When you place a workpiece in a Trotec laser, you are actually placing it on a processing table. While the type of table usually does not matter when engraving materials, it will impact cutting results and efficiency.
With regards to cut quality, certain processing tables are specially designed to prevent the laser beam from cutting through a workpiece and reflecting onto its reverse side. A table's design can also prevent cutouts from falling into the laser's dustpan. Thus, you can simply remove the pieces from the table's surface when processing is complete. Additionally, in the case of thin materials such as paper, Trotec offers a vaccuum table to keep your workpieces in place during laser processing.