Ball-point pen display

Step-by-Step instructions and templates

Use our template below to make this counter display. Just adapt the dimensions of your pens and start production.
The engraving materials are available at Trotec. (Browse our product range for more information.)


Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 100 Watt
  • 2" lens

For this sample you can use a Speedy 360 or Speedy 400 laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design into your graphic program and change it according to your requirements.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Black & White  

Step 2: Laser process

Cut all parts out of MDF using the aluminum cutting grid table. Next, cut and engrave the acrylic on the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table to avoid back reflections on the material. Finally, cut the letters out of TroLase Lights.

Laser Parameters:

Material Color Process Power (%) Speed (%)
MDF red Cut CO2 100 0.5
Acrylic red Cut CO2 95 1
TroLase Lights red Cut CO2 17 2
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1000 1 on - -
1000 1 off - -
1000 1 off - -


  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® optimized for speed
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean all parts using a damp cloth. Glue the two MDF parts together and add the acrylic piece on top. Make sure that all pieces are positioned precisely on top of each other. Use an angle stop if necessary to avoid shifting of the parts. Next, glue the letters made of TroLase Lights on the acrylic. Finally, insert the stands into the slots at the back of the display.


Instead of the adhesive letters, you can directly engrave on the acrylic.


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