Today, we are laser engraving a canvas with a colour by numbers design.
We use our Speedy 360 laser engraving machine to engrave a blank canvas with paint by numbers designs that we found online.
A great application for any schools, promotional companies selling children's toys, arts and crafts suppliers, fablabs or makerspaces.
- Canvas board
- Colour-by-numbers image
- Speedy 360, 100W
- 1.5" lens
Step 1: Convert and Engrave Your Design
Download the image you want to use and convert it to black and white. Consider getting a design that has a colour key to guide you. Put the canvas in the Speedy 360 and send the image to the laser with the following settings:
Power: 40, Speed: 100, Z-Offset: 0.03
With the Speedy 360, the laser power is efficiently regulated. These settings should scorch one side of the canvas, but not cut through to the other side.
Step 2: Paint
After engraving, you can now paint your image. Follow the colour guide or get creative and mix your own colours!