Decorative Wall Sticker: Butterfly

This tutorial shows you how make your own decorative wall stickers using different colors of our TroLase Thins laminates.  Download the FREE file below and  follow along with our step-by-step tutorial.

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You can make the wall sticker also in other colors of the TroLase Thins as well. Depending on the color of the material, you will need to adjust the parameter settings to suit your requirements. You can also combine the different butterflies to create a large wall decoration.

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butterfly wall sticker Trolase thins
1. What do you need?

Required material:

  • 1 sheet TroLase Thins, color: Euro gold brushed/black
  • Removeable, double-sided adhesive tape

Machine used: Speedy 400, 120 Watt, 2" lens, nozzle, aluminum cutting grid table or honeycomb cutting support

This sample can be produced with any other machine of the Speedy Series.

Tip: The parameters we've specified refer to the butterfly in large format (engravings in grayscale, cutting lines in red). The duration for cutting the large motif is only about 3 min, and the engraving time is approximately 35 min. If you want to keep the production time of the wall sticker as short as possible, you can hide the pre-meter settings for the engraving color black. In this case, only the red cutting lines will be executed, and the time-consuming engravings are omitted. In order to make the best possible use of the large format of the material, you can add 6 smaller butterflies (level 2, blue lines) to the template. Then adjust the parameter settings for the blue cutting lines according to your quality requirements. If you prefer a full-surface gluing of the wall sticker, you can also order the TroLase Thins with self-adhesive backing.

laser template
2. Import & Create Print & Laser Template

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

Print settings: 

Process mode: Relief

Resolution: 500dpi

Cuttling line: none

Raster: none

Others: Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

JobControl Laser Engraver
3. Laser process wall stickers

Now make the parameter settings. Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the laser machine you are using and the available laser power. Remove the protective film from the surface of the TroLase Thin and then place the material - with the gold side up - on the aluminum grid table in your laser. Tape the remaining narrow edge to create the best possible vacuum.

Laser Parameters engraving: Color: Black Process: Engrave CO2 Power (%): 40 Speed (%) : 65 ppi/Hz: 500 Passes: 1 Air Assist: On Z-Offset: +1 mm Direction: bottom to top Advanced: optimized quality, correction: 5

Laser Parameters cutting: Color: red Process: Cut CO2 Power (%): 30 Speed (%) : 3.2 ppi/Hz: 1000 Passes: 1 Air Assist: on Z-Offset: - Path planning: throughput Correction: 5

assemble work piece

When you are finished processing, take the butterfly out of the laser machine. Remove the dust by carefully cleaning the wall sticker with a soft, damp cloth. Then glue some pieces of the double-sided adhesive tape onto the back of the wall sticker. Design the decoration according to your wishes.