Wooden Pen Holder

Feel free to use our template and instructions to create this elegant wooden pen holder.

All the engraving materials are available from Trotec. Browse our range here.


You Will Need:

  • 1 sheet solid wood maple 300 x 100 x 5mm
  • Extra material to cover the engraving table (e.g. scrap paper)
  • Pens and business cards

Machine Used:

You are free to use any machine from the Speedy series for this project.


Be sure to check the thickness of your chosen material prior to starting and adapt the kerf if you need to.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import/Create design template

Create your own design or feel free to use our template. (You are also welcome to tweak our template to fit your needs)


You can adapt the diameter of each hole depending on the pens you wish to use.

Send the job to the laser machine with the following print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser Process

Adjust the parameter settings within the laser software. These parameters can differ depending on what machine you are using and it's power:

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Creasing: red Cut CO2 7 1 1000
Cutting: red Cut CO2 100 1.6 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -


We used the standard parameters from JobControl® for 5 mm solid maple.

Step 3: Cleaning and assembly

Take the wood out of the laser and wipe it with a damp cloth. Then you only need to attach the two pieces together.

Now, your pen holder is ready for use!


  • Get creative! You can make this pen holder out of any other materials you want, and maybe try some different shapes!
  • It's easy to produce the pen holder in advance and personalise them as you need to.


Download template

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