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LaserPaper Valentine's card

Step by step instruction

See how you can produce an individual Valentine's card using Trotec's LaserPaper.


Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watt
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table and honeycomb cutting table

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

Tip:

Use the 1.5 inch lens if you want to make intricate cutting designs like in our template


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

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  

Info:

The small circles in heard shape are a perforation which helps you to remove the heart. You can use the heart for other purposes.


Step 2: Engraving the Paper

Make the material parameter settings. We used several parameters which have been optimized for the different requirements (fast and slow cutting, light and deep engraving, scratching). The parameters can vary depending on laser machine and available laser power.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 17 20 500
red Engrave CO2 25 20 500
blue Engrave CO2 12 1 1000
cyan Cut CO2 5 1 1000
green Cut CO2 24 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-OFfset Advanced
1 on +3 mm High quality
1 on - High quality
1 on - -
1 on +4 mm -
1 on - -

Info:

Cover the rest of the engraving area carefully to achieve full vacuum which holds the paper in place.


Step 3: Cleaning

Dust can be removed with a damp cloth if necessary. Make sure that the cloth is not wet to avoid arching of the paper.


Inspiration

  • Combine different colors from the Trotec LaserPaper product range and create a large number of variations.
  • You can also use LaserPaper Wood, print it and cut it with your laser system using JobControl® Vision.


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