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Inspection stickers out of TroLase Foil

In this tutorial you will learn how to produce TroLase stickers that can be used for quality control or other purposes.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 sheet TroLase Foil green
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 70 watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

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

Tip:

TroLase Foil metallic can be processed with a fiber laser as well. (For more information, see DIY Trophy Label.)


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Make your own design or import our template. Adapt it to your requirements. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 600 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Engraving TroLase Foil

Put TroLase Foil into your Trotec laser and cover the rest of the engraving table to maximize the vacuum effect. Start the engraving from the bottom to prevent the dust from settling on the engraved areas. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters

Process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
engraving black Engrave CO2 60 80
scratching red Cut CO2 10 1.5
cutting blue Cut CO2 40 2
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
600 1 on +0.5 mm High Quality
1000 1 on - -
1000 1 on - -

Info:

During kiss-cutting you cut through only the top layer of the sticker material, while the backing layer remains intact. This allows the stickers to be easily peeled and removed from the backing layer.


Step 3: Cleaning and assembling

Clean the sheet with a damp cloth. Leave the material in the machine and the vacuum activated to make the cleaning process easier.


Inspiration

  • Use TroLase Foil red to produce counterparts that can be used for unreleased items.
  • You can easily adapt the graphics and individualize the items.
  • For large quantities or mass production, use our Galvo CO2 laser GS1000


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