thanksgiving napkin ring

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings

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In today's step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to cut and engrave on Wood veneer and Trolase Thins 0.5mm, as well as cutting Trolase 3.2mm thick.
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Preparation

Required Material:

  • Wood veneer
  • TroLase Thins with double-sided adhesive tape
  • TroLase - thickness: 3.2mm

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Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 120 watt
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting tabletop or acrylic cutting grid

For this application sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser enagraver series.

Tip:

We advise keeping the clear protective film on the laminate materials if you are only cutting it.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design file into Software

Feel free to make your own design or use our provided template. Upload it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters given. Always remember that the parameters might differ, depending on the machine used and the available laser power as well as material thickness.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Cutting and engraving on Wood veneer and TroLase

Next, gently lay the material on the honeycomb cutting table of your laser. By covering the exposed work area, you will create a stronger vacuum, which will help with the material not shifting. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters:

Laser process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
Engraving Wood veneer Black Engraving 80 100
Cutting Wood veneer Red Cutting 90 1.3
TroLase 3.2 mm Red Cutting 85 1.2
Cutting TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Red Cutting 100 1.5
Engraving TroLase Thins 0.5 mm Black Engraving 40 25
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
500 1 off - None
1000 1 on - None
1000 1 on -2 mm None
1000 1 on - None
500 1 off - None

Step 3: Assembling Napkin Ring

Remove the cutout section of the Trolase Thins with adhesive film. Next remove the backing of the adhesive film and stick it to the Wood veneer. Then place the laminate cutouts into the cutouts of the Wood veneer in whichever colour order you like.



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