Make your own personal multifaceted sign using TroGlass material by making use of this "how to" guide.


Preparation

Machine used:

Any machine in the Speedy range can be used to create these signs.

Tip:

Test out different styles with various colours and textures, or using logos from your clients.


Step by Step

Step 1: Base plate

Upload our provided template and change it as needed. Send the job of the base plate (bright white) to the laser cutting machine using the driver settings below:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process base plate

The laser cutter parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 24 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 3: Stripes pattern

Send stripe pattern job and the letters to the laser machine, using the driver settings below:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 4: Laser process stripes pattern

The laser parameters could change depending on the type of laser cutting and available laser power.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 38 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 On - - -

Step 5: Colored layers

Send the coloured layers application, using TroGlass Frosted and TroGlass Color Gloss, to the laser cutter using the driver settings below.

Before cutting the TroGlass Color Gloss and TroGlass Frosted sheet, coat the back of the sheet with adhesive, keeping a minimum of 4cm clear to the top of the sheet - this space is needed for the floating part and the triangles.

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, inner geometries first

Step 6: Laser process colored layers

Tip: Peel off the top protective foil layers from TroGlass Frosted and TroGlass Satin prior to cutting.

The laser cutter parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

For the most accurate positioning of the graphic, use the green positioning line.

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engraving CO2 16 20 500
Cutting Red Cut CO2 50 0.2 5,000
Creasing Blue Cut CO2 5 1 1,000
Positioning Green Positioning - - -
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
Engraving 1 ON - Bottom Up High Quality
Cutting 1 ON - - -
Creasing 1 ON - - -
Positioning - - - - -

Step 7: Assembly

Start by sticking the stripe pattern on the white base plate. Correctly place the various layers by lining up the aligning holes.

Next, make sure the TroGlass Frosted plate is precisely glued onto the black ADA.

After that, comes the TroGlass Color Gloss plate. It is best to position them with the letters at the bottom and to make sure that the area without adhesive foil is exactly positioned. Then the black and green or orange letters are pasted on.

Repeat these steps for the back of the shield. Then, the triangles are inserted into the holes provided.

Finally, a string is feathered through the holes and the multi-layer shield is finished.


Why trotec materials?

Irrespective of if you create personalised or standardized signage, Trotec acrylic sheets provide the best solution because of their wide variety and high-quality craftmanship. The TroGlass series is renowned for its extremely tough and scratch-resistant surface. Discover our numerous colors with different surfaces and degrees of transparency.



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