Laser engraving promotional items

for ball pens, USB sticks, Zippos®, key chains and much more

laser engraved pens

Materials suitable for laser engraving

Make a lasting impression on your customers with personalised, laser engraved promotional materials. With a Trotec laser machine, you will own a universal tool that allows you to design advertising gifts that are both individual and useful at the same time. Whether key chains, glasses, ball pens, USB sticks, or Zippo® lighters - with laser engraving and laser marking, you can easily personalise promotional products.

Refine wood, acrylic, textiles or glass with a CO2 laser. Using a fiber laser, plastic and metal marking, including materials such as stainless steel, natural aluminum, polycarbonate and polyamide is easy, allowing you to label products and create intricate designs. With a Speedy flexx laser machine, use both laser sources in one system to become even more independent in terms of material. This allows you to work much more efficiently, faster and more cost-effectively with a Trotec laser engraving machine than this was possible before with advertising printing.

Materials suitable for laser engraving and laser etching

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Metal, e.g. aluminium
  • Plastic, e.g. polycarbonate, polyamide
  • Rubber


Application examples for promotional items


  • Ball pens
  • Engraved USB sticks
  • Key chain
  • Lighters - zippo engraving
  • Electronic devices
  • Advertising gifts
  • Office products
Office supplies - laser engraved

Laser engraving and laser etching promotional products: Why choose laser technology?

With a Trotec laser engraving machine, you can process a variety of materials with a single device. Laser engraving is an excellent way to personalise a wide range of products. Once the laser settings have been defined, the marking quality will always remain absolutely identical. You can save recurring jobs and materials in the materials database and ensure that you achieve perfect results for every new job. As a result, post-production is straight forward for series productions or single pieces.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Economic production

  • Costs per marking are consistently low, no costs for plates or similar preparations
  • Low-cost customisation options allow for easy personalisation

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engraving machines available on the market. Offering a maximum processing speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5g, Speedy lasers offer almost unlimited application possibilities.

Maximum flexibility

  • A wide range of materials used in the promotional products industry can be processed with a single device without time-consuming preparatory works

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, lenses or focus.

Consistent quality

  • Recurring materials and jobs are stored in a materials database
  • Perfect results for every job
  • Uncomplicated post production

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software materials database

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intuitive JobControl® laser software, allowing for easy personalisation of promotional products

Non-contact processing

  • There is no need to painstakingly fixate the work piece in place
  • There is no pressure on the material, so the risk of damage is minimised

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy material handling. From producing engraved USB sticks to zippo lighters, your laser engraving machine can have a table to suit your needs
"Something that swayed us heavily towards Trotec was the fact that we could use our pre-existing software with it because of its versatility. The machine has been working well for us, enabling the company to take on more business and generate more profit."
- Paul Covington - Managing Director at Engrave-a-Gift -
"The Trotec laser has helped us stay competitive in a very crowded online personalisation market. The price was very reasonable and it’s had a good impact on business."
- Hannah Slater - Owner of Chichi Gifts -
"Thanks to the quality of Trotec machines, we’ve been able to secure a large contract which we wouldn’t have otherwise. From sales to training to technical support the whole process could not have been better."
- Nicholas Humphrey-Smith - Managing Director of Ancestors of Dover Ltd -

Tips for engraving promotional items

Can metal be engraved with a CO2 laser, too?

Yes, but only with the help of an additional marking solution. Prior to laser marking and engraving metal apply the spray or paste and let it dry. You can then engrave the item. Once the engraving process is complete you should wash the excess residue from the workpiece.

With a Speedy flexx series laser machine metal marking is easy as the machine is equipped with a CO2 and a fiber laser. Both laser sources can be used in a single job without having to manually change the laser source, the lenses or the focus. The patented JobControl® laser software makes this possible: Simply assign the desired laser source to each colour of the graphic and you are ready to engrave.

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