Wooden pen holder

Wooden pen holder

Learn how to make this creative desk pen holder with the help of our template and instructions. 
All the materials we used are available at Trotec www.engraving-supplies.ca


Required material
  • 1 sheet Solid Wood Maple 11.75" x 3.9", 3/16"
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)
  • Pens and business cards
Machine used

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.


Check the thickness of the material before you start and adapt the kerf if necessary.

Wooden Pen Holder


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Step by step

Step 1

Step 1: Import /create design template

To make this desk holder you can either create your own design or use our template. (Feel free to adjust our template to meet your requirements.)


You can adapt the diameter of the holes depending on the pens you want to insert.

Send the job to the laser using the following print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first
Step 2

Step 2: Laser Process

Adjust the parameter settings in your laser software. The suggested parameters can differ depending on the machine used and the laser power:

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Creasing: red cut CO2 7 1 1000
Cutting: red cut CO2 100 1.6 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -


We used the standard parameters from JobControl® for 5 mm solid maple.

Step 3

Step 3: Cleaning and assembly

Take your wood pieces from the laser and clean it with a damp cloth. To assemble it, simply put together the two parts.

There you have it, a great desk accessory that is ready to be sold to customers! 


  • Let your creativity flow and make this pen holder out of different materials or use different shapes.
  • You can produce the pen holder in advance and add the individualized engraving for your customers when needed.

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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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