Laser cutting is a quick and easy process that can be used for processing paper, paperboard and cardboard for digital printing, for packaging prototype construction, model making or scrapbooking. The benefits offered by a laser paper cutting machine open up new design options for you, which will set you apart from the competition.
Even engraving of paper with the laser delivers impressive results. Whether logos, photographs or ornaments - there are no limits in graphic design. Quite the contrary: Surface finishing with the laser beam increases the freedom of design.
Paper (fine or art paper, uncoated paper) up to 600 grams
How does laser cutting and laser engraving of paper work?
Lasers are particularly well suited for realizing even the finest geometries with maximum precision and quality. A cutting plotter cannot fulfill these requirements. Laser paper cutting machines not only allow for cutting even the most delicate paper forms, but also engraving logos or pictures can be implemented effortlessly.
Do I require special accessories for laser cutting of paper?
An optical detection system is the ideal partner if you wish to refine your printed products. With the camera system i-cut®, the contours of printed materials are cut perfectly. In this manner, even flexible materials are cut absolutely accurately. No time-consuming positioning is required, distortions in the impression are detected, and the cutting path is adapted dynamically. By combining the optical registration mark detection system with a laser cutting machine from Trotec, you can save up to 30% in process costs.
Does the paper burn during laser cutting?
Equally as wood, which has a similar chemical composition, paper is evaporated suddenly, which is called sublimation. In the area of the cutting clearance, the paper escapes in gaseous form, which is visible in the form smoke, at a high rate. This smoke transports the heat away from the paper. Therefore, the thermal load on the paper near the cutting clearance is relatively low. This aspect is exactly what makes laser cutting of paper so interesting: The material will have no smoke residues or burnt edges, even for the finest contours.
Do I have to fixate the material on the working surface?
No, not manually. To achieve optimal cutting results, we recommend the use of a vacuum table. Thin or corrugated materials, such as e. g. cardboard, are thus positioned flat on the working table. The laser does not exert any pressure on the material during the process, clamping or any other type of fixation is therefore not required. This saves time and money during the preparation of the material and, last but not least, prevents crushing of the material. Thanks to these benefits, the laser is the perfect cutting machine for
"We bought a Trotec laser engraving machine because of its high quality for cutting intricate designs into our invites and stationery products. This paired with the convincing back-up service in the Cape Town area made the decision easy."- Johann de Clerk - managing director of Good Letter Best Stationery -
"Our scrapbooking business grew significantly and we were battling to get the volumes and reliability from our previous laser. We purchased a Trotec Speedy 300 and things changed dramatically. We were able to cut more intricate die cuts and also produce die cuts at a much faster rate. We find them easy to use, reliable, and robust and have been extremely happy with the service from Trotec."- Brigitte Wimbush - director of Fabscrap PL -
"We engrave a variety of material including paper products for export. Quality and speed are imperative and the TROTEC laser engraver delivers on this."- Amanda le Roux - managing director of Highveld Focus -