trolase foil laser engraving

Engraving trophy labels using Trotec Trolase Foils

Find out how you can create a custom trophy sticker using a Trotec Speedy flexx laser engraver and TroLase foil material.


Preparation

What you will need:

Trotec Machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx, 80/30 Watt
  • 2.85" lens
  • Vacuum table and honeycomb cutting table

You can create this example with any machine from the Speedy family

Note:

Due to the intricate nature of this example, we made use of a fiber laser machine - Read more on Fibre Lasers HERE.

The smaller spot size of the fiber laser guarantees you a much better output. Important to note; this will work only on Trotec metallic TroLase foils (silver matt, silver brushed, gold, copper).

For all other foil materials, a CO2 laser engraver will process.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Begin by creating your individual design or simply import this free template. You may adapt it to the size of your trophy if required. Now send this job to your laser engraver using these settings:

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

Info: Using the fiber laser, we recommend always using a 1000 dpi resolution. It works particularly well in combination with the small spot size of the fiber laser.


Step 2: Laser process label

Insert the TroLase foil material inside your laser machine and focus. Follow this by creating your parameter settings. These settings may differ depending on your laser machine and laser power used.

Laser Parameters Engraving:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave FLP 20 55 30,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0mm -

Laser Parameters Scratching:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 8 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On 4 mm -

Laser Parameters Kiss-cut:

Colour   Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Blue Cut CO2 9 1 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Laser Parameters Cutting:

Colour Process: Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Green Cut CO2 40 2 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Info:

A Trotec fiber laser machine will always have an added advantage when coming to the smaller spot size. Therefore less heat is applied on the material. The foil material will remain flat and not bend.


Step 3: Cleaning

Take care of the label by cleaning it using a damp cloth. For best results, use inside the engraving cabinet with activated exhaust.


Inspiration

TroLase Foil materials are available in many different shades. Link to our materials online webshop and find creative ideas for laser cutting and engraving.

TroLase Foil can also be used outide for applications such as postbox labels or door name plates.



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