sign made of plastic and acrylic

Multi Layer sign
laminates and acrylics

One sign, four layers, different sign making techniques. Engraving and cutting is combined with multi layer technique and dimensional lettering. Use backlit with LEDs to put the sign in the best perspective.


Required material
Used Trotec Laser
  • Speedy 360
  • 100 watts
  • 2 inch lens and 2.5 inch lens


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Step by step

Step 1

Step 1:

Open the file "Multi-layer-sign" in your graphics software, then send it to the laser. Settings for speed and laser power may vary depending on the machine used.

Black (engraving)

Power: 60%, Speed: 100%, Resolution: 500dpi, Air Assist: On, Z-offset: +1mm


Use reverse engraving to protect your materials from dust and keep them clean.

Step 2

Step 2:

Red (cutting)

  • 1/8" Acrylics

    Power: 40%, Speed: 0.2%, Frequency: 20 000Hz, Air Assist: On
  • 1/4" Acrylics

    Vector marking: Power: 10%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 2000Hz, Air Assist: On
    Cutting: Power: 95%, Speed: 0.2%, Frequency: 20 000Hz, Z-offset: -2 mm, Air Assist: On
  • 3/8" Acrylics

    Cutting: Power: 95%, Speed: 0.1%, Frequency: 20 000Hz, Z-offset: -3 mm, Air Assist: On
Sign laminates acrylics
Step 3


  • Use the 2 inch lens for engraving the laminate and for cutting 1/8" acrylics
  • For cutting acrylics of 1/4" or 3/8" thickness use the 2.5 inch lens and keep in mind that a good exhaust is very important for perfect results,
  • Proper preparation is the secret: Prepare the layers with double-sided adhesive tape, then the assembling only takes a few minutes.
  • Help yourself: Engraving the baseplate and the laminate helps for the correct positioning.
  • Mounting a top layer on the 3/8" acrylics creates a visual multidimensional effect.
  • Be creative! Post your sign ideas on our Facebook Page!

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Questions about applications or settings?
We're happy to advise you from A for Air assist to Z for z-offset.

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