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Laser cut and laser engraved voucher packaging

Step by step instructions

In this tutorial we will show you how to create original voucher packaging with Trotec LaserPaper Color.


Preparation

Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 300, 60 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • honeycomb table

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

Info:

We used the 2" lens because it produces a more uniform result on large-area engravings.


Step by Step

Step 1: Make design layout

Make your own design and adjust according to your preferences. We engraved the camouflage design with its three different grayscales in one engraving process. How this exactly works is described here. Send the graphic for the outer shell to the laser using the settings below:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Engraving process outer shell

Put the dark blue LaserPaper Color into your Trotec laser and focus exactly on the surface. Make the parameter settings. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engraving CO2 40 20 500
red Engraving CO2 9 2 1000
blue Cutting CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 High Quality
1 on 0 -
1 on 0 -

Tip:

Cover the remaining working area with standard paper to achieve full vacuum.


Step 3: Design inner frame and "strip curtain"

Send every single graphic for frame and strip curtain to the laser using the following parameters:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Inner geometries first

Step 4: Cutting inner frame and "strip curtain"

Put the slate gray LaserPaper Color into your Trotec laser and cut the frame. Then cut the strip curtain out of the golden LaserPaper. You can use the same parameters for both designs.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
blue Cut CO2 18 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

Step 5: Assembly

Take the frame and secure it on the inner part of the cover (where the grip hole is) using liquid glue or double-sided adhesive disks. Now take the strip curtain and apply double-sided adhesive tape on the bottom of the far left stripe, and on top of the far right paper strip. Insert the strip curtain into the cover and secure it. If you open the card, the stripes move like a curtain and are a great eye catcher.


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