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Fire Evacuation Signage

Fire Evacuation Sign | DIY

As part of our signage blog series, here is a DIY from Trotec Laser Australia!


Preparation

Required material:
  • TroLase Textures 1/16″ in Yellow/Black, half or quarter sheet
Machine used:
  • Speedy 400 120W with 2″ lens and aluminum cutting grid table

For this sample you only can use any laser engraver and cutter from the Speedy series.

Downloads:

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Send job to laser

Create your own design or use our template. Now send the job to the laser with the settings below.

Print Settings

Process modeStandard
Resolution500dpi
Cut lineNone
HalftoneOrdered Dithering
OthersEnhanced geometries, Inner geometries first

Step 2: Cut and engrave your sign

Create your own design or use our template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Laser Parameters

 EngravingCutting
ColorBlackRed
ProcessEngraveCut
Power (%)10080
Speed (%)402
ppi/HZAuto PPI1000
Passes11
Air AssistONON
Z-Offset0.16
DirectionTop down
Path PlanningStandard
AdvancedDefaultDefault
Trotec Laser Laser Parameters

Step 3: Clean finished sign

Wipe down your finished sign with Hexanes or other suitable cleaner to remove any leftover residue.

Fire Evacuation Signage
laser cut sign

Signage – a critical part of commerce and life

Since the days of the pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, signage has been used as a means of visual communication (and physical for braille) in all facets of life, including directional and informational.

Fast-forward to today, and signage is just as important for communication as it was 4,000 years ago  – from directional, street signage, corporate and information, right through to safety signage. Each piece is critical to how we live our lives today. Imagine a worksite with no safety signage warning of hazards or dangers, identifying streets or building numbers (without our mobile phones of course). Going shopping with no information as to what shop is which or even identification of facilities such as toilets or kitchen. Chaos will reign supreme!

As each piece of signage has its own individual environment, over the coming weeks we will provide a range of different options and inspiration – from safety signage through to corporate and directional. We will provide recommendations on best materials to use in certain environments, as well as show some great and unique material options for that brand new funky office or opening plaque.

Check back regularly here to find out our recommendations. Thanks to evrightindustrial.com.au for this blog series!

Guest Post : Custom Fishing / Hunting Pine Signage

Guest Post:  from one of our registered businesses : CNCROi.com Here CNCROi.com shares their amazing and diverse products using Austrian wide-format Trotec Speedy 400 flexx CNC laser. In this video, we see how a custom made double-sided pine sign “Gone Fishing ” is produced and all the variations that are possible. Fantastic!

Guest Post : CNCKing.com : Custom CNC Laser Engraved And Cut Pine Sign

A Guest Post from one of our businesses located in  Canada  CNCKing.com.

In this video, CNCROi.com creates a custom 3/4 inch (18 mm) Pine Sign using an Austrian wide-format Trotec Speedy 400 flexx CNC laser.

CNCROi.com is a professional custom CNC shop with clients worldwide that can engrave, etch, mark, anneal and cut any material for any application in addition to custom design / build solutions.

 

How to create a multi-layer sign

Some more interesting blogs from one our Premium Sponsors, Trotec Laser. We found this little piece on their blog, including the option to download their files that they used! Awesome pics, and awesome artwork. There’s definitely nothing wrong with that!! Enjoy this piece, courtesy of our Premium Sponsor, Trotec Laser

 How to create a multi-layer sign

One Sign, Four Layers:

Using your laser to both engrave and cut creates unique and a detailed multi-layer technique and dimensional lettering…. Try this with the use of LEDs to backlight your sign and put the sign in the best perspective!

Materials Needed:

Acrylics and Laminates / Engravable Plastics
(we used 3 mm, 6 mm and 10 mm Acrylics)

Machines Possible:

Speedy 300, Speedy 400, Speedy 500
(we used the Speedy 300 60W)

How To:

Open the file “Multi-layer-sign” in your graphics software, then send it to the laser.
Settings for speed and laser power may vary depending on the machine used.
Black (engraving) Power: 35 %, Speed: 70 %, Resolution: 600 dpi, air assist on
Red (cutting)
3 mm Acrylics
Power: 100 %, Speed 0,75 %, Frequency 5000 Hz, air assist on
6 mm Acrylics Vector engraving Power: 10 %, Speed 1 %, Frequency 2000 Hz, air assist on Cutting: Power: 100 %, Speed 0,25 %, Frequency 8000 Hz, Z-offset -1 mm, air assist on
10 mm Acrylics Cutting: Power: 100 %, Speed 0,1 %, Frequency 8000 Hz, Z-offset -3 mm, air assist on

Tips:

  • Use reverse engraving to protect your materials from dust and keep them clean.
  • Use the 2 inch lens for engraving the laminate and for cutting 3 mm acrylics and the 2.5 inch lens for cutting acrylics of 6 or 10 mm.
  • A good exhaust is very important for perfect cutting results when cutting acrylics.
  • Prepare the layers with double-sided adhesive tape, then the assembling only takes some minutes.
  • Help yourself: Engraving the base plate and the laminate helps for the correct positioning.
  • Mounting a top layer on the 10 mm acrylics creates a visual multidimensional effect.