unique glasses engraved with a trotec laser

Laser engraved
wedding glass

Step by step guide

This tutorial will show you how to enhance the appearance of simple glasses with a custom engraving for weddings and other special events.


Preparation

Required material

  • Rotary attachment
  • Champagne glass
  • Paper towel
  • A sponge or a spray and some water

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 300
  • 80 watts
  • 2.0 inch lens

Tip:

Use a 2 inch lens instead of a 1.5 inch lens to prevent cracking in the glass.


Step by Step

Step 1: Mount the rotary attachment

To mount the rotary attachment and plug it in, the laser has to be switched off. After that you can switch on the laser and put the prepared glass into the rotary attachment.


Step 2: Prepare the glass

To prepare the glass you will need a paper towel, some water and a sponge or a spray. To prevent the glass from splintering, apply a moist paper towel to the surface. The easiest way to do this, is by using a sponge or a spray. Make sure that there are no air bubbles or wrinkles in order to get a perfect result.


Step 3: Put the glass into the rotary attachment

Put your prepared glass into the rotary attachment and make sure that it is firmly attached. If your glass is conical, adjust the inclination angle until the surface you want to engrave is positioned parallel to the worktable.


Step 4: Engrave your glass

Import the PDF file into Corel Draw, customize it as you like or take your own design and send it to the laser. Make sure that you have activated the rotary attachment and entered the diameter of the glass in the properties dialog.

Used engraving parameters:

Power: 100% - Speed: 60% - Frequency: 500 ppi - Air Assist: OFF