Laser engraving awards and trophies

Trophy engraving

Plastic types suitable for laser marking

Personalise awards, trophies, prizes or cases quickly and easily with Trotec laser engraving machines. Virtually any design including text, logos, images or photos can be engraved in great detail with the laser on a wide variety of materials and surface finishes. When laser engraving awards and trophies the engravings are clear and have clean edges without the need for additional processing.

Laser engraving awards and trophies: Suitable materials

  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic films
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Marble
  • Leather
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Textiles


Example applications: Trophy engraving

With a versatile Trotec laser engraving machine, engraving awards and trophies is a quick and easy process. Create valuable, individual trophies and honorary prizes as well as produce inexpensive signs for standard trophies.

Application examples

  • Awards
  • Trophies
  • Medals
  • Plaques
  • Business awards
  • Commemorative plaques and plates
  • Signs
  • Keychains
engraved memorial awards

Why should I buy a laser for trophy engraving?

Trotec Lasers are always ready for use. Non-contact processing saves tool or grinding costs for milling cutters. Meet even more customer requirements and generate greater profits by using the flexibility of the laser to offer additional services like personalisation and individual packaging. The possibilities are almost unlimited when laser engraving awards and trophies.

Function and advantages of laser technology when laser engraving awards and trophies

Profitable engraving

  • Improve your cost margin through cost effective customisation

Advantages of a Trotec laser

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

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming positioning of materials in comparison to milling cutters
  • No warping of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multi-functional table concept for easy handling

Maximum flexibility

  • Various materials, such as acrylic and Plexiglas®, glass, anodised aluminium, plastic, wood, textiles, leather, marble and metal can be processed with a single device without time-consuming preparation.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy flexx series: Two laser sources in a single device - there is no need to manually change the laser source, lens or focus.

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the laser machine via the printer command
  • Time-consuming programming is not required, unlike with milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

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

Fine tools

  • Precise shapes can be cut
  • Fine text and details can be achieved when laser engraving awards and trophies

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and high beam quality

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam due to material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Consistent quality

  • Recurring materials and jobs are stored in a materials database
  • Perfect results on every job
  • Uncomplicated post production
  • JobControl® laser software materials database

Always have costs and time in your sight

  • With the engraving time calculator, you can calculate the estimated engraving and cutting duration before you even start the laser. This helps in your production planning and with the calculation of your engraving and cutting costs.
  • In addition, the Trotec software tracks your completed jobs; as a result, post-processing calculations are also a breeze.
  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive.
"I originally got the machine on one of their finance packages but it increased business so much that I was able to buy it outright in less than a year! The machine is brilliant! It has increased turnover threefold and I’ve had absolutely no major problems with it."
- Martin Lawrence - own​er of Lawrence Laser Designs -

Tips for laser engraving trophy cups

Can metal be engraved with a CO2 laser?

When laser engraving awards and trophies that are metal with CO2 lasers a special paste or spray must be applied to the workpiece and dried prior to laser engraving. The marking is burned into the metal with the laser. Once the laser has finished engraving or marking the residue of the paste or spray must be washed off. Laser engraving and marking using this process requires a lot of energy; so the laser must move at an appropriately low speed. On some metals, high contrast can be achieved using this process.

Important: Not all metals are suitable for paste or spray marking.

The necessary pastes or sprays can be costly and the process time-consuming. A fiber laser allows you to bypass this process and mark the metal directly. A distinction is made between engraving, annealing marking, and coating ablation. Speedy flexx laser machines are equipped with both a CO2 and a fiber laser, allowing the user to use both laser sources in a single job without having to manually change the laser source, lens or focus. The patented JobControl® laser software makes this possible: Simply assign the desired laser source to each colour within the graphic.

Acrylic vs cast acrylic

Acrylic is a popular material, especially for laser engraving awards and trophies. Acrylic can be both laser engraved and cut. Cast acrylic (“gs”) allows you to achieve crystal-clear cut edges and white engraving with your laser. In order to obtain a quality cut, the laser speed should be reduced and 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 slightly rough edge. Extruded acrylic requires less power for laser 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. Laser-engraving and cutting machines must never operate unsupervised.

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