Introduction: Abstract Flower Decoration
Add a floral touch to your home, or gift this minimalist piece of art to anyone looking to spruce up their space.
Create your own design or purchase the template using the link provided below:
Copyright notice: This template may not be used for products for resale or other distribution. If you intend to do so, you must purchase your own iStock license. We assume no liability for illegal actions.
- CO2 laser cutter (We used a Trotec Speedy 360 80W with a 2" lens)
- Acrylic cutting grid table
- 1 sheet of (1/16") Clear TroLase ADA Signage
- 1 sheet of (1/16") Black TroLase ADA Signage with adhesive backing
- Picture frame (i.e. RIBBA from Ikea)
Purchase TroLase materials here: www.engraving-supplies.com
Step 1: Prepare Your Files and Process the Clear TroLase ADA Signage
Import the templates. If you decide to use a UV-printer for this application, we suggest isolating your flower outline and creating a separate file. This step will prevent the outline from unintentionally getting printed onto the transparent TroLase ADA Signage sheet.
We cut the TroLase ADA Signage to fit the picture frame in advance. We then used a UV-printer to print the colored design onto the back of the sheet of material.
Alternatively, you can print whole sheets of material with registration marks and cut it afterward using the JobControl Vision camera system!
Step 2: Process the Black TroLase ADA Signage Sheet
Begin with the outline file, and send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.
- Process Mode: Standard
- Resolution: 500 dpi
- Cut Line: None
- Halftone: Color
- Others: Optimized geometries, inner geometries first
Note: Pay attention to the thickness of the flower lines. If they are too thin they can break easily!
Place the black TroLase ADA Signage sheet into the laser. To keep the material from moving while being processed, we recommend covering the remaining work area with material to strengthen the laser's vacuum.
- Color: Red
- Process: Cut CO2
- Power (%): 38.00
- Speed (%): 0.8
- ppi/Hz: 1000 Hz
- Passes: 1
- Air Assist: On
- Z-Offset: n/a
- Direction: n/a
- Advance: n/a
Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.
Step 3: Assembly
Put the passe-partout on top of the clear TroLase ADA Signage sheet and into your frame.
Remove the film from the adhesive backing of the black flower cutout and fasten the cutout to the center of the clear TroLase ADA Signage. Assemble the frame, and your design is ready to be hung!
Step 4: Display
Feel free to make this piece your own by using other colors, designs, and Trotec materials. If you are feeling inspired, create a variety of flowers to decorate your space!