -

Step 7: Assembly

Start by removing the protective foil from the aluminum sheet. Glue the pink and red acrylic cuts to the top and bottom edges of the aluminum sheet. Next, position the wooden cone. Then, place the TroLase ice cream and TroGlass pieces respectively above the cone. Finally, glue the "Ice Cream" lettering onto the pink acrylic, and your piece is complete.


Why should I use Trotec materials?

This vintage sign incorporates a variety of vivid, high-quality Trotec materials. Utilize both our laser and engraving materials, which our experts have already tested and chosen for your convenience.

Inspiration

Apply various colors or make a series with similar designs. The possibilities are endless!


Check out the Trotec Speedy laser engraver series