Laser cut wall art is one of the best home improvement project ideas. No matter whether you are looking for decoration ideas for your house, bar, restaurant, or your office, you can easily find the best wall art ideas to perfectly fit in with the environment. What’s even better is that you don’t even need to source paid services and could finish all the projects at home all by yourselves. If you have no clue where to start, you could find all information needed to start creating in this post. We have organized some most popular materials, top websites to download laser cut ideas, the best machines for the work, and top project ideas in this single post to guide you through the whole progress. Keep reading and if you find this post helpful, please share it on your social network to let more people enjoy the convenience of laser technology.
Decisions on materials to use for the wall art have great importance for a successful home improvement project. The color, texture, smell, and style of the material should all be taken into consideration. For example, an acrylic sheet would be a better modern decoration material compared with wood. Wood especially with retro style colors would tend to make people feel at ease and that’s also one reason why many people prefer wooden furniture for their houses. Following are some of the top materials for laser cut wall art projects:
The laser-cut design files also play a vital role in successful wall art projects and most of us just lack the experience and expertise to create unique designs. However, there are many websites with ready-to-use files where you could download files or give inspiration for your projects. To save your time and help you out, we have written a post to list “Top 13 Laser Cutting Design Files Download Websites“. You might also use the following quick list to get access to these websites.
|Website||Costs||File Format||File Quantity||Registration|
|https://3axis.co||Free||BMP, CDR, DXF, DWG, PDF, STL||20,000+||Not required|
|https://laser-templates.com||Free & Paid||AI, CDR, DXF, EPS, PDF, SVG||5,000+||Not required|
|https://www.thingiverse.com||Free||AI, BMP, CDR, DXF, PDF, STL, SVG||4,000+||Not required|
|https://www.librarylaser.com||Free & Paid||AI, CDR, DXF, PDF, SVG||1,200+||Required|
|https://3dsvg.com||Free & Paid||SVG||740+||Required|
|https://www.freepatternsarea.com/free-projects||Free||DXF, DWG, EPS, PDF, PNG, STL, SVG||200+||Not required|
|https://www.ponoko.com/free-laser-cutting-files-templates||Free||EPS, PDF, SVG||200+||Not required|
|https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/?language=en||Free||AI, DXF, G-code, PDF, PLT, PS, SVG, SVG_Ponoko||200+||Not required|
|https://www.vecteezy.com||Free||AI, EPS, JPG, PDF||10,000+||Not required|
|https://www.etsy.com||Paid||AI, CDR, DXF, EPS, PDF, SVG||63,000+||Not required|
|https://sofontsy.com||Paid||SVG, PSD, PNG, EPS||100,000+||Required|
|https://thehungryjpeg.com||Free & Paid||DXF, EPS, JPEG, PNG, SVG||100,000+||Required|
As explained in our previous post “How to Make a Mandala Art with A Laser Engraver?“, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds. It’s a popular decoration design that is widely used in the world for meditation and wall decoration. The following images are mandala wall art projects in 3D design built with multiple layers. It’s not only a wall decoration but a tool to help you find internal peace if perform meditation regularly.
Laser-cut geometric animal wall arts are another great home decoration ideas that are an especially good choice for modern houses. Black acrylic sheet is also preferred by homeowners as it is easier to cut with a laser machine and the design fits the environment perfectly.
Laser engraved and cut signs are very common decoration options for bar and restaurant owners. A functional sign not only provides visitors and customers with the required information to enjoy the service but its unique and refreshing designs could make a clear presentation of the culture of the bar and restaurant and easily attract target customers. Following are some examples of laser engraved signs and you could for sure find more interesting designs on the websites for your own bars and restaurant.
Though 2D wall art is popular, 3D wall art made of multiple layers of material could create some amazing and eye-catching results. Following are some 3D laser-cut wall art projects that provide more visual depth and imagination. Its creation is also relatively simple as you only need to cut one layer at a time and stuck them together to create a 3D object but it does require extra patience and care. The third project uses different colors for each layer and adds some LED lights to create fabulous artwork for home decoration.
Wall clock with unique designs could be another great idea for home improvements. If you have no ideas where to start, your hobbies could be a great inspiration for your wall art ideas. The gamepad and the Beatles wall clock are great instances to use personal interests for home decoration.
Many prefer to use laser cut and engraved map wall art for home decoration. You can choose either to cut out part of the map or engrave the map of a city on a wood piece or use multiple layers to build a 3D city map wall art project.
Wall art panels could be another great choice for house decoration. You can use a single panel of amazing scenery or a panel set to split one image into a few parts as per your reference. The theme and topic however are not limited to the scenery but are more of a personal choice.
As mentioned in our previous post, photoengraving is one of the most popular gift ideas of all time, but it’s more than that. A photoengraving wall with a collection of good memories could be the most attractive place in a house as each photo records an important and happy moment of one’s life. It’s a fascinating story made of interesting moments.
Laser cutout letters are also a popular wall art decoration idea. Your favorite quote, informational sign, or funny quotes could all be the inspiration for wall art ideas. Instead of a single line of words, you may already find some restaurants or bars that use a wall of words to create a unique appealing decoration design.
There are many laser cutters on the market with different technology and price ranges. Fiber, CO2, and diode laser are the three major laser technologies. The former is famous for its high costs, the second for its high costs of maintenance and the last for its low costs and great performance in DIY projects. Advantages and disadvantages of each technology could be found in our previous posts “Which laser cutter & engraver to buy?“. As for laser-cut wall art projects, a diode laser cutter would be our number one choice because a powerful diode laser cutter could handle most projects and generate pretty good results with relatively low costs. Among all laser cutters from Two Trees, TS2 is so far the best laser cutter for wall art projects. Besides, TwoTrees 20W laser engravers, such as TTS-20 Pro and TS2 20W are selected as the best desktop laser cutter in 2023 by TechnicalTrendy because our product is good quality and cost-effective than others.
As we all know 5.5W is the highest power of a laser diode on the market and for a very long time, 5.5W is the power limit for a laser cutter machine and that’s also the reason why most diode laser machine on the market is of 5.5W laser power. However, Two Trees TS2 and TS3 use a unique technology to focus lasers from two separated laser diodes into one 10W laser light to get optimized cutting and engraving capacity. There are also diode laser machines that are claimed to be 40W or 90W, it usually refers to the input power instead of the laser power, so you might need to pay extra attention to the power rating while choosing the machine.
Except for its ultra-powerful laser settings, TS2 uses LD+FAC+C-lens technology to generate ultra-thin laser light with an engraving accuracy of 0.01mm. What’s more, the unique technology also provides a laser spot of the same size in the horizontal and vertical directions. In a word, the laser cutter gets much cleaner, thinner, smoother, deeper cuts.
TS2 is also the one with the largest engraving area among all Two Trees laser machines. Its open structure also allows users to lift up the machine for objects of larger sizes.
Safety is one of our top concerns when designing new models and we put a lot of work and ideas into this model to improve the safety of users. The first safety procedure is the flame detector, once any flame is detected, the fire alarm would be triggered to send instant warming to users. Apart from the flame detector, the control box is designed with an emergency stop switch which enables users to turn off the machine with a single push and rotate the switch in the clockwise direction would restart the machine. What’s more, if the working laser stays at the same position for over 10 seconds, the laser would automatically turn off in case the accumulated heat starts a fire. At last but not least, the machine is also built with an integrated gyroscope detector and once the machine is tilted for over 15 degrees, the laser machine would also turn off automatically.
For wall art home decoration projects, there is a great chance that you might need to work on multiple materials thus choosing one with wide material support would be a very important factor to consider. TS2 with its 10W powerful settings could easily cut, engraver, or etch on materials including wood, plastic, paper, leather, bamboo, paper, alumina, stainless steel, chevron, acrylic, glass, etc.
Air assist has already an essential accessory for laser cutter or engraver machines and plays a really important role to improve performance for laser cutting or engraving. Improving performance, increasing speed, and bringing more safety to users are the main advantages of an air assist system and it won’t dig a hole in your wallet. Thus if you already get one laser machine, I can hardly think of any reason not to get one. For more information on air assist, you may check our previous post “Ultimate Guide On Air Assist for Laser Cutter & Engraver“. TS2 is built with a pre-installed air nozzle and Two Trees also provides an optional air pump kit for users.
Another amazing feature of TS2 is its auto-focus settings. Though our rotary switch on top of the laser module allows users to adjust the focal length more easily than most laser machines from other brands, beginner users may still have doubts and might take extra time to adjust the focus to the perfect position. The auto-focus features on the other hand allow users to set the cut thickness on laser software based on different operation models (engraving or cutting), materials, and material thicknesses. Once set the value on the laser module, the machine would automatically adjusts the focus to achieve optimized performance.
TS2 also supports offline operation via WIFI or TF card. The latest motherboard allows users to connect their mobile phones, pads, or web application of laptops to the machine and operate the laser machine from wireless devices. The extra bonus for the wireless connection function is that you can cut or engrave files directly from your phone storage or sketch.
LaserGRBL and Lightburn are the two most popular laser software for laser engraving community members. LaserGRBL is free software with basic functions and features and Lightburn is paid software with advanced features. If you are not sure which one fits you, you could try both software and then decide which one to use (Lightburn also provides a 30-day trial). You may also get a discount for Lightburn when you purchased our laser machine with the software in our official store.
To start creating your own laser-cut wall art projects, you might need to prepare a laser-cut file that is ready to print, get a reliable machine, and choose the ideal materials for the projects. It’s not an easy job and requires extra effort to practice your skills with a laser machine, fortunately, you can always find sources and video tutorials for the information needed to get the work done and the result would reward all your hard work.
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