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Weekly planner made of slate

Step by Step instruction

Want to see all the events and tasks on your weekly calendar at a glance? Our slate planner is the perfect solution.


Preparation

Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 100
  • 40 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • Honeycomb cutting table for wood cutting

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

Important:

Use the extra strong adhesive for the TroLase ADA Signage so that the slate board is securely fixed.


Step by Step

Step 1: Slate board

Make your own design for the weekly planner or import our template. Adapt the graphic to the size of the slate board, if necessary.

Next send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

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

Step 2: Laser process slate

Make the material parameter settings. The parameters can vary depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Tip:

Test the parameters on the back of the slate board.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving: black Engrave CO2 60 100 500
Scratching: red Cut CO2 20 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - optimized quality
1 on +6 mm -

Step 3: Wooden frame

Make your own design or import our template. If necessary, adapt the graphic to the size of the slate sheets.

Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings: 

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

Tip:

Before cutting, measure the thickness of the wooden sheet and adapt the kerf if necessary. Also make sure that the slate sheet fit into the wooden frame.


Step 4: Laser process wooden frame

Determine and enter the material parameter settings. The parameters can vary depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters Cutting

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 95 0.3 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard parameters in JobControl for solid wood oak.


Step 5: Back

Make your own design or import our template.

Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

Step 6: Laser process back

Determine and enter the material parameter settings. The parameters can vary depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 90 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard parameters in JobControl for TroLase ADA Signage optimized for quality.


Step 7: Assembly

Position the slate board inside the wooden frame. This step is important because the wooden frame has to accommodate the size of the slate. This prevents the wood from being distorted later.

Next glue the back of the TroLase ADA Signage to the slate and wood. This process does not have to be extremely precise. Our design leaves sufficient "wiggle room" for positioning the back plate.

Finally, position the signage mounts, and the weekly planner is finished.


Inspirations

Personalize the weekly planner for your customers. Use different dimensions, shapes and designs.

If you wish, you can use a cord to fix the planner on the wall instead of the signage mounting devices. In this case leave out the two holes on the bottom of the frame.



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