Monday, January 16, 2017

Trotec Lasers DIY project : Paper Ceiling Lamp

Take a simple bulb holder and produce great ceiling lamp.


Required material:
Photo cardboard or thick paper (approx. 180 - 300 g/m²)
IKEA bulb holder (cord set) HEMMA with LED bulb
Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Machine used:
Trotec Speedy 400
120 Watt

Use a cutting table (honeycomb or acrylic grid) for best cutting results

Use a 1.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template
Import our design templates into your graphic program and adapt it to the size of your lamp shade. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Once you have positioned your paper into the laser machine, switch on the exhaust and cover the rest of the table with white paper to increase the exhaust performance.

Step 2: Laser Process
Cut out the design from the paper. For the bulb holder you will need 5-6 paper stripes.

power 17%
speed 2.5%
frequency 1000 Hz
Air Assist on
Select these two options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.
Optimized geometries
Inner geometries first

Step 3: Assemble your lamp
Put the laser cut paper strips on the bulb holder. Then put the opposite holes on the holder. Fix it with the carrier ring.

Only use a LED bulb
Make sure to have enough distance between the bulb and the lamp shade


More info, tutorial and templates can be found at the following link :


  1. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us. It has been really a great opportunity to come across this. I am going to try it out and will be back for feedback. I have tried to cut lampshades from plastic and wood, but I had never done it with paper. Hope it could turn out to be a very good addition to my products if I succeed in getting good paper. Thanks once again


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