Learn more on how to use Ador’s printing module and the process of creating artwork with it. Laser cutters have become invaluable tools for small businesses and studios seeking to personalise products. They expand the range of possibilities, allowing products to stand out as unique and more appealing to customers.
Laser cutters have become invaluable tools for small businesses and studios seeking to personalise products. They expand the range of possibilities, allowing products to stand out as unique and more appealing to customers. Various personalisation techniques are achievable with a laser cutter, including custom logo engraving and model assembly. By selecting the appropriate personalization method, you can ensure the creation of durable and long-lasting custom artwork. While these techniques are prominent, they represent just a fraction of what’s possible.
Quick guide to the Ador printing add-on module
This is where Ador steps in, offering a new dimension of personalised creativity. Ador is equipped with three interchangeable, high-quality modules: a diode laser, an infrared laser, and a printing module. This versatility empowers creators to not only cut and engrave a wide range of materials but also to add vibrant colours to their projects, elevating the level of craftsmanship and innovation.
As crafters are already well-acquainted with laser cutting and engraving techniques, our focus will shift to Ador’s Printing Module, which has garnered significant interest. Join us as we explore the functionality of this printing module, demonstrating its capabilities and the impressive results it achieves on various materials.
What type of ink is used for the Ador printing module?
Ador uses Eco Solvent Ink, featuring CMYK in four colours. This ink is versatile, and suitable for printing on a wide array of materials such as wood, bamboo, cardboard, fabric, and canvas, among others. Applying a primer is essential for porous surfaces to ensure proper ink adhesion.
The designated software for Ador is our reliable friend Beam Studio, which has been updated to accommodate the new printing function of Ador. Beam Studio now offers enhanced capabilities, allowing users to tweak both parameter and ink settings for the Printing module. It enables precise adjustment of ink output tailored to specific design files and also allows for direct modification of gradients and sharpness within Beam Studio, aligning with your individual preferences.
Step 1: Place Material & Auto Focus
Ador features an expansive workspace measuring 430mm x 300mm, with a depth of 30mm, providing ample room to broaden your creative scope. Ensure that your materials do not exceed these dimensions. Additionally, for lighter materials, it's advisable to use paper tape for stabilization to prevent them from being displaced by the airflow from the air assist during the operation of the printing module. Afterward, click twice to auto focus the material.
Step 2: Camera Preview
Ador comes with an 8MP high-resolution camera, enabling you to quickly preview your materials with just one click. Once you've previewed your materials, position your image on them. The printing module will then precisely print on the area where you've placed your image.
Step 3: Parameter Setting
Once you've previewed the material, you have the option to fine-tune the desired ink output. You can also divide the image into CMYK's four layers and modify the gradient and curves using Beam Studio's sidebar. After making these adjustments, simply click 'Start' to transmit the file to the machine.
Step 4: Change Ink
Ador is equipped with individual ink cartridges in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. For coloured prints, just switch out the cartridge as needed. Additionally, Beam Studio will prompt you with a pop-up notification to remind you when it's time to change the inks.
4 Steps Simple Creation
Finish your artwork effortlessly in just four easy steps to bring your personalized project to life with vibrancy.