Created this for our first commercial client. Double-sided round tokens to be handed out to customers and a slide top box with their logo on it to hold the tokens.
The double-sided round tokens presents an issue to make on the GF so after making 100+ of these I figured I would share what I have learned. These were created in horizontal strips of 10 all keyed together with a tab in the center. The first “star” side was engraved by varying the power for the different sections, with the more shallow engraved section being the entire circle minus the star, that went untouched. The second engraving was more powerful, for a deeper engrave, that only hit the “spokes” for that layer. This method kept the design more simplistic and fixed the issue of having thin lines between the two depths. The added bonus was that it produced a color difference that can be seen. After the engravings, the strip of 10 was cut out with the tabs that keeps everything aligned and then the whole row was flipped over the vertical axis. This allowed for us to easily align the back side. The engraving was done on the back and then the tokens were cut free from their tabs. Lesson learned towards the end was to flip the row back over to the front to make the final tab cuts. Doing this removed the effect of the angle the laser cut has, unfortunate it was learned at the end and many tokens have an exaggerated angle on the edge for the tab cuts.
The slide top box was created using the Inkscape Tabbed Box Maker and then modifying the output from that extension.
Tokens: Proofgrade maple plywood
Star Side: 1000/60 & 1000/80
$2 Side: 1000/90
Slide Top Box: Proofgrade Draftboard
Logo: Same settings for star and Proofgrade for the text