Laser engraved photo frame

In this tutorial you will learn how to laser engrave an individual design on a wooden photo frame.

Laser engraving for wedding decoration


Required material
  • 1 photo frame, solid wood
Machine used

Further personalize your design to suit your customer's needs.

Laser engraved photo frame


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Step by step

Trotec print settings for photo frame engraving
Step 1

Step 1: Import design

You can use our graphic as a template to create your own individual design for the photo frame out of solid wood. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color -
Laser engraving of glass and wood in one step
Step 2

Step 2: Laser engraving the photo frame

Lay the photo frame on the bed of your Trotec laser machine. Make sure the areas to be engraved are flat because you will be engraving both the wooden frame and glass in one pass (note you will also need to position a distance holder due to the leg on the back of the frame). Focus on the glass.

As we engrave materials with height differences you must calculate the z-Offset. In our case we put an offset value of +7 mm as the height difference between the two materials is 7 mm. Please note the parameters can vary depending the machine you are using and available laser power.

Laser Parameters Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Dark engraving (wood) Black Engrave CO2 35 50 500
Light engraving (wood) Red Engrave CO2 10 50 500
Engraving (glass) Blue Engrave CO2 40 50 500
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Dark engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Light engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Engraving (glass) 1 On - -


You can use leftovers of acrylic or MDF for the distance holders. Cut them in circles or cross-shapes.

Laser engraving of wooden photo frame
Step 3

Step 3: Cleaning

Clean the photo frames with a damp cloth and remove dust residue. Your photo frame is ready for display.

Engraved photo frame as wedding decoration


Why not create a collection of different frames for weddings? You can create a keepsake frame for the wedding menu, seating plan or simply use as a wedding gift.

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Questions about applications or settings?
We're happy to advise you from A for Air assist to Z for z-offset.

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