Paper is an exciting and ideal material for laser processing because it is extremely versatile, and can be laser cut and laser engraved for a wide range of projects. In the example below, we have shown several different paper processing techniques on a paper movie voucher, as well as listed the recommended parameters in the accompanying table.
For this application we processed "Aqua Silver" paper from the series Gmund 925 with a grammage of 290 g/m².
Using the following settings, send the job to the laser cutter and make sure to utilize color when screening to ensure all objects are processed. We used a Speedy 360 with 80 Watt and a 1.5" lens.
|Process type||Resolution||Cutting line|
|Color||Optimized geometries, internal geometries first|
Next assign the parameter settings, and note that the parameters will change based on the type of paper used, as well as other variables such as type of laser cutter and available output. Tip: Test other papers and try out different settings in small areas that wont be needed later. Use our gray scale matrix for this.
|Laser parameter||Color||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)|
|Deep laser engraving||Black||CO2 engraving||36||30|
|Light laser engraving||Red||CO2 engraving||19||40|
|Engraving line||Desert blue||CO2 cutting||5||1|
|Filigree cut/perforation||Cyan||CO2 cutting||8||0,5|
|Outer cut||Green||CO2 cutting||2||2|