engraved mirror

Laser engraved

Step by step guide

Turn a simple mirror into a unique and creative decorative piece with your Trotec laser solution. You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to the applications you can perform with these machines.


Required material

  • Mirror
  • Acrylic lacqueur

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 100 flexx
  • fiber laser
  • 30 watts


  • Use the 2.85 inch flexx lens or
  • 3.2 inch fiber lens

Step by Step

Step 1 - Setup & Engraving

Place the mirror inside the bed of your laser machine with the mirror side facing up, place the mirror to the top left of the laser bed. Once in place send across "print" your design or pattern to your Trotec laser with the fiber laser selected for engraving. Glass does not react with the fiber laser, and so only the mirror layer is removed by the laser. The glass itself is not scratched because it reacts only to the wavelength of the CO₂ laser source.

Step 2 - Cleaning

The cleaning afterwards is very easy because the erosion and dust of the engraving lands on the table under the mirror and not on the mirror itself.

Step 3 - Painting

Apply acrylic lacquer to the back of the mirror and spread over all engraved areas. Once dry the paint will show through the mirror layer where it has been engraved with your design.

Laser Settings

Speed: 10 %
Power: 100 %
Resolution: 50.000 ppi/Hz