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Laser Cutting-Perforated Bookmarks

January 9, 2024


Let’s make unique laser-cut wooden bookmarks! Besides engraving, cutting is another great laser technique for innovation. The Nova Cutter can process wood and many other materials for tremendous creativity. Cutting not only shapes exteriors into unique patterns but also pierces interior voids for distinctive designs. This time, Nova combined etching and cutting to design novel hollowed-out bookmarks.

Machine Used

Nova 35 80w

Material Needed

  • A plywood board
  • A bottle of wood wax oil
  • A towel


  • Cutting Speed:50mm/s
  • Cutting Power:65%
  • Engraving Speed:500mm/s
  • Engraving Power:30%
  • DPI:335DPI

Step 1

Import the file into LightBurn, adjust the size, position, and settings. Check out to ensure everything is in order.
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Step 2

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Once everything is set, click ‘Print’ to initiate your laser machine’s operation.

Step 3

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Take out the pre-cut bookmarks and proceed with polishing to remove any irregular or rough surfaces.

Step 4

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After sanding, drip a few drops of wood wax oil onto the bookmark.

Step 5

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Apply wood wax oil to the surface of the bookmark using a cloth or towel, treating the wood surface to enhance its color and appearance.

Come and Try!

Bookmarks make our reading more interesting. As your fingers glide over its custom edges and perforations, you’ll connect deeper with the joy of reading. The bookmark’s inventive cutout motifs demonstrate laser precision and imagination simultaneously.

When not in use, your bookmark transitions from function to artform. Let its intricate hollow forms display on your desk or shelf as an emblem of your passions. With lasers facilitating personalized craftsmanship, transform ordinary reading accessories into extraordinary statements!

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