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Laser Cut Edge Lit Signs For Christmas 2020 hero image

Christmas 2020 is almost here and that means it's time to make shiny things. Like you needed an excuse! So, let's leave 2020 in the rear-view mirror in style with some Christmas themed laser cut edge-lit signs. 

We designed the base for this edge-lit sign here and then used it again for the Halloween 2020 edge-lit sign. Why re-invent the wheel? If you've already made a base, then this will be a quick win for you! 

We Used:

 

Laser Cut Edge Lit Signs For Christmas 2020:

laser cut edge lit sign christmas 2020 the base

The first step is to make the base, as out lined in this guide. It's a very simple build of layered Perspex and one of our LED Strip boards

The LED Strip used in the base is a board designed for low power lighting, such as desk lamps or accent lights. The board is designed such that it is within the supply rating of a computer USB port (under 100mA). This, and it's small physical footprint (50mm x 10mm), makes it ideal for this application.

Grab The DXF Files:

Laser Cut Edge Lit Signs For Christmas 2020 in Autocad

We've produced two ready to go designs in the same DXF file. You can either go straight to the laser cutter with these designs, or you can use these as the basis for your own designs. 

The Sign Material:

We've listed the Perspex sheets we went for in the 'We Used' section above, but you can use any clear or fluorescent 5mm sheets you have to hand. No matter the colour, they will look good!

To The Laser Cutter:

We imported each of the designs into the laser cutter software individually, because... photo opportunity... but normally we would just cut them together. 

Laser Cut Edge Lit Signs For Christmas 2020 bauble designThe first design is a nice bauble/snow-globe inspired design. Unite the lines in the design. Duplicate the inner design, setting the first to engrave and the second copy to cut on half power to outline the design. Then, lastly, have the laser cut all the way through around the perimeter.

 

laser cut christmas sign saying merry christmasThe second was designed specifically to hold the Merry Christmas message but it can also serve as as a template for your own custom message. Unite the lines in the design. Duplicate the inner design, setting the first to engrave and the second copy to cut on half power to outline the design. Then, lastly, have the laser cut all the way through around the perimeter.

 

christmas 2020 laser cut sign, the outcome.

Once the laser cutter has finished and the cut and the engraved pieces have had a bit of clean, it's time to take it for a test drive. If you've customised yours in any way, or even if you haven't, we would love to see them! Tag us on social media and we will share your creations! 

Also, remember to hang on to the base as I'm sure we will make more signs to fit it in the future!

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