Application introduction

Laser cutting and laser engraving paper & cardboard

Laser cutting and laser engraving open up unlimited possibilities for paper finishing. When you process paper with a laser, you can enhance greeting cards, book covers or gift wrap with a unique, individual engraving or a delicate laser-cut pattern. Lasers can also perforate paper, which opens up even more design possibilities. Whether you are creating logos, photos or ornaments for personalization, you always get impressively accurate engravings and highly precise cutting edges with a laser.



Suitable metals for laser marking and engraving

  • art paper
    cardboard
    fine paper
    uncoated paper
  • card
    corrugated cardboard
    handmade paper

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WHICH METAL PRODUCTS DO YOU WANT TO MARK?

INDUSTRIAL LASER MARKING

Examples of applications

What is the point of buying a laser for the laser cutting and laser engraving of paper?

Unlike cutting plotters or punch presses, a laser cutting machine ​enables you to produce even the finest geometries with the highest precision. During laser engraving, the surface of the paper is removed and the result is a high-quality finish. This gives you complete freedom to implement your ideas. Using digital production, these designs can be quickly realized with a Trotec laser in just a few process steps.


Industrial laser marking: Examples of applications

What is the point of buying a laser for industrial metal marking?

  • How can printed papers be cut precisely with the laser?

    With the JobControl® Vision camera system, which detects distortions in the print and automatically adapts the cutting path, you can create the perfect contour cut of printed materials. Even flexible materials can be cut precisely and complex positioning is no longer required. You can save up to 30% of the process costs by combining registration mark detection systems and Oree laser cutters​.


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Function and advantages of laser technology

  • Function of the Fiber Laser Cutting Machine

    The fiber laser cutting machine can be used for both plane cutting and bevel cutting, and the edges are neat and smooth, which is suitable for high-precision cutting of metal sheets. It is an energy-saving and environmentally friendly new products with space saving and gas consumption and high photoelectric conversion rate.

    • Advantages of a Oree laser

    • Excellent beam quality and good cutting quality

    • Fast cutting speed and high production efficiency

    • No burr in the cutting, high cutting precision

    • Auto focus, easy to operate and maintain

    • Very low cost of use, cost-effective

    • Closed design, safe and pollution free

    • Fast cutting speed and high production efficiency


  • Function of the CO2 laser cutting machine

    The CO2 laser cutting machine adopts a focusing mirror to focus the CO2 laser beam on the surface of the material to melt the material, while blowing the melted material with a compressed gas coaxial with the laser beam, and moving the laser beam and the material relative to each other along a certain trajectory to form a slit of a certain shape

    • Advantages of a Oree laser

    • The output continuous laser is to make the cutting section smoothest.

    • The laser cutting head does not contact with the surface of the material and no damage to the workpiece.

    • Can cut non-metallic materials and has a wide cutting range.

    • No need for molds, saving production costs.


  • Function of the fiber laser marking machine

    Fiber laser marking machine, with the good beam quality. Its output center is 1064nm, the whole machine life is longer about 100,000 hours, compared with other types of laser markers. The electro-optical conversion efficiency is more than 28%, relative 2%-10% conversion efficiency of other types of laser marking machine. Besides that it has outstanding performance in energy saving and environmental protection.

    • Advantages of a Oree laser

    • Can process a variety of metal, non-metallic materials.

    • Belonging to non-contact processing, no damage to the product, no tool wear, good marking quality.

    • Thin laser beam is thin, small processing material consumption and the processing heat affected zone.

    • High processing efficiency, computer control, easy to automate


Function and advantages of laser technology

One tool for all geometries 

High-quality paper finishing and bold effects due to deep engraving 

Precise laser cutting of printed materials

Create fine details 

Easier workflow 

No tool wear 

No cutting dies



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Can paper burn during laser cutting?

Paper is evaporated like wood, i.e. sublimated. During the cutting process, the paper is worn away in the form of a gas, visible as smoke, at high speed. The smoke transports the heat away from the paper, whereby the material is only minimally thermally burdened. With optimum parameters, Air Assist as well as Table Exhaust, the material can be successfully processed smoke-free without burnt edges and even with the finest contours.


Is it necessary to fix the material on the working surface?

Clamping or fixing the material is not necessary. During laser processing, no pressure is exerted on the material so the material is not crushed. Optimal cutting results can be achieved by using a vacuum table so that even corrugated materials e.g. cardboard lie flat on the processing table during laser cutting. You save time and money because no manual preparation of the material is required. This makes the laser cutter​ the perfect cutting tool for your paper applications.


Is the engraving always dark during the laser process?

The engraving result depends on different factors. A dark as well as a light engraving are possible even with dyed-through paper types. Thus, a so-called color change from dark to white can be achieved with a very low power output. Or just a dark textured engraving with a higher power output. When working with paper types that have two or more layers, the cover layer is removed and the second color is thus visible. Laser cutting or engraving paper offers so many ways to create designs.