Can any type of laminate be used for laser engraving?
There are various laminates, some suitable only for laser engraving or only for milling. Only laminates suitable for engraving may be used with the laser. Trotec offers a broad range of laser and engraving materials.
What should be kept in mind when it comes to laser engraving laminate?
For laser engraving laminate, the use of a vacuum table is recommended, which fixates the laminate on the table during the engraving process. The thinner the topcoat of the laminate, the faster this layer can be ablated.
Laminates – engraving from bottom to top
Engrave laminates from the bottom up, so dust is extracted upwards and the top layer is not discolored. In JobControl® under “Platte” [Plate] → “Platte einstellen” [Set plate] you can specify the edge where the laser should start the engraving.