This photo shows immediately after laser engraving a piece of wood.
Paper mask for laser engraving.
Trotec s laser paper is a laser friendly paper which produces outstanding results when printed laser cut and laser engraved.
The scorching of laser cut plywood is prevented by a simple layer of masking or transfer tape.
Available in 13 different shades and a variety of gsm weights trotec s laser paper has been carefully selected to produce a high level of colour contrast when laser engraved and a crisp clean edge when laser cut.
Cutting the paper with a laser allows for filigree patterns and fine details to be created without any burn marks.
Using a mask to create a color fill.
Can also protect glass from shattering during shipment.
Protects foil from edge burn while laser engraving.
For this exercise we ll be demonstrating how to use a mask or application tape to create a color fill.
By the way this type of masking paper is specifically sold for this purpose.
Masking protects the surface from smoke residue left behind when the laser cuts or engraves.
Why do we mask products before using a laser cutter.
Just apply a layer of transfer tape to the plywood or mdf before cutting see fig 1.
Masking laser cutting.
Low tack paper mask for laser engraving crystal etchings and letter transferring.
Glassguard 6 x 1yd paper mask for laser engraving masking tape tapes fastening systems johnson plastics plus but blue painter s masking tape is cheaper.
Fortunately should you choose to try paint filling your laser cut engraving your can mask required areas with laser cut precision.
A medium tack paper tape like main perfectear plus would be a good choice.
Available in 6 x 100yd and 12 x 100yd rolls.
If you re using a 30 watt laser like the pinnacle miii start with settings of 2 speed.
Also it gives a more professional finished product.
Application tapes are great for protecting surfaces from smoke or debris that s created while the laser is engraving or cutting.
Other materials can have transfer tape applied to top surface on request.