Laser engraved photo frame

In this Tutorial you will learn how to laser engrave an individual design on a wooden photo frame.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 photo frame, solid wood

Machine used:

Tip:

Further personalise your designs to suite your customer's needs.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

You can use our graphic as a template to create your own individual design for the photo frame out of solid wood. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color -

Step 2: Laser engraving the photo frame

Lay the photo frame on the bed of your Trotec laser machine. Make sure the areas to be engraved are flat because we want to engrave both the wooden frame and glass in one pass (note you will also need to position a distance holder due to the leg on the back of the frame). Focus on the glass.

As we engrave materials with height differences you must calculate the z-Offset. In our case we put an offset value of +7 mm as the height difference between the two materials is 7 mm. Please note the parameters can vary depending on machine used and laser power.

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Dark engraving (wood) Black Engrave CO2 35 50 500
Light engraving (wood) Red Engrave CO2 10 50 500
Engraving (glass) Blue Engrave CO2 40 50 500
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Dark engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Light engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Engraving (glass) 1 On - -

Tip:

You can use leftovers of acrylic or MDF for the distance holders. Cut them in circles or cross-shapes.


Step 3: Cleaning

Clean the photo frames with a damp cloth and remove dust residues. Your photo frame is ready for display.


Inspiration

Why not create a collection of different frames for weddings: the wedding menu, seating plan or simply use as a wedding gift.



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