Laser Engraving Stone

Laser engraving on granite, marble, slate or pebble stones
Laser engraving on stone offers incredible design options, and with a laser engraving machine from Trotec, even detailed photographs and graphics can be realised.

Stone types suitable for
laser engraving:

Ceramic Granite
Marble Natural stone
Pebble stones Slate





  Material overview


How does laser engraving on stone work?
Laser engraving melts the surface of the stone and works directly on the material, so there's no need for producing a stencil.

What types of stones can be engraved with the laser?
Laser engraving on stone is particularly suited for polished natural stones like granite, marble or slate. The more homogeneous and fine-grained the stone, the better the results produced by stone engraving. But thanks to their smooth surface, even pebble stones can be etched well with the laser. White marble is also ideal for engraving, on which the laser engraving machine can produce a continuous white stone engraving.

What effect can I achieve on stone?
Laser engraving on stone can be compared to a sort of 'matting' of the material. Deep engraving is not possible as the laser beam melts the material, making the result almost invisible. You'll get the best results when engraving stone can be achieved on large surfaces or grayscale images.

In practice, typical applications for laser engraving on stone include tombstones, paperweights or decorations. Special, laser-engravable stone tiles are also available.

Is it also possible to cut stone with the laser?
Unfortunately, cutting stone with the laser is not possible.

What other materials can I process?
Stone engraving is performed with a CO2 laser, which can also be used for engraving or etching a wide range of other materials. This includes wood, glass, rubber, acrylic and plexiglass, plastics, leather, paper, textiles or foams.

Contact us if you require more information about laser engraving stone.

What our customers are saying

names on gifts Walsall "​It’s easier to tell you what we don’t do with our Trotec laser than what we do—it’s so versatile! Everything to do with the machine has been good, and we have no complaints at all."
​Dave Cooke, owner of Names on Gifts​ (Walsall, UK)

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