laser cut wooden calendar

Create an engraved wood and plastic calendar

Use our template and instructions to create personalized wood and plastic calendars.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Veneer Bamboo - 1 sheet for the back
  • Laminate 0.8 mm - 4 quarter sheets for the calendar sheets
  • Screws (5 mm in diameter, 20 mm long) with butterfly nut - 2 pieces

Machine used:

  • Trotec Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt with 2" lens

Tip:

Use a honeycomb cutting table


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our designs into your graphic program and convert it according to your requirements.

Download PDF files


Step 2: Laser process

Position the material into the laser engraver, and cover the rest of the engraving area for optimum exhaust performance. Send the wood laser job and then the four plastic jobs to the machine.

Laser Parameters wood:

500 dpi resolution
Cutting: 100% power, 0.7% speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on

Laser Parameters Plastic: 

500 dpi resolution
Engraving (black): 35% power, 30% speed, 600 ppi, air assist on, z-offset +1mm, HQ mode (advanced material settings)
Cutting (red): 2.5% power, 0.5% speed, 1000 Hz, air assist on, z-offset +2mm
Cutting (blue): 25% power, 2% speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on, z-offset  +2mm
Cutting (cyan): 50% power, 2% speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on

Tips:

Select the following options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.

  • Optimized geometries
  • Inner geometries first
  • Engraving from bottom to top (this reduces the cleaning of the engraved and cut materials)

Step 3: Post-processing

Once you have finished the laser process, clean plastic with water. Then use two binding screws to attach the calendar sheets, and mount the calendar to a wall.