Pillowslip with individual design

Use our LaserFlex foils to make an individual pillowslip.


Preparation

Required material:

  • LaserFlex foils in different colors
  • Pillowslip (e.g. IKEA "GURLI")
  • Material to cover the engraving table
  • Transfer press

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb cutting table

You can also create this sample using any machine from the Speedy-series.

Important:

  • Make sure that you have sufficient vacuum to keep the foil in flat position
  • Make sure that the graphics are inverted
  • Select "mirror horizontally" in the printer window

Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Make your own design or import our template into your graphic program. Send the individual graphics to the laser using the parameter settings below. We already inverted the graphics.

Tip:

In the printer driver of JobControl you can easily invert your graphics. For more complex designs it can be helpful to invert them before you send them to the laser.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White mirror horizontally,
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Make the parameter settings in the material database. Parameters can differ depending on the machine used and the laser power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engraving CO2 47 50 500
red cutting CO2 5 1 1000
blue cutting CO2 11 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 on - Optimized quality
1 on - -
1 on - -

Step 3: Post-processing

Now it's time to iron the different designs on the pillowslip.
Heat the transfer press to 170° C (338° F). First iron the pillow slip without LaserFlex foil to make the surface flat.
Now position the first LaserFlex part on the textile and press it for 60 seconds. Let the material cool completely before you remove the transfer foil.
Repeat this process with all design elements.
Once all foils have been ironed onto the textile, put the finished iron slip into the transfer press using the same parameters to smooth the layers.

Tips:

For single-layered designs we recommend a minimum pressing time of 60 seconds. For larger surfaces we recommend approx. 90 to 180 seconds.


Step-by-step instruction

Find a step-by-step instruction how to use LaserFlex in this video. We will show you how you can easily create your designs and the optimum settings for the transfer press. This ensures perfect results.


Inspirations

There are almost no limits using LaserFlex foils. Create individual designs for your customers. Large or small. It's simple with Trotec's LaserFlex foils.



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