new years eve lucky charms

Lucky charms made of different materials

Step-by-step tutorial

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Get creative by making use of different materials and combining aluminum tags and other materials to this individual lucky charm for New Year.


Preparation

Used material:

  • Aluminum Tags Round large (32 mm) in any color
  • TroLase 1,6mm in different colors
  • TroGlass 3mm in different colors
  • Plywood 3mm
  • chain or key ring

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Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic grid for TroLase and acrylic and honeycomb cutting tabletop for wood

This sample can be made with any other machine of the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tip:

If you want to engrave a whole series of tags we recommend using a jig. Read more about how to create a simplistic one below:

Template for processing Trotec aluminum tags

Step by Step

Step 1: Aluminum tag

Start by uploading the provided template to the laser. Feel free to change it to your requirements. Send the job of the aluminum tag to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
Color -

Step 2: Laser process aluminum tag

An important thing to remember is that the laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters: Engraving

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 20 20 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 ON - top down -

Step 3: Charm

Import our template and adapt it to your requirements. Send the job for each charm to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

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

Step 4: Laser process charm

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

For all materials we use our standard setting from JobControl


Step 5: Assembly

The final step is the assembly. Start by simply combining the aluminum tag and a pendant of your choice using a bead chain or a keyring. Mix various materials and colours to give it an extra special effect.


Are you looking for the right material for your New Year's lucky charms?

Surprise someone special with a personalised lucky charm made of acrylic, anodised aluminium or wood. At Trotec you will easily find the right laser materials for your lucky charms.

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