Wall decoration

Creative wall decoration

Using different trotec materials, learn in this tutorial how to create this creative wall decoration. 


Preparation

Machine used:

For this example you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tip:

The wide range of Trotec engraving materials will ensure that you are able to create this sample in a variety of different shades. 


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Create your own design or import our template and customise it to your requirements. Now send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimised geometries

Step 2: Cutting TroGlass Materials

The first step is to place the TroGlass material on the acrylic cutting grid of your Trotec laser machine and cut the individual pieces. We advise you to leave the protective foil on the material for a clean result, bearing in mind though that once the cutting is done, you will have to remove it from every piece. Always remember, the parameters used can differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 100 0.9 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Tip:

In this tutorial, we used the SP500 laser cutter for cutting the black back plate in order to have a large overall design. If you do not have the luxury of a large working area, you can either reduce the complete graphic or cut a round base plate only.


Step 3: TroLase Foil

The two half circles of TroLase foil are the all-over background on which we put the individual pieces. Using the following parameters, send the half circle to the laser:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries

Step 4: Cutting TroLase Foil

Using the following parameters, place the TroLase Foil (the two sheets) on the acrylic cutting grid table and cut the half circle:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 40 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Step 5: Design Solid Wood Maple

Finally, send the design for MDF and solid wood maple using the below suggested parameters:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimised geometries

Step 6: Cutting solid wood

Change the acrylic cutting grid against the honeycomb cutting table and cut the maple wood using the following parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 100 1.4 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Tip:

We recommend to use the small nozzle and a lot of compressed air (if available) for clean cutting edges


Step 7: Cutting MDF

Put the MDF plate into your Trotec laser and cut the single pieces using the following parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 90 0.4 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Step 8: Assembly

Be sure to allocate suffiecient time for the assembly of the decoration. 

Step 1: Glue the two star like base plates with the circle of TroGlass Satins. Make sure that the two large pieces are well positioned edge to edge. Step 2: Turn the decoration and remove the protective foil (if you haven't removed it before cutting). Fix the two half circles of TroLase Foil. Step 3: Take the time to apply the pieces of the different materials.

Glue it on the white base plate only when you are sure that they are positioned correctly. It is helpful to have an image of the finished graphic to hand. You will find this image in the download document provided. 

Once all pieces have been fixed, you can mount the decoration on the wall using the mounting devices.


Inspiration

The possibilities are limitless. Why not be creative and create a wall clock? Simply cut a hole in the middle and insert the clockwork from the back

By combining other colours from our TroGlass materials and wood types, you can easily create a version that fits perfectly into any office, clubhouse, lounge, etc.



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