Acrylic Place Card Zebra

Individual place cards can create a lasting memory of a successful party.
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Preparation

Required material:

  • 3 mm TroGlass Color Gloss black (available at Trotec
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 80 Watt CO2/20 Watt fiber laser with 2" resp. 2.85" flexx lens

For this sample you should use any laser machine from the Speedy flexx series.

Important:

  • Use the acrylic cutting grid table
  • Leave the protective foil on the back of the material during cutting. It protects the acrylic from scratches.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program, add the names, and then send it to your laser.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 333 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhance geometries

Step 2: Laser process

For best results, we recommend using the acrylic cutting grid table. It avoids back reflections on the material. Position the acrylic sheet into your laser and cover the rest of the table to maximize the exhaust power. Mark and cut the design out of TroGlass.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave FLP 74 40 75000
red cut CO2 85 0.5 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 off - -
1 on - -

Info:

  • The 2.85" flexx lens has a lower intensity on the material than the 2" lens. This is why we haven't used the standard laser parameters for TroGlass.

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean the surface with a soft cloth and put the zebra into the base stand.


Inspirations

On dark acrylic you can achieve particularly good results with the fiber laser source of the Speedy flexx.



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