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.
Trotec Laser Machine Used:
- Speedy 400
- 120 watts
- 2 inch lens
Attach double-sided adhesive film to one side of your workpiece.
Import the complimentary PDF template into your preferred graphics software (e.g. CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) and select the desired image.
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
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.
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.