Signage for indoor and outdoor use

Materials suitable for laser engraving signs

Any design can be brought to life when laser engraving plaques, whether they are filigree motifs or complex designs. Trotec laser engraving machines are particularly suitable for processing a wide variety of materials, for series production or a single piece. Quickly and cost-effectively offer name tag engraving, create signage for indoor and outdoor use, make door plates or offer additional services, for example individual "dog tag" engravings.

Materials suitable for laser engraving signs

  • Laminates
  • Acrylic
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Stone
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Textile
  • Stainless steel
  • Engraved brass plate
  • Engraved badge

Hopewell Works - Custom fabrication studio

Learn more about what you can accomplish with our laser machines from our customer Hopewell Works out of Vancouver, BC - a fabrication studio specializing in short-run manufacturing, movie sets and brand environments.

Laser Cut Signs from Acrylic and ADA Signage Material

In this video we show how laser cut signs are created using some Acrylic and ADA signage material in our new showroom. We've done the kiss-cut method on acrylic, check out the video to see how we did them.

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Application examples for laser engraving signs and plaques


With a laser you can create long-lasting labels and markings. Unusual shapes render your final product interesting and high quality. From a simple rectangular shield to complex contours and labels, a single piece or a small series, laser engraving plaques and signs is all possible with a Trotec laser system .

  • Indoor and outdoor signage
  • Nameplates
  • Trophy marking
  • Safety signs
  • Signage
  • Advertising signs
  • Functional labels
  • Labels
  • Control panels
  • Industrial engravings, dataplates
signage with laser machine

Why should I buy a laser for laser engraving signs?

A universal tool for all materials - bigger turnover due to additional business: A Trotec laser system is the universal tool for a variety of materials. By laser engraving plaques and signs yourself, you can extend your product range and create more profit with new product ideas. Unique pieces, small and large series can be implemented cost-effectively to create laser cut signs. Non-contact processing saves time and money and lets you process the thinnest materials.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Efficient and cost-effective engraving

  • Complex contours and labels
  • Unusual shapes

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5 g

Best engraving and cutting results

  • Crystal clear edges when cutting acrylic
  • Filigree designs

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Resulting gases and particles are efficiently removed and filtered by the Trotec extraction systems

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming tooling of the machine
  • No warping of the material due to clamping jaws

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and simply sent to the printer via the printer command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently

Fine tools

  • Small fonts and finest details can be engraved
  • One tool for all tasks

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and beam quality

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam results from the material processing

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

"We have had our Trotec lasers for a number of years, and they run almost constantly with very little maintenance. The engraving quality is excellent and our customers are very pleased with the final product result."
- Brian Watson - owner of Watson's Engraving & Signs -
"We utilize our laser to engrave lamacoid signs, tactile material and acrylic lettering. The machine size is perfect for our jobs and it was easy to learn. I recommend a Trotec Laser for any sign company looking for a reliable machine."
- Diane Henderson - franchisee owner of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. -
"We were in the market for a large format engraver, and after careful consideration for the best laser system for our needs, we chose the Speedy 500. It was only one of few with the i-cut camera system. We are very happy with the machine"
- Nasir Hemani - President of Rapid Signs Corp. -

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Tips for marking metal

Can metal be engraved with a CO2 laser, too?

The devices of the Speedy flexx series are equipped with a CO2 and 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.

Laminates – from bottom to top

Engrave laminates from the bottom up, so dust is extracted upwards and the top layer is not discolored.

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