In this tutorial, you will learn how to create our Tea House sign using the complimentary template provided below. Additionally, applying the various wood processing techniques used throughout this instruction, you can laser cut and laser engrave your own personalized wooden sign.


Application preparation

Materials Required:

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Trotec Laser Machine Used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watts
  • 2 inch lens

Tip:

Attach double-sided adhesive film to one side of your workpiece.

Step by Step

Step 1: Prepare your application file

Import the complimentary PDF template into your preferred graphics software (e.g. CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) and select the desired image.

download design PDF


Step 2: Laser parameters

TroWood Solid Wood- Alder

Engraving (black): Power: 15%, Speed: 20%, Resolution 500 ppi, Air Assist: ON, Z-offset: +1mm
Scoring (red): Power: 5%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON
Cutting (blue): Power: 64%, Speed: 0.8%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON

TroWood Solid Wood- Walnut

Engraving (black): Power: 60%, Speed: 30%, Resolution 500 ppi, Passes: 4, Air Assist: ON, High quality
Cutting (red): Power: 100%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON


Step 3: Begin laser processing the sign

Using your alder and walnut workpieces, laser cut the various elements of the sign out of your materials.

For the three different cups, assign the "Relief" process option in the JobControl® software. All other portions of the sign can use the standard process option.

Additionally, using the "Inner Geometries first" and "Optimized Geometries" will result in higher quality results.

Tip:

When laser processing the relief engraving, verify that the job is not positioned over the joint of the two glued wooden boards because the glue cannot be eroded by the laser beam. 


Step 4: Assemble the sign

Peel off the adhesive protective film that you applied and place the parts in the marked positions on the sign base place.

You now have completed the Tea House sign as well as learned some of the various wood processing techniques.