Arts & Crafts

Attention to detail and individuality characterise your products. With a Trotec laser engraving machine, virtually any design can be reproduced onto a wide variety of materials. Lettering, logos, images, and even photos can be added to your products using a Trotec laser.

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Suitable materials for laser processing

  • Acrylic, TroGlass
  • Wood
  • Felt
  • Textiles
  • Paper
  • Wax
  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Card and cardboard
  • Ceramic
  • Carble
  • Leather
  • Base metals
  • Plastics
  • Stainless steel

Ideas for laser cutting arts and crafts

Transform your creative ideas into amazing art and craft projects with a Trotec laser cutter.

Examples of laser-engraved crafts


With Trotec laser engraving and laser cutting machines, you can apply individual designs onto a single piece or an entire series of products. Whether you or another workshop created the design, you can combine long-standing traditional crafts with innovative technology.


  • Wood or acrylic pendants
  • Wooden houses
  • Wooden figurines
  • Candle holders
  • Decorative garden stakes
  • Felt accessories
  • Ceramics
  • Decorations
  • Gold and silver jewellery
  • Tools
  • Watches
  • Glass art
  • Greeting cards and gift vouchers
  • Decorative items
  • Home and garden accessories
  • Pottery
  • Clothing
  • Gift items
  • Glass beads

Why buy a laser machine for engraving and cutting handicraft products?

Add value through customisation, accuracy, and uniqueness 
Make each item unique; engrave designs, photos, images or names. Fulfil even more customer requests using the flexibility and speed of the laser machine and increase profitability. Provide additional services through personalised gifts. The contactless processing not only saves preparation time, but also allows processing of ultra-thin materials.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Fine tool

  • No wear of the laser beam due to material processing
  • No costs for new tools compared to traditional engraving

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with particularly long service life

Profitable engraving

  • Margin increase through cost-efficient personalisation
  • Generate more profit through additional services

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

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

Contactless processing

  • No time-consuming fixation of material in contrast to traditional engraving methods

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • Multi-functional table concept for easy handling

Maximum flexibility

  • A wide variety of materials such as acrylic and PLEXIGLAS®, wood, felt, textiles, paper, wax, glass, stone, cardboard, ceramics, marble, leather, base metals, plastics, stainless steel can be processed with one device without complicated preparation.

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • Speedy flexx series: Use two laser sources in one machine without having to manually change the laser source, lenses or focus.

Easy digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in the normal graphics program and sent to the laser via the “Print” command

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam from material processing
  • No costs for new tools compared to traditional engraving methods

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • CeramiCore laser sources with particularly long service life

Consistent quality

  • Recurring materials and jobs are stored in a materials database
  • Perfect engraving and cutting results on every job
  • Simple post-production

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • JobControl® laser software materials database

Production costs and time are always under control

  • With the job time calculator, you can calculate the estimated engraving and cutting times even before the start of the laser process. This simplifies your production planning and the calculation of your engraving and cutting costs.
  • The Trotec software also records your completed jobs.

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive
"The quality of the machines and support is second to none. The support that Trotec offers is something that made us decide to go with Trotec and we aren't disappointed. Using the machine is so simple, we are really impressed with the ease of use and the quality of its output."
- Sabella Tilley - Treetop Treasures -

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Laser FAQ's

Can metal be engraved with a CO2 as well as a fiber laser?

When marking metal with CO2 lasers, a special paste or spray must be applied to the workpiece and dried before laser processing. The marking is burned into the metal with the laser. After laser processing, the residue of the paste or spray must be washed off. For this process, a lot of energy is required; so the laser must move at an appropriately low speed. On some metals, high contrast can be achieved using this process, but it should be noted that not all metals are suitable for paste or spray marking. The necessary pastes or sprays can be costly and the process time-consuming. Metal can be directly marked with a fiber laser. A distinction is made between engraving, annealing marking and coating ablation. The Speedy flexx series of laser machines 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 lens or the focus. The patented JobControl® laser software makes this possible: Simply assign the desired laser source to each colour within the graphic.

Can I achieve the same processing results on all materials?

Synthetic fabrics respond very well to processing, as they often contain plastics or polyester. The laser beam melts polyester in a controlled manner, providing fiber-free, sealed edges. Laser processing organic fabrics such as cotton and linen produces a brownish discoloured cutting edge, similar to laser processed wood. This effect can be partially compensated by selecting the right lens and laser parameters and using compressed air.

Cast acrylic vs acrylic?

Acrylic can be laser engraved and cut. The slightly more expensive cast acrylic ('gs') allows you to achieve crystal-clear cut edges and white engraving. In order to obtain a quality cut, the laser speed should be reduced. As a rule of thumb, a minimum of 10 W of laser power should be applied per mm of material thickness for a high-quality cut in one run. Laser cutting of extruded acrylic ('ex') also produces crystal clear edges, but with a small burr. Extruded acrylic requires less laser power for cutting, but it is difficult to engrave. Acrylic is prone to flaming if the gases caused during laser processing are not removed efficiently, making a high-performance exhaust system essential. A laser-engraving machine must never operate unsupervised.

Does wood burn during laser processing?

Yes. Wood lasering is a sublimation process. However, this result is often desirable. Accurate focusing, selection of the appropriate parameters, use of suitable optics and supply of compressed air allow you to achieve high quality cutting and engraving results. Dust forms during laser processing, which can be seen as smoke. For wood processing, we recommend the use of an efficient extraction system, allowing you to achieve perfect engraving and cutting results. In addition, the service life of your laser device is extended. Extraction with maximum flow rate is essential when it comes to wood processing with a laser machine.

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