Laser engraving awards and trophies

Laser engraving prizes

trophy engraving with laser

Plastic types suitable for laser marking

With Trotec laser engraving machines, laser engraving awards, trophies, prizes and cases will be more efficient. Laser etching virtually any design including text, logos, images or photos can be done with the laser on a wide variety of materials and surface finishes in great detail. Impress clients with your own designs made of acrylic, cuts made with a Trotec laser produce a clear edge without the need for additional processing.

Materials suitable for laser engraving

  • Acrylic and Plexiglas®
  • Acrylic films
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Marble
  • Leather
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Textiles

Laser Engraving and Paint-Filling Trophy

See how we reverse laser engrave the back of an acrylic trophy. Many of our clients engrave acrylic to a sharp white contrast that leaves the paint invisible on the other side. Here you see a technique on how to properly create a reverse engraving and actually see the Rub 'n Buff paint! Laser engraving trophy recognition awards will make it stand out and look more professional.

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Application examples for laser engraving awards

With the versatile Trotec laser systems, laser engraving trophy prizes and award engraving will make valuable, individual trophies into honorary prizes and inexpensive signs.

Application examples

  • Awards
  • Trophies
  • Plaques
  • Plate engraving
  • Medal engraving
  • Business awards
  • Commemorative plaques
  • Commemorative plates
  • Signs
  • Keychains
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Why should I buy a laser for trophy engraving?

Trotec Engraving Lasers are always ready to be used for trophy engraving. Non-contact processing saves tool or grinding costs you would accrue with milling cutters. Meet even more customer requirements and generate greater profits by using the flexibility of the laser to offer additional services like personalization and individual packaging.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Profitable engraving

  • improve your cost margin through cost effective customization

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 3.55 m/sec and an acceleration of 5 g

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming fixating of materials in comparison to milling cutters
  • No warping of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Maximum flexibility

  • Various materials, such as acrylic and Plexiglas®, glass, anodized aluminum, plastic, wood, textiles, leather, marble and metal can be processed with a single device without time-consuming preparatory works

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy flexx series: Two laser sources in a single device - there is no need to manually change the laser source, lenses or focus.

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command
  • Time-consuming programming is not required, unlike with milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

Fine tools

  • Precise shapes can be cut

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam quality

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam due to material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Consistent quality

  • Recurring materials and jobs are stored in a materials database
  • Perfect results for every job
  • Uncomplicated post production

 Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software materials database

Always have costs and time in your sight

  • With the engraving time calculator, you can calculate the estimated engraving and cutting duration before you even start the laser. This helps in your production planning and the calculation of your engraving and cutting costs.
  • In addition, the Trotec software tracks your completed jobs; as a result, post-processing calculations are also a breeze.

 Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive.
"We purchased our first Trotec 8 years ago. We’re very pleased with the results and speed as compared to our other traditional equipment. With this speed and reliability, the decision was easy for which laser to buy the 2nd and 3rd time!"
- Dave White - owner of Mementos Unlimited Inc. -
"Our experience with Trotec Laser has been exceptional: the staff are professional, considerate and a pleasure to do business with. Trotec is a cornerstone to our business as it provides responsive service and reliable products at competitive prices."
- Roger Manhao - Owner of Richmond Recognition -
"We engrave many products made from many different materials, so we need a versatile machine. Our Trotec engraves quickly and produces a very high quality result. We’re also very satisfied with the flexibility of the Job Control software."
- Joe Szymczyk - owner of Action Trophy & Engravin -
"We've had our Trotec laser machine for a number of years now. We can say it's the best laser we've ever used. It works really well in a production environment when have to do multiple awards at the same time. The machine is a work horse, it can go night and day without any issues. We are very happy with the purchase."
- Jim Stevenson - St. John's Trophies Ltd. -

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Tips for laser engraving trophy cups

Can metal be engraved with a CO2 laser, too?

When marking with CO2 lasers, it is necessary to apply a special paste or spray, which must be applied to the workpiece and dried before the laser process. The marking is burned into the metal with the laser. After the laser process, the residues of the paste or spray must be washed off. For this operation, a lot of energy is required; thus, the laser must be moved at an appropriately low speed. On some metals, high contrast can be achieved by using this process, while it should be noted that not all metals are suitable for paste or spray marking. The necessary pastes or sprays are very expensive, and the whole process is very time-consuming. Metal can be directly marked with a fiber laser. A distinction is made between engraving, annealing marking, and coating ablation. The devices of the Speedy flexx series are equipped with a CO2and a fiber laser. Use both laser sources in a single job without having to manually change the laser source, the lenses or the focus. The patented JobControl® laser software makes it possible: Simply assign the desired laser source to each color of the graphic.

Acrylic is not the same as acrylic?

Acrylic can be laser-engraved and -cut. The slightly more expensive cast acrylic (“gs”) enables crystal-clear cut edges and white engraving. However, in order to obtain a quality cut, the speed should be reduced. As a rule of thumb, a minimum of 10 W of laser power should be applied per mm of material thickness for a high-quality cut in one run. Laser cutting of extruded acrylic (“ex”) also produces crystal clear edges, but with a small burr. Extruded acrylic requires less laser power for cutting, but it is rather difficult to engrave. Acrylic is prone to flaming if the gases caused by the laser process are not removed efficiently; a high-performance exhaust system is therefore essential. Furthermore, the laser-engraving machine must never run without supervision.