We found these great charger plates that can be custom engraved for Christmas. They are brightly colored with a silver film under the top color, which provides a great contrast when engraved with the laser.
Charger plates bring and elegant and festive feel to any table. Regardless of the occasion, these engraveable plates add color and contrast to nearly any event.
Here we'll walk you through the steps of creating these lovely holiday-themed chargers. Use your own ideas or designs to recreate these pieces for any season!
For this project, we used a 75-watt Fusion 32 with the following settings:
Engraving:100% speed, 30% power, 600 dpi
Adjust the settings for your laser and wattage using the suggested settings from the manual.
Open the file and modify the design as you would like.
Next, insert the charger into the laser and move your home position to the left corner of the lower part of the plate. Draw a vector box around your design and run only that portion on the laser, with the red dot pointer turned on. This will help ensure your design is placed correctly.
NOTE: Because each charger is a bit unique, manually focus your machine to the center of the plate to compensate for any slightly uneven areas.
Send the job to the laser and you're all set! Before removing the charger from the machine, inspect it to see if the engraving is to your satisfaction. If you'd like to engrave more material away from the plate, run the job again at 100% speed and 15% power.